This blog is back, sort of. I’m trying to give you pertinent and cheeky info that could get lost in the online deluge …
- Googlin’ on the river: It speaks volumes about what kind of resources Google has that it can choose to fund an “artistic barge.” According to latimes.com, the barge will travel around San Francisco Bay and other parts of the West Coast, and is expected to receive 1,000 visitors per day. A company associated with the Google project said, “We envisioned this space with community in mind, a surprising environment that is accessible to all and inspires conversation about how everything is connected — shorebirds, me, you, the sea, the fog and much more.”
- Walmart thinks green: Walmart is not the most popular company, with its ties to overseas merchandise and its influence on the marketplace. However, the company does have some admirable green initiatives, including a store in Ohio that is going entirely to LED lighting. I salute such energy saving initiatives, and any sort of price competition that helps less fortunate people make it economically.
- Waste not wasted: This is not meant to be a joke, but it’s certainly unusual. There’s a report that a device could be used to pump urine that would power robots, which would be used to monitor pollution in urban areas.
- Seats for tweets: Had to happen, in a world addicted to smartphones, and in a world that already allows you to dine at your movie seat. Now, a report notes that a theater in Minnesota is catering to obsessive phone/Twitter users and giving them a section of their own called, “tweet seats.” And other theaters in the U.S. are experimenting.
Note: The photo in this post is from San Francisco, November 2010. It bears some relevance, as there’s a item here with a San Francisco connection. Besides, it’s one of my favorite pics.