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The Path to Success

(See below for update) I have an older smartphone that is about due for replacement.  It’s a Samsung Omnia, a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone that I have had for almost 3 years. Before that I had always had a “standard” … Continue reading

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Northern Alberta’s Toxic Wasteland – Vast and Growing “Vaster” Everyday—Courtesy of Oil Sands Operators!

a.k.a. Alberta Oil Sands, By Any Name …. By Any Standard (Part Two) “ITS ADDICTION to oil drives the world capitalist economy to ever more devastating destruction. And the new oil rush in the Canadian province of Alberta is ripping … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That

From the very beginning, in 1983, geoLOGIC has been a leader in innovation in the industry, introducing many features and datasets that others have followed along copying. From the release of geoSCOUT Version 1.0 in 1993 to geoSCOUT Version 3.1 at … Continue reading

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Building Limits

I just spent the weekend building a deck.  As far as decks go it isn’t all that much – a simple “ground level” 10’ x 24’ deck on some concrete deck pier blocks. The foundation isn’t all that much – just … Continue reading

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Tell Me Again, Please – What Business Are We In?

  “The railroads collapsed because they thought they were in the railroad business, when really they were in the transportation business. They let others take customers away from them because they assumed themselves to be in the railroad business rather than … Continue reading

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A Business Case for Sustainability: Attention Alberta Oil Sands Operations

Moral and Ethical Side of Sustainability “The first principle  of good banking good energy is to have principles.”   Regarding this prefatory quote — it is just me toying around with the  hugely popular Citizens Bank advertising campaign in the US supporting much-needed … Continue reading

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Why Policy is Important to Global Energy Supply Stability

Last week, on the evening of June 9th,  at the University of Calgary Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, I attended a much-anticipated lecture of  John M. Deutch, a revered American expert on energy policy and technology. This lecture was … Continue reading

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Of “Peakists”, “Doomers”, “Survivalists”, “Alarmists”, “Deniers”, and “Cornucopians”

Writing about the use (and misuse) of labels, James Michael Iddins (Valparaiso University Graduate Studies, Valparaiso, IN) commented: “It is my suspicion that these higher order abstractions [namely, labels], which we often hear used to describe combinations of views necessarily … Continue reading

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I’m So Fascinating!

…Did I make you look??? Not to worry this entire blog will not be about me, actually none of it will. But if you saw the title and thought to yourself “that’s a little appalling” but you still had to … Continue reading

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“It’s All About Barrels in Hand, Not Barrels in the Bush” (Or Peak Oil Revisited—Should We Worry?)

  A number of relatives and friends have asked about what Peak Oil meant, and whether they should worry at the personal or individual levels. Some of them became aware only of the subject upon reading my Compadre Esteban’s (Stephen Werny’s) … Continue reading

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