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You see all those white flecks around that street light? Those are mosquitoes, and only about 1/20th of all the ones at just that street light, of about 10 or 12 street lights on that bridge alone. I cross that every night on my way home from work and I have to walk under those and feel as all my exposed skin is attacked by hundreds of those little buggers. No wonder there is a west nile outbreak. What can the city of SLC do about it? A LOT! The most practical would be to install Bug Lamps on all of these light posts, there is a light there anyway. Why not?!?! If I come down with West Nile Virus I am going to sue the city of SLC for installing lights, that attract thousands of mosquitoes right where I am expected to walk and if I don’t walk on the sidewalk I will probably get a ticket for J-Walking.

You see all those white flecks around that street light? Those are mosquitoes, and only about 1/20th of all the ones at just that street light, of about 10 or 12 street lights on that bridge alone. I cross that every night on my way home from work and I have to walk under those and feel as all my exposed skin is attacked by hundreds of those little buggers. No wonder there is a west nile outbreak. What can the city of SLC do about it? A LOT! The most practical would be to install Bug Lamps on all of these light posts, there is a light there anyway. Why not?!?! If I come down with West Nile Virus I am going to sue the city of SLC for installing lights, that attract thousands of mosquitoes right where I am expected to walk and if I don’t walk on the sidewalk I will probably get a ticket for J-Walking.

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Wicked Problems

I never really thought about a problem that has no “clarifying traits” as a wicked problem, but now I can totally see it where there is a problem with not final objective would be “wicked”.  I mean you cant solve a problem if you cannot see what you want to accomplish with it, and in some situations you cannot just figure it out by trial and error due to the possibility of leaving traces with consequences.

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How To Increase Your Powers of Observation

This is an interesting article it points out how every break through comes from observing, not just seeing.  You need to look at something and think about it, and not just what or why, but patterns in the operation or use.  And don’t stop there take what you observe and organize it into something you can visualize and grasp in its entirety.

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This is a garbage can at Juicy Berry in the Gateway, its simple and for the average customer easy to use all you have to do is bend over a little and drop your garbage in.  But for an employee that spends hours on end it is pure hell for someone bending over trying to fit stacks of empty frozen yogurt cups into a small opening day after day. 

This is a garbage can at Juicy Berry in the Gateway, its simple and for the average customer easy to use all you have to do is bend over a little and drop your garbage in.  But for an employee that spends hours on end it is pure hell for someone bending over trying to fit stacks of empty frozen yogurt cups into a small opening day after day. 

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This iPad is an amazing product, it is simple enough that my nieces can spend hours sitting still and making faces with Photo Booth, or coloring, or playing other educational games, while I am able to use it to do my math, physics, and even design homework on it where ever I am, the train, work, or the park.   

This iPad is an amazing product, it is simple enough that my nieces can spend hours sitting still and making faces with Photo Booth, or coloring, or playing other educational games, while I am able to use it to do my math, physics, and even design homework on it where ever I am, the train, work, or the park.   

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This mailbox for my condo complex was an alright design it was one big box split into sections for each resident, the mail man would open the back and put all the mail in and close it, and you would open your door on the front and get your mail out.  However the front of your mailbox has a lip all the way around the edge, but the back does not.  I ordered a mug and it was shipped to me and the mail man slid it into my mail box with out a problem but the lip stopped me from pulling it out, so I spent the better part of half an hour with my pocket knife being as careful as I could not to scratch my mug cutting it out of the styrofoam and making a nice pile of foam on the ground just outside the mailbox.

This mailbox for my condo complex was an alright design it was one big box split into sections for each resident, the mail man would open the back and put all the mail in and close it, and you would open your door on the front and get your mail out.  However the front of your mailbox has a lip all the way around the edge, but the back does not.  I ordered a mug and it was shipped to me and the mail man slid it into my mail box with out a problem but the lip stopped me from pulling it out, so I spent the better part of half an hour with my pocket knife being as careful as I could not to scratch my mug cutting it out of the styrofoam and making a nice pile of foam on the ground just outside the mailbox.

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This is the edge of a Trax platform, it has a bunch of bumps so when you are walking and paying more attention to your iPhone or iPad you can feel the bumps under your shoe and know that you’re walking pretty close to the edge, but it also provides a little extra traction in inclement weather when you are walking so close to the tracks when getting on/off or waiting for the train.

This is the edge of a Trax platform, it has a bunch of bumps so when you are walking and paying more attention to your iPhone or iPad you can feel the bumps under your shoe and know that you’re walking pretty close to the edge, but it also provides a little extra traction in inclement weather when you are walking so close to the tracks when getting on/off or waiting for the train.

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This is pretty cool custom build computer enclosure.  There is a nice window so you can look inside and see the components working on playing your youtube videos or that chat you’re having with your friend, but there is one down side.  The design runs all the internal cables right behind the window adding distraction to the limited view of the mother board.

This is pretty cool custom build computer enclosure.  There is a nice window so you can look inside and see the components working on playing your youtube videos or that chat you’re having with your friend, but there is one down side.  The design runs all the internal cables right behind the window adding distraction to the limited view of the mother board.

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This is a super simple design yet super use full.  The top is a multi touch surface that allows you to left and right click like normal, 360 degree scroll that is perfect for moving around a photo in photoshop or on a webpage that is larger than the window it is displayed in, you can use 2 fingers to go forward and backward in Safari or iPhoto.  The simplicity gives it a great look when it is just sitting on your desk giving an empty desk just right accent to not look barren.

This is a super simple design yet super use full.  The top is a multi touch surface that allows you to left and right click like normal, 360 degree scroll that is perfect for moving around a photo in photoshop or on a webpage that is larger than the window it is displayed in, you can use 2 fingers to go forward and backward in Safari or iPhoto.  The simplicity gives it a great look when it is just sitting on your desk giving an empty desk just right accent to not look barren.

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Why cant we pump hot air from Texas to Russia and cold air from Russia to Texas?

Why cant we pump hot air from Texas to Russia and cold air from Russia to Texas?