When I’m feeling down

I try hard at what I do.  I try to be creative, but sometimes the finished product is not what I envision,  So I watch this video, throw the project away and start fresh.

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Internet Learning

The Khan Academy is in good company.  They are right next door to Google and Bill Gates is a huge fan as well as an investor.

What is Khan Academy you might ask.  Well they are a non-profit educational website offering a world wide classroom in a one on one, at your speed package.  For Free.

Back in my day we had to go to a tutor’s house and try to learn…  This my friends is progress.

Freedom from Keys!

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I hate passwords.  I have to keep a master list of them.  I constantly forget which password and user name combination goes with what program.  The Nymi looks to end all that.  Last week I showed you the next evolution of Square,  this will definitely merge with Square type technology in the near future.   The merging of these two technologies will basically free you from carrying a wallet and maybe even identification cards all together.   I suppose the bad thing that could go with it is that ones carefully hidden tracks or desire to be left alone will basically be gone for ever once this technology takes hold.

How do you get your News?

If you knew the news before the news was new would that make you not a newb?

People get their “news” from social media these days, its not a secret.  Its so not a secret that Facebook itself recently released a news app called Paper.   Where they curate real news sources for you to see.

But that is not the point of this posting.   I just felt like talking about how amusing it is that the collective of society deems themselves and their circle of friends more important than the world around them.   Its nothing new really, the cavemen cared about their little tribe, what was for dinner and planned how to start their next fire. They didn’t care what was going on half way around the world or even two ridges away more than likely.   Various tribes around the world  live in virtual isolation to this day.  They spend their time taking care of the ones around them and don’t care to be bothered by the “outside world”.

The funny thing about this is, as connected as we are now to everything and everyone.  We still act just like those cavemen millions of years ago and we have more in common with those isolated tribes in South America and India than we could ever possibly know.    Having traveled quite a bit I frequently get asked “What are the people like there?”  or “How do they go about their lives with whatever is going on?”   The answer is simple,  They don’t care.  They all have lives that include  jobs, social roles, families, bills, and anything else you could think of in some way.  And they don’t care about most things that won’t affect them.

So it really should be no surprise when articles like this pop up telling you that alarmingly few people see the news besides what is on their Facebook page and that only stories that tug at your heart strings in one way or another get passed along at a viral rate.

Winning Wednesday

These things are winning today.  Check them out and maybe you can somehow win though osmosis.

Trans-Am Trail Movie:

A couple guys filmed their journey across the Trans-Am Trail.   The Trans-Am Trail is a 5,000 mile long series of dirt roads and sometimes merely  paths that cross the country from Jellico, Tennessee to the Pacific Ocean in southwest Oregon.  And these guys made a movie of their adventure!  I have been on a few small portions of the TAT and it certainly is an adventure.

Dunlop Releases new tires:

Hot on the heels of the awesome AT-81 tire for off-road riders, Dunlop is releasing a revised version of their MX31 and MX51 tires, called the MX32 and MX52.  I may or may not have ridden on the preproduction versions over the last year or so and the tires may or may not be significantly better than the previous versions, or in other words, AMAZING.   Checkout Transworld Motocross’s video recap of the press release here.

Motorcycle Rider missing in Mexico:

Speaking of adventure,  a couple weeks ago Harry Devert went missing in Mexico.  He was on his way to Tierra Del Feugo, on a bike almost identical to the bike my father rode from Prudoe bay to Tierra Del Feugo back in 2007.  More information is available on the Vice.com article.  He sounded like a really cool guy and I hope it all gets resolved.  Here is a link to his friends and family’s Facebook search page

RedBull Grand Prix of the Americas (MotoGP):

59 days from now you will get to see the BEST motorcycle road racers in the world take center stage in Austin, Texas.   I’m excited now because tickets are finally ON SALE.

Ultimate Indoor Enduro!

Its just days away and in Springfield, Missouri

Why The SR-71 Blackbird was badass:

Read this story now.

Dong Riders in the Sky:

WAIT!  So you are telling me that, on the horizon, there is a Grindr/Tindr app for airline travel?  Yes there is!  It should be live by April.  I am going to get it,  and then I will post a fake photo, and creep on unsuspecting DTF passengers on every, single, flight.  Who knew technology could make people so much more fun?  Read all about the “Wingman” app here.

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