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15 August, 2008

No AC & Hot Weather? Got a Freezer?

Filed under: Insights,New Ideas,Publish Often — Tags: , , , , , — Sean Canton @ 12:26 am

Here in Portland, Oregon, they’re predicting 104 degree temperatures tomorrow. This is not good. You see, buying an air conditioner in Portland is a terrible waste of money, 360 days out of the year. The weather is tolerable and tends towards the cold more often then the hot.

However, for those five days out of the year that the temperature tops 100, having a solution is critical. Probably the reason there are heaps of public fountains in the Portland Metro area, besides the pretty looks.

Swamp coolers are generally a good idea, except the weather is far too humid to support evaporative cooling.

My solution? Get a hand towel wet, wring it out and stick it in the freezer. Be sure to fold it several times, and place it flat side down, so it’s easy to remove once it freezes.

After an hour, you have a damp (not wet), very cold cloth. For maximum cooling, place over the top of your head, then drape around shoulders & neck when the center begins to thaw.

I figure that since most of your body heat escapes from your head, cooling off the area is a wise idea. I believe the greatest volume of blood flows through your neck, so cooling down your blood should cool down the rest of you.

The frozen hand towel stays icy cool without dripping for 30+ minutes. Works for me! Although it could be too cold for some.

Another argument for always having your towel handy.

2 June, 2008

Artnoxious : At the Intersection of Pretension, Egomania and Temporal Abundance

Filed under: Insights,Knowledge Fruit,New Ideas,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Sean Canton @ 10:09 am

Given that we live in a society of exuberant excess, it’s only inevitable that somewhere along the long, dreary path of the soul, we find those who would use our patterns of communication to judge, delineate and define in a way that is not accessible to the casual observer, only after much study and socialization, can one break past this intellectual exclusion and access the intention going into a given work, which, to my great distress, supersedes the varied interpretations of that work in an ephemeral triumph of individual arrogance over group experience. In short, it’s Artnoxious.

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30 April, 2008

Biocurrency | Environmental Economics

Filed under: Future?,Insights,New Ideas,World — Tags: , , , — Sean Canton @ 2:12 pm

Heed Warning: I am not an economist, material scientist or an environmentalist, per se, but I believe that we need to do things in a different way if we are to flourish as a global society. If anything, I’m a modern Natural Philosopher.

When one makes a value statement regarding environmental impact, such as, which consumer good has the least impact, there are so many variables that make up this value, that it is often easier to make a uninformed, moral decision instead of an informed, scientific one. (more…)

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