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Written By: Gary on December 30, 2005 2 Comments

So, similar to what I did the other day for the TTLB Ecosystem (a rating system for blogs based on links) I’ve looked at the 10 blogs above me and below me and listed the ones that I liked. Today, I rate 8051 and list has about 45,000 entries. I was curious what was “near” me so I figured you should be curious too…

  • 8042. Bruce Eisner’s Vision Thing
  • 8044. Emergent Voyageurs
  • 8045. The Michael Bane Blog
  • 8046. diary of a london cokehead

  • 8047. the Weary Pilgrim
  • 8049. Doing the right thing
  • 8050. Make My Vote Count
  • 8051. Gary Said…
  • 8052. Patriotic Mom
  • 8053. Neo-Hippie Ramblings – I’m a Non-Conformist Just Like All My Friends
  • 8054. Danny Ayers, Raw Blog
  • 8055. Ambot ah! [ technology news and reviews ]
  • 8057. Elder of Ziyon
  • 8058. Security Awareness for Ma, Pa and the Corporate Clueless
  • 8059. IN CASE OF LOVE…run like hell and never look back!
  • 8060. Polish (Legal) Immigrant Deep in the Melting Pot
  • 8061. InhouseBlog – News for Inhouse Counsel

    My criteria was pretty loose: looked okay, reads semi-okay and has been recently updated. I listed most of them except the one not in English, one that hadn’t updated in a month and one that wasn’t a blog. Like I said, I was just curious. It’s strange I fall right in the middle of a bunch of political or religious blogs. Maybe the blog-o-sphere consists of that high of a percentage of them, but I just don’t read them often(?).

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    Written By: Gary on June 13, 2004 One Comment

    So I found this Ecological Footprint survey which (kind of) lets you figure out how much of the Earth’s resources you consume (waste). Actually what it lets you calculate is if everyone on Earth was like you, how many Earths would be need to supply them all. Not knowing enough, I left 0% room for other species and if everyone were like me it would take somewhere around six Earths to support everyone. Actually I did it a few times and got answers between 5.3 and 7 depending on how I answered some of the borderline questions. Either way, I’m a pig in the world ecology (my low score is just that above the average american). If I gave other species 1/3 of the planet my number jumps up to somewhere between 7 and 10.

    Now some of this would change if we had good public transportation in Detroit (the motor city) and if I knew how “local” my food was produced. I.E. If I lived in Battle Creek I’m thinking my eggs, bacon, beef(?) and cereal would all be considered more local. I got nailed for air travel (10 hours a year), living alone and home square footage (but I live in a condo, not taking up any more space than the person below me, no yard and I walk a lot of stairs to get up to the third floor).

    The funny thing is that it appears that I scored (lost) lots of points for living alone which (likely) means I’m not increasing the world’s population. And I’d gladly give it all up to increase that number by one or three…


    (The survey was originally linked to www.lead.org/leadnet/footprint/default.htm but doesn’t appear to be there any more so I’ve updated the link).

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