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Monday, April 05, 2010

Shake, rattle, and roll

  The USGS Recent Earthquake Maps for Northern California and Nevada ( have been full of fascinating graphics for the last day or two, as aftershock after aftershock stacks up in SoCal.

I love this site, and visit it often, but... it is so FULL right now. At left: a close-up of the impacted area.

Yes, I need to refresh my emergency water supply.

Yes, I'm signed up for AlertSF at, San Francisco's emergency preparedness website.

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posted by Arlene (Beth)10:13 PM

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Earthquakes and Oracles

  October 2009 contains the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, also known locally as the Great Quake of '89. October 2009 also contains the 20th anniversary of the manifestation of the Internet Oracle, then known as the Usenet Oracle (

Coincidence? Perhaps. Evidence that I'm really really old? Hush, child. Just hush.

The Usenet Oracle is still in active service. If you have any important, unresolved questions and are good at groveling, go submit a question.

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posted by Arlene (Beth)12:10 AM

Sunday, May 13, 2007

  Ecocity World Summit 2008 comes to San Francisco.
Throughout Earth Day Week, April 22-26, 2008 in San Francisco, California, the Ecocity World Summit (7th International Ecocity Conference) will be convening an international community of inspired change-makers; courageous individuals who are addressing problems of the world's environment with thoughtful long-range solutions that are truly sustainable, ecologically healthy and socially just.

The International Ecocity Conference Series brings together the key innovators, decision makers, technologists, businesses and organizations shaping the conversation around ecological and sustainable city, town and village design, planning and development. We intend to put these issues on the economic and environmental agenda for 2008 and beyond.
I could use a dose of this!

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posted by Arlene (Beth)9:54 AM

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