Selasa, 30 Oktober 2007

water balls & bubbles

[Not sure if the videos are working properly today]

Drinking tea with chopsticks on ISS

Mana boleh buat teh tarikh? Tak boleh, ek?

Water is spherical (not formless), in space station, water forms balls.

Here is a wave in a water ball, and water droplets inside a bubble inside a water sphere:

Video: Pure H2O & CO2 inside a H2O skin, at ISS in microgravity

Some of the lines of Siddhidas Mahaju(N.S.987-N.S.1050) read as follows

सज्जन मनुष्या संगतनं मूर्ख नापं भिना वै पलेला लपते ल वंसा म्वति थें ल सना वै

which states that even a moron can improve with the company of good people just as a drop of water appears like a pearl when it descends upon the leaves of a lotus plant.

Rabu, 24 Oktober 2007

San Diego fire

I lived there for awhile, working for Aziz at Metro Market, every single day for a year, enjoying his wife's fine Arabic cooking for lunch, and helping his son open a new market at the Mexican border. Hopefully the winds will slow and the rains will come there.

Jumaat, 19 Oktober 2007

Traix, vehicle of the future?

Electric or air supplementary power? See this air car:

See the 3rd paragraph at this link, about the electric "killacycle" & video. 0 to 60 mph (88km/h) in 1 second! 175 lbs of lithium ion batteries is much more than Traix would use.

My Solution: Design concept vehicle Traix.

Traix: 1/2 pedal, 1/2 electric bike-car (2 wheeled) in which the harder you pedal, the more juice the battery provides, aerodynamic, links to others on the road via a push-button latch-hook, to form a "train" of say 20 - 100 vehicles on a highway, so everybody cruises aerodynamically with moderate leg power with optimal cardio-vascular aerobic action. At a desired exit, small "bus" of 10 vehicles splits off as a group and goes to neighborhood, then splits apart again into "solo" vehicles, solos park in tight space or carried inside the home. Very good for commutes, not for hauling big heavy stuff (but 2 linked side-by-side could pull a packed tent trailer easily).

Traix fights the poor health problem in the developed world: obesity-diabetes-hardened arteries from lack of aerobic exercise (due in part to oil addicted auto culture reliant on petroleum powered vehicles).

Traix fights the bad pollution problem in the developed and developing world: air pollution and various auto emissions, dirty waters, global warming, oily wars.

Traix avoids the dangers of riding bicycles in auto traffic in cities and highways, by keeping many riders in a unitary mass, in line, rather than all over the road, yet allows easy quick detachment at "bus stops".

Traix recharges via solar panels or home electric plug in, combines a motorcycle battery with a capacitor system for both slow and high speed.

Traix quickly adjusts for optimum aerodynamics as solo, duo or bus/train configuration, and provides both carbonfiber/bamboo shell with protective safety foam surrounding the hull, with umbrella-like top.

Traix really is the sensible option. Blue water, green forests, clean air, good healthy quick non-polluting transport.

Financial investment required for further development. Traix project cannot proceed without funding, contact me via email for more info.

[Traix Design by DDeden Designs]

Khamis, 18 Oktober 2007

Rilek Relic Relax Realaxe Raelix

The winter storms returned
to the palace by the bay,
was it not that season
for me to go away?
selam ke salam
salam selam

Khamis, 4 Oktober 2007

A very touching song

Return to Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins wrote this song about Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin while a senior in high school, when he was supposed to be studying for his final exams, he instead hid in his parents room and composed the melody and some of the lyrics.

He says here (at a live concert) that this song began his music career and later paid for his children's education. (Note to future teachers: Sometimes the kids have something else in their hearts and minds that are more important to them than exams. It's good to be aware of that.)

A. A. Milne wrote the House on Pooh Corner books about his son Christopher and his stuffed animals Pooh, Piglet etc. placing the story in the nearby Cotswald forest.

The original Winnie, a bear from Winnipeg, Canada, was brought to the London Zoo by Canadian soldiers during World War One, and was seen by Christopher and his nanny and parents. Christopher's stuffed bear was therefore named Winnie after this bear. Sometimes simple things are best.

Rabu, 3 Oktober 2007

The post post post (post posted after the post)

This post is just to follow that last one.
Yes, one of those days.

Life is in a haze.

How many more?

Does anyone keep score?