April 22, 2013

The Raspberry Pi Planet Simulator Cluster

Following a suggestion by "arcticio" on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum we've just constructed a small cluster of Raspberry Pi single board computers and set it to work simulating the climate of Planet Earth. Consider it as the contribution to Earth Day 2013!

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September 3, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee Drenches Louisiana

The Gulf of Mexico "Area 1" we mentioned on Thursday has now developed into the thirteenth named Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone. According to the National Hurricane Center's latest public advisory bulletin about Tropical Storm Lee:

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February 10, 2010

Britain and America's "First Geeks"

This weeks edition of the Economist contains a long article on the suddenly hot topic of "Open Data". The subhead sums up the issue like this:

In several countries more official data are being issued in raw form so that anybody can use them. This forces bureaucrats and creative types to interact in new ways.

and the article points out that:

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January 29, 2010

The econnexus Music Making Machines Project

Today announces the launch of our latest project, the econnexus Music Making Machines.  This project is intimately interconnected with our "Water Connects Us" downloadable album, which aims to raise money for Haiti earthquake victims.

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August 29, 2008

An Open Letter to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Dear Sirs,

I note with interest that on August 18th 2008 you launched a new website at I applaud your basic message that citizens of the United States of America would benefit from finding out more about EcoDriving techniques, and from then implementing such techniques themselves. However I must point out that I strongly object to your apparent attempt to secure the word EcoDriving as your trademark. We have been using that word on our website at to promote that very same message for a number of months now. Other web sites have been doing the same for considerably longer. I should be grateful if you would remove the offending symbol from the home page of at your earliest convenience.

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August 17, 2008

The First Three econnexus Projects

Today announced their first three projects.

To help raise funds we have started two projects. The first is our 2009 Calendar, which we will start selling from December 1st 2008. Until then we will be running a competition to select 12 works of art to be included in the calendar. If you are a visual artist and you would like to find out more about entering the competition please take a look at the entry instructions and video at the econnexus 2009 calendar project page

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