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On Skating at Altitude

Friday, October 2, 2009 // 5 Comments

It is a well-known fact of speed skating that higher altitudes mean faster times. At least that’s what we believed. Strangely, it has surfaced that certain elements [more...]

The Earth Debate: Part 4

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

The famed classical economist Thomas Malthus once said: “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man. [more...]

More Truth Behind the Shutter

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 // 3 Comments

Continuing this distraction from the day-to-day ho-hum of questing for world peace comes the second part of my commentary on some particularly memorable photos (for those who [more...]

The Truth Behind the Shutter

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

It is easy to believe that the reason I take photos that people seem to like is because I am constantly loaded up with good photo gear. I’m not going to lie, having [more...]

The Earth Debate: Part 3

Thursday, July 9, 2009 // 1 Comment

There is a good reason that our “pale blue dot” is blue, and that is because over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. It is no surprise that [more...]

The Earth Debate: Part 2

Friday, July 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

In part 1 of The Earth Debate, it was established that warming was taking place, and that the consequences of warming were not good for humans. I wanted to get those points [more...]

Photo Gear

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 // 2 Comments

For some inexplicable reason, I seem to get asked a lot about photo gear. Maybe it’s because I occasionally get to play the part of the professional photographer, [more...]

The Earth Debate: Part 1

Monday, June 29, 2009 // 3 Comments

(note: Paul Krugman said more-or-less the same thing as I am about to do so in his NY Times Column this morning) The trouble with the Earth, is that it is our home. Because [more...]

A Perspective on Economics

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 // 5 Comments

So I want to save the world right. Turns out the world is a very complicated thing and, in order to have any hope of fixing its problems, one must understand many different [more...]

Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, November 22, 2008 // 0 Comments

Q: What exactly are you doing Daniel? A: I’m living in Enschede, the Netherlands. I am training to represent Australia at the next Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in [more...]

On the McCain Health Care Plan

Saturday, October 4, 2008 // 0 Comments

Joe Biden and she-who-must-not-be-named did debate recently on many issues. One of the issues that struck me was that of health care. It struck me so much, in fact, that my [more...]

On Changing the Baton in Track Relays

Saturday, August 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

With the 4x100m relays complete in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, one cannot help but wonder what might have been. Fortunately, the Jamaican men’s team fulfilled [more...]

Event Organizing

Thursday, June 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

Alice and Bob walk into a bar… Alice: So you want to run an event… Bob: Yes Alice, our Amnesty group wants to run an event. Alice: What kind of event do you want [more...]
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