Green Coffee-Growing Practices Buffer Climate-Change Impacts

Chalk up another environmental benefit for shade-grown Latin American coffee: University of Michigan researchers say the technique will provide a buffer against the ravages of climate change in the coming decades. Over the last three decades, many Latin American coffee farmers have abandoned traditional shade-growing techniques, in which the plants are grown beneath a diverse…

Update Engine For The Mac

Frankly, this reminds me of using Linux software repositories for keeping software up to date on another *nix platform. Wild as it may seem, it I can see OS X making improvements that I have had for a long time elsewhere. But that is neither here nor there I suppose. Moving on. The idea is…

Getting Paid For Doing Nothing With Your PC

Recently I received a confusing email asking me about getting paid for idle CPU time. Thinking back a bit, I finally recalled a piece I put together back in 2006 on the subject. Unfortunately, it does look like you will no longer be able to profit from it as you once could. Do not misunderstand…

Apple Macs Give Off Benzene?

Over at ZD-Net they are citing a French source that is making a big deal out of the fact that one, yes one, single Mac Pro owner says his computer made him sick. In the article it states that testing has shown that the Mac is giving off benzene. The French article uses a translator…

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Planzone

If it seems like there’s no shortage of project management tools on the Internet, then you’re exactly right, because there isn’t. When the employees of a company work together in an office, it’s not too much of a challenge for all of them to stay on the same page, but when they work remotely, the…