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About Nim

LFM to look for meaning. Even geeks can change the world, right? Well, giddyup.

One week, no sugar

I’m a full week now without sugar. People have asked me if I’m eating fruit (yes) and having dairy (also yes). To make it clear, I’ve gone without table sugar, white sugar, refined sugar. Sucrose, really, although I found out … Continue reading

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How the Marathon bombing changed me

It’s Friday. And it’s Day 3 since something turned my life around. It’s been five days since I heard about the bombs on Boylston street. I was glued to the computer for hours, even though my colleagues (admittedly 2000 miles … Continue reading

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Today was better SXSWi day 4

The only complaints I have are 1) again shut out of some panels that were in ridiculously small rooms. SXSW, track RSVP and stars on the calendar. It’s not a surprise. 2) cap metro didn’t extend the rail service, and … Continue reading

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SXSWi 2013 day 3

Today, after the disappointments from yesterday, was all about me. Mostly. I decided to attack with more laissez faire and less schedule Gestapo. Per the friend I ran into yesterday, I chose the ONE session I wanted and sacrificed anything … Continue reading

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SCSWi 2013 day 2

A frustrating day. The bottom line: choices. Three sessions in a row were full when I got to them. Lines around corners (plural!) for the first meant I got to go to a session for myself, not for work. A … Continue reading

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SXSWi 2013, day 1

Wow. So overwhelmed. Today started with just a few gentle intros and a few sessions. It still blew my mind. Keynote: makerbot makes anything and now you can, too. Next session: we’re not just rebuilding homes after disasters, we’re teaching … Continue reading

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Still writing 2012 on your checks? Lucky bastard.

Yeahhhhh, it’s 2013 and I haven’t even written a single blog post yet. (Oh wait. There’s one! I just hadn’t published for some reason, and evidently I was still getting over pneumonia. I think I get a bye on forgetting … Continue reading

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So what’ve you been up to?

Oh, nothing. Just overcoming the challenges of my mother’s house fire, traveling, organizing a 10-week class for 32 naturalists, and having pneumonia. No biggie. Man am I glad THAT is all done. Well, except I’m still getting over pn, still … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Prisons Save Money

via┬áSolar Powered Prisons Save Taxpayers Money | Sustainablog. Yes, please. If we can’t switch from dirty fuels *cough*fossil fuels*cough* because it’s a better and cleaner way to do things, and because building new infrastructure actually creates news jobs (oh, don’t … Continue reading

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Craft Hope’s softie project for kids

Hello world and fellow geekcrafters! Would anyone else like to join in Craft Hope’s “project 19″, softies for Hurricane Sandy kids? Since the deadline is January 10, I figure maybe I can whip up a few murlocs. The project doesn’t … Continue reading

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