Author: barry

New Earth Tarot
March 3, 2013

New Earth Tarot

The New Earth Tarot has been designed as a map for personal and spiritual growth, an instruction manual for creation and manifestation, a possible therapeutic method, a tool of divination and a reference source for metaphysical knowledge…. and if that is more than you bargained for, it is also designed for you to have fun with.

AFDB (Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie) Effectiveness

…and for the rebuttal:

A recent MIT study [1] calls into question the effectiveness of Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanies. However, there are serious flaws in this study, not the least of which is a complete mischaracterization of the process of psychotronic mind control. I theorize that the study is, in fact, NWO propaganda designed to spread FUD against deflector beanie technology, and aluminum shielding in general, in order to disembeanie paranoids, leaving them open to mind control.

via ZPi | AFDB Effectiveness.

Tin Foil Hats Actually Make it Easier for the Government to Track Your Thoughts – Matt Soniak – The Atlantic

Or so says “physics.”

Lets say some malevolent group — the government, powerful corporations, extraterrestrials — really is trying to read and/or control your thoughts with radio waves. Would the preferred headgear of the paranoid, a foil helmet, really keep The Man and alien overlords out of our brains?

a group of MIT students, prodded by “a desire to play with some expensive equipment,” tested the effectiveness of foil helmets at blocking various radio frequencies. Using two layers of Reynolds aluminum foil, they constructed three helmet designs, dubbed the Classical, the Fez, and the Centurion…

via Tin Foil Hats Actually Make it Easier for the Government to Track Your Thoughts – Matt Soniak – The Atlantic.

CISPA is the New SOPA

CISPA is the New SOPA Earlier this year, strong public opposition led by several prominent websites forced Congressional leaders to cancel votes on two bills known in Washington as “SOPA” and “PIPA.”  Both of these bills threatened search engines and websites with possible shutdowns if the Justice Department deemed them insufficiently cooperative with our phony “war on terror,” or if they were merely accused of copyright infringement.  Fortunately the American public flooded Capitol Hill with phone calls and Congressional leaders dropped both bills.

via CISPA is the New SOPA.

Guilty until proven innocent.

The media industry is at it again. They’d like us all to be sitting on the couch consuming, not creating, …and certainly not sharing.

TED Talk by Clay Shirky: Why PIPA & SOPA are a Bad Idea

What can you do?

Call your Representatives. Ask them to “Please don’t break the internet.”

And be ready for more…

How to read articles more easily

Ever try to read an article or blog post online and have trouble seeing through the ads an moving images? Maybe the color scheme is annoying or text size is too small to read comfortably, but the article looks like it might be worth reading? Well, now you can make reading online easier.

I’m a big fan of Evernote and was excited to find a replacement for Readability, Evernote Clearly. After you install your Chrome (or Firefox) extension, you just click on the Clearly icon and the page you’re looking at transforms into something much easier to read. A quick click and your back to the original. You can even save them to your Evernote account and access them later or from other devices.

As it turns out Readability has made some changes since I switched to Evernote Clearly. It also has extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and it’s now being offered for free. Maybe the rendering speed has even increased. Readability also offers something Clearly doesn’t, export to your Kindle to read there…and it free to use.

Looks like there are two choices now.

Evernote Clearly


Madame de Fromage
November 10, 2010

Madame de Fromage

Colette Hatch is an internationally known food and wine authority. Her career spans more than three decades and covers all aspects of food and wine marketing and management. Her warm and friendly demeanor is sure to mix well with any event. Colette works with some of our local markets and also teaches cheese classes and caters special events.

Kate Silver Originals
August 9, 2010

Kate Silver Originals

Functional Ceramics and Sculpture – Sebastopol, California. (My favorite plates, bowls, and cups). This site was created to allow the artist to add photos, text, and make changes with as little web design learning as possible. I think the site is almost as beautiful as Kate’s ceramics…okay, Kate’s work wins hands down, but the site is pretty nice. My tea cup feels as though it was made for my hand. Beautiful and functional. I love all my pieces!

20 More Unfortunate Domain Names

A blog post you might consider reading if you’re choosing a domain name, or just need a chuckle.

20 More Unfortunate Domain Names

via » 20 More Unfortunate Domain Names » Unofficial DreamHost Blog.

This is a follow up post to the Top 10 Worst Domain Names


Towel Day Celebration

Don’t panic. Do you know where your towel is?

1. Don't Panic! 2. Bring your towel.If you do, then you must be a really hoopy frood.

Today is the day fans around the globe celebrate the works of science-fiction and comedy writer Douglas Adams. Adams was an English author responsible for several best selling titles, but his most well known book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

via Douglas Adams Fans celebrate Towel Day |

How to make reading online easier with Readability

Check this out.  I really like the Readability app, it’s worked great on the pages I’ve used it.

It cuts out all the visual distractions and let’s you focus on the main text that you want to read. You can read the entire article at the Christian Science Monitor:  How to make reading online easier: Instapaper and Readability –

Two Loose Pegs in Petaluma

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Two Loose Pegs is playing Irish music for a fundraiser for Pam Torliatt on Saturday March 20th. Come see us and enjoy some great Irish music! has the details…and you can probably get tickets at the door if you haven’t ordered them in advance.

Be sure to say Hello when you get there!

Anat Baniel Method Practitioner Template Sites

I recently offered a template site option to make it easier for my  fellow Anat Baniel Method Practitioners to get started with their own website. Here are a few of the first sites to be completed:

If you’re interested in getting more out of your life and improving how you feel, you owe it to yourself to try a few lessons or classes. Anat has wonderful results working with special needs children, but anyone can benefit from this method. CEO’s, professional athletes, and musicians are among the many fans of this work.

If you’re an ABM practitioner and looking for an easy solution to getting your own site started, click here for a special offer just for you!

Color printing discount

Several years ago, when the local pre-press and print shops I used where closing up shop, I looked around for online print houses to take care of my printing needs. I tried a few and my favorite was It’s been a while since I needed to place a print order and remembered these folks for a new business card order I needed to print. I’ve been happy with all the jobs they’ve printed for me in the past. I’m trying out the matte paper…I’ll try remember to write a review here when they arrive.

I also have a referral code to share with you if you’re a first time customer to you can get $40 off your first order, and I get a credit for being the one who referred you. It’s a win/win. We both save a little on printing costs and get great quality four color printing at a great price—even without the discount!

Get your discount code here:

You don’t even need to be a print professional to get your materials created. They have templates and wizards to guide you through the process. I haven’t tried them myself, but that can save you some money on a designer as well. I’d be happy to help you create a custom piece at a reasonable price. Call me if you need assistance.

Tim Hawkins, The Government Can!

Smile, you’re in good hands!

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