MacHeist

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For anyone who doesn’t know … MacHeist is incredible! You become an ‘agent’ and do some simple task like a puzzle or find something on the web. In return you get free software. This is actually good software that you would want to buy too, not some place that gives away stuff nobody wants! Try it! I’m on the blue team. The current free thing without having to even do an assignment is a free license of Typinator – one thing I’ve been wanting to buy for a very long time.

▛▞▞▟ Proud Member of the BLUE Team™ ▙▚▚▜

How to Change the World: Mac Reunion

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Nice pix and videos from the Mac reunion courtesy of Guy Kawasaki:

On January 24, 1984 Apple introduced Macintosh. Many of us who worked in the Macintosh division are now asking, “Where did the time go?” The Division had a reunion at the home of Alain Rossman (software evangelist) and Joanna Hoffman (the division’s conscience and first marketing person) to celebrate this occasion, and these are pictures from the event.

via How to Change the World: Macintosh 25th Anniversary Reunion: Where Did Time Go?.

Black Magic Soil

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Fascinating ancient Amazon technique could reduce global warming by 12% …

Scientists Promote Benefits of Black Magic Soil | LiveScience:
Scientists say terra preta can do much more than a box of Miracle-Gro. The process of making it pulls carbon out of the atmosphere, and can reduce global warming.

“The knowledge we can gain from studying the Amazonian dark earths, found throughout the Amazon River region, not only teaches us how to restore degraded soils, triple crop yields and support a wide array of crops in regions with agriculturally poor soils, but also can lead to technologies to sequester carbon in soil and prevent critical changes in world climate,” said Johannes Lehmann, a biogeochemist at Cornell University.