Carol on Green

Carol is open and fully attentive.

New tools for crowd source radiation monitoring and mapping

Recent work by scientists and engineers from Battelle Institute working at INEL demonstrated a practical gamma ratiation detection and classification application using commercially available cell phones as crude detectors. The authors of the study point out that there are many cell phones, and although they may not be as accurate as standard instruments, they have the advantage of ubiquity making availability in the event of emergency more likely. Although the code wasn't released in the scientific paper by Joshua Cogliati et.al.

Community Resources

Working with our community to develop media resources for over 15 years here in Marin, I've seen both how much can be accomplished by a dedicated group of volunteers, but also how important it is to have a strong vision, and the persistence to persevere through setbacks and the conflicts that arise in the course of such work.

Resolution of Frustration with 1and1 as host

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Update: After contacting 1and1 tech support a second time, I reached a person who was knowledgeable and honest. Short conversation with him and I confirmed that the package upgrade to provide more resources would resolve the problem, and that they would take a while to implement it. It is now complete, and the php memory limit is not a factor, it runs fast. The overhead of the unfortunate snafu with tech support initially could be avoided.

2013 Planetary Dance: Sunrise

Dawn on Mt. Tamalpias

Sunday before sunrise, about 50 people hiked up to the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpias to start the Planetary Dance for 2013. As the sun rose in the sky, offerings of song, poetry, movement and music were shared. This year's gathering included people from across the U.S. as well as Europe and Asia. Russel Bass conducted the gathering. James Nixon read a poem, there were songs and flute music, and of course, dance movement, It was warmer than some years, no fog in our area though we could see it a ways off. Beautiful view, so nice to be in the Chaparral again.

Location

Mt. Tamalpias - East Peak
United States
37° 55' 44.5512" N, 122° 34' 40.0836" W
US

New Bamboo Culms 2013

Bamboo leaves in the courtyard sunlight.

May 6 2013: The Phyllostachys (P.nigra, P.bambusoides, P.vivax, etc.) are sending up new culms in the bamboo grove. Some already above my head, others just emerging. Dry spring, seems to limit the productivity of the grove. Not many new culms so far this year.

Water Cream

Snowy loves fresh water and he prefers
to drink only the fresh, top layer of the water dish.
We call that the "water cream"
since cream floats to the top
and has the sweetest taste.
He has diabetes, though that didn''t come from
water cream,
rather his excessive drinking of water
was a
symptom of diabetes.
Now it is controlled to a degree
with insulin injections
twice a
day.
He's a good friend.

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