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Green tech finds: Earthships and solar get affordable

Green tech finds: Earthships and solar get affordable

Think “green tech” automatically means “expensive?” Nope: costs are dropping on everything from Earthships to solar power.

An affordable Earthship: I’ve been in love with the Earthship building concept for years, but no way I’d ever be able to afford one. That may be changing, though: the “Simple Survival” model Earthship is designed to provide the amenities of these self-sufficient structures without the “mortgage bondage.” Check it out above.

Mom's emoticon cheat sheet

Mom's emoticon cheat sheet

This is rather sweet example of shifts in communication in the modern era: One Redditor found this cheat sheet for emoticons on his parents’ computer.

The Office blueprint

The Office blueprint

Last October, I blogged about Mark Bennett’s blueprints of fictional homes from pop culture. Similarly, the crowds at Reddit discussed this office blueprint for the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. I like how Ryan’s desk near the men’s restroom after his demotion is noted as well.

TED: How to make a splash in social media

TED: How to make a splash in social media

Watch this 5 minute TED talk by Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, a link aggregate social website from which a-many memes and items have virally emerged. Ohanian’s 5 minute speech titled “How to make a splash in social media” provides an interesting blueprint on how people can leverage the power of social media and online…