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Freeware Technology

Favored Freeware Updates: October 2007

The following Favored Freeware applications have been updated since the beginning of October 2007:

Blogroll Dive: 10/26/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

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General

Southern California Wildfires

Several wildfires currently raging through Southern California have destroyed thousands of homes and forced nearly a million people to evacuate.

The most reliable and up-to-date information, complete with fire-specific information phone lines, can be found at CAL FIRE. In addition to the resources provided by CAL FIRE, a regularly updated map from the Los Angeles Times shows the locations and details of all Southern California wildfires, and a detailed map from KPBS shows evacuated regions, evacuation centers, and road closures for the San Diego County wildfires.

My prayers go out to everyone affected by these fires.

Blogroll Dive: 10/19/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan shared a quote from Ray Bradbury on taking risks.
  • Khaled discussed the recent wave of departures from 9rules.
  • Jim discussed the compatibility of Yasu and Cache Out X with the upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.5 (aka “Leopard”).
  • Joen discussed Noscope’s evolution.
  • Sarah shared two videos of an outstanding electronica ensemble with some awesome digital instruments.
  • Chris further explained his decision to leave 9rules.
  • And, Tom discussed demand management regarding the future of wind energy in Ireland.
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Noteworthy Science World

Save the Environment for Free

You’ve probably heard it all before, “For just pennies a day . . . For a one-time donation of . . . With your annual membership . . .” Well, I’m going to say something a little bit different today.

For just minutes a day, you can improve the quality of the environment for yourself and everyone around you who is, or whoever will be, living on our green Earth. That’s right, I said “For just minutes a day . . .” In fact, I sponsor the protection of 96.58 square feet of rain forest and wilderness land, and the removal of 4 pounds of CO2 from our atmosphere, every day for only one minute of my time. Would you like to know how?

Every night, I visit EcologyFund.com and click every red button to save a total 74.8 square feet of rain forest and wilderness land and remove 4 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere. I then visit The Rainforest Site and click the large green button to save 21.78 square feet of rain forest land.

That’s right, by following this routine, you too can sponsor the protection of 96.58 square feet of rain forest and wilderness land, and the removal of 4 pounds of CO2 from our atmosphere, every day for only two minutes of your time. That’s a total of 35,252 square feet (over 3/4 of an acre) and 1,060 pounds (about half a ton) every year!

Want to do more to save the environment? Then please consider planting some trees.

Update: This post is 12 years old, but still popular, so I’ve gone through and removed some dead links and updated the totals. Meanwhile, also check out Ecosia, which uses revenue from your searches to plant trees.