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Un-related inspiration…

Great video here of Danny MacAskill from 2009 performing some amazing trials stunts in and around Edinburgh. The stunned reactions by the passers-by make the video even more special. I like to keep up with amazing athletes from all sports. They provide me with the inspiration that “Imposible is nothing.”

An interesting solution to a common problem…

Great video today, that outlines a solution to the problem of getting access to fresh vegetables in large cities – by growing them yourself using a windowfarm with minimal set-up costs. I love “outside the box” thinking like this, especially when its effect is maximised by embracing the global reach of the Internet. For more …

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The power of the mind…

Following on from yesterday’s post about Neurodegeneration, I’ve come across these two videos. I am always interested to hear stories that make you think about not writing people off, even though their physical limitations may suggest you should. The first is about an open source project called the EyeWriter. Using open source software and cheap, …

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Randy Pausch: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Today’s post is totally off topic, but I feel it important enough to share. It’s a lecture video featuring the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor with terminal cancer who gives his last lecture to his students and facility members. Randy talks about the importance of achieving your childhood dreams. A long video – …

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