Test Hotlink Breaking Redirect

There is a practice known as hotlinking, that is to insert an image into a website without physically capturing the image within that website. Here is an example, a photo of Luisa and me from a few years ago. It has no particular significance, other than that it is on the web and thus can be hotlinked. This first version is part of this post and is not a hotlink. It is a copy.img_1952-l-k-20091229_150

I am part of a team that runs a website with a lot of images: http://www.featurepics.com, if you need some good images drop in and we will be happy to sell you the license you need to legitimately use the photo that will tell your story. However, some sites take advantage of our catalog of images for sale by using them directly from our site. Of course they are watermarked but for some purposes that doesn’t matter. Like all sites we pay for bandwidth so each time someone looks at one of our images from someone else's site it costs us money and saves the hotlinker about the same amount of money.

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30. May 2015 18:04 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Beautiful image from FeaturePics

Blue sky mountain and golden grassland lake in morning.

13. July 2013 17:47 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Thanksgiving Dinner

We had thanksgiving this year with friends in Fremont, CA. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, but it was cold, probably the temp was in the low 60s.

Several of the folks at this gathering, including the hostess, are from Russia. Several more, specifically my family, are from Ecuador. A few of us are from the Midwest, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

The table was beautiful.

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The star of the show was Dasha’s new little friend:

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Another interesting thing was the ghostly image on Dasha’s car. I wonder how that happened?

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Here are a few of the people at the party.

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27. November 2010 15:33 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

No on 23 – Stop Dirty Energy

TexasOilPollution

Two Texas oil companies are spending millions on Prop. 23. Prop. 23 will:

  • Result in more air pollution and increase public health risks
  • Jeopardize 500,000 jobs and $10 billion in private investment in California clean energy businesses
  • Increase consumer energy costs by up to $650 per year by keeping us addicted to costly oil

Get all the facts at www.StopDirtyEnergy.com

You can also:

  • Educate yourself on how California’s climate & energy laws have created companies & jobs:  www.CABrightSpot.com.
  • Tell your friends by email, on Facebook, at work, & everywhere else.
  • Participate in the debate. Write letters to the editor and post comments on blogs & websites.
  • Contribute (click here). The other side’s leader, right-wing California Assemblyman Dan Logue, has publicly said he expects the oil companies to spend $50 million.
18. October 2010 13:57 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Back Yard Sea Level – Your back yard

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Information is Beautiful puts some things in perspective. Sea rise due to Global Warming, for instance.

Two meters higher wipes out Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and St. Petersburg. Large parts of San Francisco and Manhatton are also submerged.

That is a lot of nice Real Estate that will be going to waste.

7. October 2010 12:05 by Kal | Comments (1) | Permalink

Physics Trumps Money

George Mobus  writing in Question Everything - When what is happening in your world doesn't make sense, when it doesn't conform to your beliefs about how things should work, it's time to ask hard questions.

Work, Exergy, the Economy, Money, and Wealth -- A Sort-Of Tutorial

This is something of a tutorial on the relationship between energy and the economy. I have been dismayed by how often people express their lack of knowledge about that relationship. Such expressions come in the form of beliefs that money is what drives the economy. Or the belief that human desire to accumulate monetary wealth is the motive force for economic growth. Indeed I doubt that most people ever think of physics when they think of the economy. But the reality is that the economy is very much a physical process that requires energy to continue operating. All of the money in the world will not suffice to maintain the motivation of the wheels of industry unless it can be used to exchange for energy flow. Here is a guide to how the real wealth of nations is created and a more concise look at the nature of energy flow needed to do so.

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4. October 2010 10:26 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Looking for a Job? ASPO-USA Needs an Executive Director

Found at : Casaubon’s Book

As part of its central project, ASPO needs a permanent Executive Director, someone to drive the organization forward as it works to make people understand exactly what their future looks like - both at the technical and scientific end, and in day-to-day lives. I'm hoping that out there among my readership is the perfect person! Check it out and pass it along to anyone you know!

ASPO-USA (the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas) is seeking an Executive Director, to be based in Washington, D.C. This position provides a terrific opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated person to help advance understanding of issues related to peak oil and gas. ASPO-USA's executive director will lead the organization's efforts to encourage prudent energy management, equitable community transformation, and cooperative initiatives in an era of depleting petroleum resources. Founded in 2005, ASPO-USA's methods include a comprehensive program of public education, a positive endorsement of practical solutions, and an honest attempt to encourage competing parties to cooperate for their mutual benefit. The Executive Director reports to the ASPO-USA Board of Directors and has overall responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, and management functions of the organization. In addition, the Executive Director serves as a key ambassador for ASPO-USA to the broader community. This includes driving ASPO's fundraising, networking and public relations. The Executive Director will be expected to build on ASPO's strong foundation, helping to consolidate its gains and increase its impact. Please see the ASPO-USA website for more information about the organization and a copy of the full job description. www.aspo-usa.org. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Kim Comart, Comart & Associates, at kcomart@comcast.net. They can also call Kim at (877) 363-2776 ext.4.

Salary:$75,000+, d.o.e.

Email:kcomart@comcast.net
Website:http://www.aspo-usa.org/

22. September 2010 10:21 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Beyond Petroleum – BP still failing.

Can anyone still think more petroleum is the answer?

4. June 2010 08:56 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Beyond Petroleum – The diamond saw blade is stuck

Meanwhile, the oil approaches Florida.

Of course, no one could have predicted.

2. June 2010 09:34 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

Beyond Petroleum – Obama starting to get it?

“I said to the Republicans, join with me,” Obama said. “There’s been some good work done by John Kerry and Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham. Let’s go. Let’s not wait. Let’s show the American people that in the midst of this crisis, all of us are opening our eyes to what’s necessary to fulfill the promise to our children and our grandchildren.”

31. May 2010 11:58 by Kal | Comments (0) | Permalink

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