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Archive: January 9th, 2008

The Intelligence Revolution: Second Life, Virtual Worlds in BBC Documentary

The future of the internet and the world

Time well spent…worth watching.

I once thought, as a child, that there must be an end to space.  That when I looked above and saw the stars, that beyond those stars there was a wall.  Once you hit that wall you have come to the end of space.

I now realize, as an adult, that if there was a wall then that would mean there would have to be something on the other side of that wall.  Thus, there was no end to space.  There was no wall.

I watch this report and realize, as a child, that once again I am looking into space but realize this time that there will be no wall at the end of this space.

  The future of the internet is going to revolve around these virtual worlds and how that eventually finds it way into our everyday life.  Watching this report will help you see the vision.



January 9, 2008: New KIVA Partner…

  I added a new KIVA Partner today.


Name: Asencia Huanca
Location: El Alto / La Paz, Bolivia
Primary Activity:


Loan Use: Ella precisa de capital para poder incrementar su mercadería, comprar víveres al por mayor, lo que resulta una reducción en el gasto y un mejor ingreso para ella y su pequeño hijo. She needs the loan to increase her inventory and buy at wholesale prices in order to decrease costs and increase income for her and her son.

January 9, 2008: A quieter day…

  A quiet day after a stormy 48 hours!  We had a number of tornado warnings across our area on Tuesday.  Major damaged was confined to portions of Southeast Missouri and Southwest Indiana.  Both Mayfield and Paducah had tornado warnings but no significant damage was reported.  Tornado sirens sounded three times here in the City of Mayfield.  So I long event for January and I am glad it is over.  I think I spent about 9 straight hours in front of the radar.  I was tired by the time all was said and done.

  This was one of the more impressive outbreaks I have ever witnessed for the Missouri Valley – during the winter months.  I know there were some strong tornadoes in Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  Almost unheard of.

  Joey and I visited the farm today…walking around and looking things over.  We have not heard anything new though.  I guess we will just have to continue to hurry up and wait.

  Leaving for Canada on Friday Morning.  I will be gone for about four or five weeks.  Maybe I will see snow up there?  One would think!  Will be in Quebec City for the Winter Carnival.  Looking forward to that!  We will be staying at the Ice Hotel.  Should be exciting…especially for those who love winter!

  SCHOOL STARTS TODAY!  I think I will wait until I get to Canada to start my lessons.  Satellite Meteorology and Hydrology!  Those are the two classes this semester.