Really good neighbours watch out for each other. They ask each other for advice, and offer to help, especially on matters that impact the larger neighbourhood. They respect each others’ boundaries but are quick to assist in a crisis. They look for opportunities to collaborate and to socialize. Great neighbours make for great neighbourhoods, and it is well worth the effort. Local community living conditions are greatly improved overall, when people treat each other with consideration.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal subscribers and readers for participating in interactions at Mikode. I especially want to thank Dr. John Carlyle and his wife; without their financial support over the past three years this site would not exist. Wishing everyone peace, love and joy over the Christmas festive season and for the New Year 2015.
Some local communities foster fertile ground for learning and don’t have the horrendous dropout figures of 40% that America is currently reporting. Nor do they have the so called Attention Deficit Disorder [ADD] epidemic. Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Unfortunately a lot of small local businesses are suffering due to the internet revolution. This is due to the huge volume of consumers, who are turning to their various online devices; before making decisions concerning purchases of products and services. As a web developer I am aware of the problems facing both consumers and businesses, when dealing with the internet. Most small businesses today realize that they need an internet presence, to remain competitive. What most small business owners don’t realize is what having an “internet” presence entails. More importantly, most small business owners are not even aware of the […]
Here’s hoping you are all having a fine festive season. The following video has nothing to do with the Easter Bunny but I hope it brings you the same joy that I experienced whilst watching it:
It never ceases to amaze me, how scams like the Nigerian scam, survive for so long. It is hard to believe that people still fall for these scams – even ones that have been around and re-hashed for over a decade. I received the same email today [see copy below] as the one I got in 2001. Federal Bureau of Investigation (Good News) Federal Bureau of Investigation [firstname.lastname@example.org] Mon 31/03/2014 7:51 AM — Federal Bureau of Investigation Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crime Division Edger Hoover Building Washington Dc Customers Service Hours / Monday to Saturday Office Hours Monday to Saturday: […]
These are interesting technological projects to create electricity. Ocean waves are an abundant and untapped source of renewable energy. This energy is then converted into grid-connected electricity. Mounted on the seabed, the units are designed to adapt to marine life. Various projects have been in experimental stages for quite some time however there seems to be a lack of information online as to the progress. If anyone reading this has any more updated information, please let us know via the comments below. Biowave : Biomimicry to generate power a la Kelp : Anyone who has ever been scuba diving in […]