Rules of Engagement

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If it is your business to provide services to others, you darn well better understand that you aren’t really doing so, unless you have paying clients. What you are doing is not even a hobby- it’s just a waste of time.

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Disruptive Technology- real or imagined?

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We all have heard it. Beware the disruptive technology that will change the way things happen in this world. But, having developed more than my share of new innovations, I can guarantee you that the world does NOT beat down the doors of those with better mousetraps.

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What’s trending today?

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Way back when I was still having kids (no, not me, silly- my wife), I noticed the crazy trends in kids names.  (I didn’t fall prey to that trend- but mostly because I used religious names for my kids.   Yet, my middle daughter got caught up in that – because of a TV program She-Ra, Princess of Power.   Wrong spelling, right sound.)

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Moi? Creative Blogger? Mais, Oui!

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Given the fact that I have a full queue (thankfully!), you might have thought I wasn’t appreciative that Jeffrey Scott nominated me as a creative blogger a while ago.  No,  this was the first spot I could insert my response that would not upset the applecart (or is that the Leaning Tower of Pisa?) that describes my blog queue.

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Broken Promises?

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I wrote about the Chevron plant that converts solar energy to steam, so that they can recover oil using a smaller carbon footprint.  This Coalinga (CA) plant is pretty darned big.  It’s on some 65 acres and nearly 8000 mirrors that track the sun.  (They are called heliostats.)   And, it yields some 29 MW of steam.

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Bye-bye, Trans-Fats?

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Schematic detail of adjoining unsaturated carb...

Schematic detail of adjoining unsaturated carbon atoms in trans configuration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Lowered cholesterol?

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(This is part 3 of a 4 part series.  Sorry for the interruption yesterday.  But, given the events in Charlston- and the world- I felt no choice but to interrupt the series.)

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You’ve got to be carefully taught

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(I know I said today’s post would be the third in a four part series about cholesterol.  But, I must interject this reaction.   The series will continue tomorrow.)

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Cholesterol in our meals

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Yesterday, we spoke about surrogate measurements- and why these don’t always provide the data we seek.  Because cholesterol is just that (even though it is cheap and easy)- and does not really tell us the conditions of our heart and circulatory system the way folks believe it does.

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Good cholesterol may not be so good…

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Cholesterol.   If you are over the age of 35, I will bet you know your number- or dread the number and refuse to acknowledge it.  But…

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