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Elisheva Sterling
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All of a sudden there are a bunch of new people adding me to their circles on G+. All men. Mostly "widowed". None with real posts. All with spelling mistakes or unrealistic About pages. This is the sort of phishing that happens to men all the time ("I am a hot woman looking for a date! Please follow me and we can CHAT!"), but it seems like a new thing that this is happening the other way around.
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Lookit me! I'm such a shill. But there's a giveaway thing and there's one entry per share, so I'm totally sharing. Momma needs a new tablet (so I can give the kid my old one, of course!)
A directory of wonderful things: boingboing.net
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A certain Kiwi-Israeli-American hacker kid taking a selfie with worried monkey. Yeah. That just happened.
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You have no way of knowing how unlike Ittai it is to be friendly like that. David brought out the best in him... 
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Yesterday, GWOB board president Mark Smythe and I went over to the home of Hugo and Sadie Lucitante to work on a fundraising video for our project in the Lucitante's home village of Sabalo, Ecuador. We're calling phase one of this project "Canoe Net". We're building a library and a wireless network to serve this Cofan village in the Amazon jungle, but there's currently no economical way to bring the Internet to the village, so the local librarian will be travelling by canoe once a week to sync email and documents and to download newly requested resources from the Internet.

It may seem like a strange way to do "Internet" but with this pilot project, we'll be giving this community the chance to control how much technology they want to bring into their village, and exactly how they want to engage with the outside world individually and as a community. Yes, bringing the Internet to the jungle is bound to change their community, but we also hope that this resource will give them a stronger voice in their struggle to remain Cofan, with the heart of their culture and way of life intact. 
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another mickens episode, on w3c. too bad they're in pdf: Cascading Style Sheets are a cryptic language developed by the Freemasons to obscure the visual nature of reality and encourage people to depict things using ASCII art. The relationship between CSS and HTML is the same relationship that links the instructions for building your IKEA bed, and the unassembled, spiteful wooden planks that purportedly contain latent bed structures
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A friend recommended that I watch this documentary. It gives some interesting historical perspective on the environmental movement for those of us who weren't born yet when the first Earth Day happened in 1970.

The movie ends with a heartbreaking moment when president Reagan tore out the solar panels that Carter had put on the roof of the White House. It is a symbol of the backward steps we took after what seemed like a promising start.

There are moments in this movie when you feel like the major battles have been won. We don't have the level of visible smog in cities that we did in the 70s. Our lakes and rivers aren't nearly as disgusting as they once were. Our society didn't collapse under the weight of our own filth by the end of the 80s. Yay, us! We did it! Right?

In the end it felt to me like the movie decreases the sense of urgency for our current moment in environmental action. No mention is made of the natural disasters that we face today as a result of pollution and global climate change. More over, having shown that some of the same interviewees on the screen had warned I the 60s and 70s that the environmental crises could lead to societal collapse in "one decade", there was no explanation of the ways I which the actions taken during the 70s and even the 80s managed to delay the crisis but not remove the problem entirely.

The ten minutes discussion after the movie is pretty much a waste of time. It does nothing to add to the information in the documentary whatsoever.

I recommend this movie, but with the caveat that it should be followed up immediately by a reading of Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything.

Earth Days (2009) - Full Movie: http://youtu.be/cBVGzf-fFl0
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Don't fail to understand how America has improved its own environment by outsourcing a substantial amount of its industry to places... well, like China!! China is developing itself as it sees fit, which is not unlike how America established itself a century ago. Faith, be cautious to make seemingly slanted claims that China is somehow an anomaly to good practice when they are simply doing what we did and now, are doing a lot of what we won't... for ourselves (meaning producing many of our own consumer goods and materials). Greed and materialism can be thanked. It's not a race nor culture thing.
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If I blow on the screen will that give me good luck as I share this page about a tablet giveaway? 
The Google Gadget Giveaway - Watch Netflix Like a Boss with a Nexus 9, Chromecast & $100 Google Play Card
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This just makes me smile. :)
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Fantastic - Thank you for sharing Amsterdam.

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Worried Monkey and I met Emmanuel Evance at  KINU in Dar Es Salaam to talk about Taarifa development and writing apps for FirefoxOS. Then we went out for lunch and ate goat meat, ugali and kachumbari -- delicious local food.   (Well, Emmanuel and I ate that stuff. Worried Monkey just wanted bananas!)
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+Paul Mason Monkey adventures!
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I'm very proud of our little team that worked at the Greensboro, NC International Space Apps Challenge this year! They did great work, and managed to involve everyone from age 6 through age (all grown up). :)  Next school year, after some additional work this summer, the project is going to be used in teacher education classes!
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Powerful stuff from the amazing Rhyd Wildermouth.
An Equinox Meditation at the End of the World.
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Education
  • University of California at Berkeley
    Migration Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major), 1997
  • College of Alameda
    Latin American Studies, 1995
  • Laney College
  • Presidio Middle School
  • Brandeis-Hillel Day School
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Gender
Female
Other names
Lisha Sterling, Elizabeth Sterling Wall, אלישבע סטרלינג‎, לישה סטרלינג
Work
Occupation
Teaching, Writing, Coding
Employment
  • Geeks Without Bounds
    Developer Coordinator, 2012 - present
  • Teach Write Code
    Educational Consultant, 2011 - present
  • School Factory
    Education Hacker, 2012 - 2013
  • Palouse Ice Rink
    Ice Skating Coach, 2010 - 2011
  • Web technologist consuting, 1994 - 2011
  • Amazon.co.uk
    Special Projects Lead, 2000 - 2001
  • Wells Fargo Bank
    Software Developer, 1998 - 1999
  • Signatures Network
    Software Developer, 2006
  • University of California at Berkeley
    Research Assistant
  • Sumgai Technology
    Owner, 2001 - 2003
  • fring
    Software Developer
  • iSkate @ Luna Park, Tel Aviv
    Ice Skating Coach, 2007 - 2010
  • Palouse Ice Rink
    Ice Skating Coach, 2004 - 2006
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Berkeley, California - Seattle, Washington - Glasgow, Scotland - Haifa, Israel - San Francisco, California - Moscow, Idaho - Port Arthur, Texas - Tecoluca, El Salvador - Maidenhead, England
Amazingly comfortable beds. Great service. Have stayed at this location a couple of times, and have been happy each time.
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