SixthSense: Freakishly Amazing New Technology

Pranav Mistry of MIT Media Labs, called one of the 3 greatest minds on earth today, has created a new wearable device called SixthSense. Watch the video below, compliments of Ted.com, and be amazed. Then realize…

You can create this yourself for a few dollars in off-the-shelf parts, and free open-source software Pranav is making publicly available!

We grew up interacting with the physical objects around us. There is an enormous number of them that we use every day. Unlike most of our computing devices, these objects are much more fun to use. When you talk about objects, one other thing automatically comes attached to that thing, and that is gestures: how we manipulate these objects, how we use these objects in everyday life. We use gestures not only to interact with these objects, but we also use them to interact with each other. A gesture of “Namaste!”, maybe, to respect someone, or maybe — in India I don’t need to teach a kid that this means “four” in cricket. It comes as a part of our everyday learning.

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You Are Going To Make It

The other day, I was in a deep, dark place… And these words pulled me out.

Struggle means: to progress with difficulty.
You know what that means? It means that you’re going to make it.

And I don’t even know what you’re going through.
And I’m not even going to tell you that I understand.

But if you’ll accept this suggestion as it be. From experience, take it from me.
Your struggle – it’s all part of his plan.

And you are going to make it.

Setbacks are just set forth to strengthen your spirit and character.
If you ever obtain the wisdom that you have already been blessed with…
You’ll see. You had to be messed with.

In order to be able to look someone else in the face, eye to eye, and say:
You are going to make it.

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Bald Eagle Catches SeaGull in MidAir

I caught this Bald Eagle on camera November 11, 8:00am…
At low tide, on sand bar, off Harbor Island and Hunting Island, SC.

Bald Eagle catches a seagull in mid-air, consumes half…
and takes off with its kill when I get too close.

Why Most Ideas Get Shot Down

Don’t let your “killer” idea get killed… Most brilliant ideas are aborted the moment they are shared with someone else – extinguished by excuses and fear.

Below is a 24-page PDF on how to shut down the naysayers.

Patriotic Sky

Incredible colors – blood red of the coming sun, a few rays of blinding white light,
and solid blue of the disappearing night… A real patriotic sky.

This footage was recorded from deck of the Harbor River Bridge, looking over Harbor Island.
About 2 hours later, I recorded the Hunting Island footage.

Church This Morning

4:30am this morning, I drove to Hunting Island (SC) and watched the sunrise.

I have been going to some beach nearly every week for years now – often several time per week…
I arrive always An hour or so before dawn, and never leave before the sun fully rises.

Never do I sense God’s presence more.
This is when I say my prayers, and talk to The Almighty.
So, here is what my church looked like this morning:

Functional Foods

I was organizing old emails, and ran across the following from my friend Jim Byrum.
The wisdom is timely for me, as I am progressively pursuing a vegetarian diet.

So, in support of the vegetables (and fruits), I offer the following: