Saturday Linkages: Cheapskates and Controversy!

...… Instagramming Your Food May Signal Bigger Problem, Researcher Says http://huff.to/18Tnzw8  Will Google Glass End Distracted Driving?: http://blog.esurance.com/will-google-glass-end-distracted-driving/#.UYSRC4KyvdI.twitter … Bikes Bicycle hackers of 1948: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/08/bicycle-hackers-of-1948.html … For these links and more, follow Root Simple on Twitter: Follow @rootsimple...

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Saturday Linkages: Cat Houses, Office Gyms, Cooking in Compost and More . . .

...by-the-office-of-frank-lloyd-wright/ … Just in time for the holidays . . . How to “unshop” on Black Friday: http://wp.me/p2H7hX-v  Office Gyms Treadmill Desk http://livingsmallblog.com/2010/06/07/treadmill-desk/ … Bikes Next Steps For The Bike Movement In Santa Monica (p. 2/2) http://la.streetsblog.org/2012/11/20/next-steps-for-the-bike-movement-in-santa-monica-p-22/#.UKwAP7vnRYI.twitter … One for the Dustbin: The 85th Percentile Rule...

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Saturday Linkages: Tiny Houses and Succulent Suprises

Gardening Sunflower sutra | Garden Rant http:// gardenrant.com/2012/10/sunflo wer-sutra.html  … Succulent Surprise http://www. dudecraft.com/2012/09/succul ent-surprise.html  … DIY Build-It-Solar Blog: DIY Insulating Window or Door Shutters Using Astrofoil: http://www. builditsolarblog.com/2012/09/diy-in sulating-window-or-door-shutters.html?spref=tw  … Bikes Cargo cyclists replace truck drivers on European city streets: http://www. lowtechma...

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Eco Blogging, Tin Foil Hats and Convention Mania

...that we could set up at our book appearances. She found the line of conversation tedious and told me to shut up. 4:30 PM I head with Colin and some bike folks to a downtown douchebag bar in the hideous Staples Center to talk bikes and get further information about Girltopia. 6:30 PM I arrive at the Root Simple Compound and collapse in a pile of swag. It takes several days to digest all those hemp and acai power bars....

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The Big To-Do List

...ss for our first book The Urban Homestead we used a big piece of taped together paper to come up with our version of Heinlein’s skill set. Most of the subjects on that paper, everything from vegetable gardening to cargo bikes, ended up in the book or in our second book Making It. Now, we don’t expect everyone to master all the things in our books, but it doesn’t hurt to have a cursory knowledge of, say, greywater plumbing or com...

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Bean Fest, Episode 7: The Home-Ec Supper Club

...ye to that and hello Home-Ec Supper Club, also called the Beans and Rice Party. This is the deal that Ari, Erik and I came up with. We’d invite over a mixed group of friends with similar interests in home-ec, home arts, bikes, brewing, bees, homesteading, whatever you want to call it. Practical people, basically.  Erik and I, as hosts, would provide a simple, cheap big pot of something. Cheap being key, because we’re broke. We made ri...

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Finding an Urban Homestead on Craigslist

...which run from $30 – $60, depending on the season. The room will be available on April 1st. So if you’re looking to live in Santa Cruz, CA it looks like you’ll have the three “Bs” taken care of: bikes, bird watching and beer. And kudos for the imaginative ad copy, not to mention of cats and organic undies. I suspect we’ll be seeing more of this kind of informal but intentional housing as the great recession wi...

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Saturday Linkages: Rude and Stinky

The very stinky Dracunculus vulgaris on the Garden Professors’ Blog Stacking metal lunchbox made from tuna cans: http:// boingboing.net/2012/06/28/sta  … Grow Something Rude and Smelly-Dracunculus vulgaris: http:// ow.ly/1O9FIl Moss Tiles – a rally bad idea: http:// ow.ly/1O9FGX Life Magazine 1948: Chicago Family’s Mutant Bikes http:// is.gd/kSBy9U via @bikejuju Geodesic Hub Connectors – http://www. domerama.com/d...

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Saturday Linkages: Meditation Pods and Zombie Lawn Gnomes

...A classic work of entomology, available online in French and English: http:// boingboing.net/2012/09/28/a-c lassic-work-of-entomology.html  …  Health Mark Bittman: Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes? http:// nyti.ms/TykL5o Bikes Cyclists are safe and courteous, and your disdain for them is grounded in cognitive bias: http:// boingboing.net/2012/09/26/cyc lists-are-safe-and-courteou.html  …    Is It Time for Interbike to Dump Las Vegas? http://...

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