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Ray C. Anderson (Interface Inc.): Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

  09/15/09 08:25 am, by , Categories: Personal, Other, Work
Today, Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface Inc. launches his new book: Confessions of a Radical Industrialist.

From the review on MacMillan (you can purchase the book there too):

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothingfrom the earth that can’t be replaced by the earth. Now, in the most inspiring business book of our time, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal.

The Interface story is a compelling one: In 1994, making carpets was a toxic, petroleum-based process, releasing immense amounts of air and water pollution and creating tons of waste. Fifteen years after Anderson’s “spear in the chest” revelation, Interface has:
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 82%
  • Cut fossil fuel consumption by 60%
  • Cut waste by 66%
  • Cut water use by 75%
  • Invented and patented new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes
  • Increased sales by 66%, doubled earnings, and raised profit margins

With practical ideas and measurable outcomes that every business can use, Anderson shows that profit and sustainability are not mutually exclusive; businesses can improve their bottom lines and do right by the earth.

You can meet Ray's in several locations in the USA and Canada or follow Ray on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and
For whom that do not know Ray Anderson, a short bio:

The story is now legend; the “spear in the chest” epiphany Ray Anderson experienced when he first read Paul Hawken’s, “The Ecology of Commerce” seeking inspiration for a speech to an Interface task force on the company’s environmental vision. Fifteen years and a sea change later, Interface, Inc., is approximately half way to it’s target of “Mission Zero,” the journey no one would have imagined for the company, or the petroleum-intensive industry of carpet manufacturing, which has been forever changed by Ray’s vision. His Georgia-based company, Interface, Inc., was recently ranked number one in a GlobeScan survey of sustainability experts.

The once captain of industry has eschewed his luxury car for a Prius and built an off-the-grid home, authored a 1998 book chronicling his epiphany, “Mid-Course Correction,” and has a new book chronicling his journey, “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist” coming in September 2009. He has become an unlikely screen hero in the 2004 Canadian documentary, “The Corporation.” He was named one of TIME International’s “Heroes of the Environment” in 2007.

He’s a sought after speaker and advisor on all issues eco, including a stint as co-chairman of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and as an architect of the Presidential Climate Action Plan, a 100 day action plan on climate that was presented to the Obama Administration.

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The new Iphone 3G"Ass"

  06/11/09 09:35 am, by , Categories: Other, Mac

Made me smile

Blog is back

  05/01/09 03:12 pm, by , Categories: Personal, Other
After a nasty virus, a hacked server and even worse, a hacked site, we're back. I'm working on the images, I didn't have a recent backup (I know, I could fit on the worst practices slides), but I'll see what I can find. Normal service will resume shortly.

Secunia PSI makes patching insecure programs easy for all

  10/29/08 04:26 pm, by , Categories: Uncategorized, Other


It's an excelent tool to see what needs to be patched. Highly recommended (offcourse now I've switched to a mac I don't need it anymore ;) )

I did it....

  08/03/08 09:40 pm, by , Categories: Personal, Other, Mac
I Bought an Imac. I know, its not a full Mac or a macbook, but I've got to start somewhere.

The problem: it's been sitting in my garage for 2 weeks, staring at me, as I'm moving house at the moment (hence the silence, no internet).

After our new desks are delivered next friday, we can finally setup our computers and I can unpack the imac. Looking forward to it! Another one moved from windows to mac. My old PC won't go to waste, it'll be once more my debian based domino server. A lot of stuff to do, but first, a house to finish.

Excelent article about SQL Injections

  05/09/08 08:51 am, by , Categories: Other, Web
On the Domi-No-Yes-Maybe blog, Steve McDonagh has written an excelent article on SQL injections.

Excelent reading material for admins & developers.

Problem with Composite application editor question

  04/04/08 05:55 pm, by , Categories: IBM, Other
I (the admin) was trying to work my way through the Building composite applications for IBM Lotus Notes V8, and I get stuck at the following error:

I'm trying to add a "NSF Component" to a composite application but every time I try and select the database I get the following error:
"File not found or not a Notes database"

I can open the database (application) absolutely fine in both the Notes 8 Client (beta 3) and Notes 8 Designer but when I try and add components from it in the Composite Editor I get the above error.

Anyone got any ideas on how I can select this database and stop the error occurring?

There is however no solution to be found. Does anyone know this error, and better, know a solution?

Which God am I?

  04/01/08 12:03 pm, by , Categories: Other
I am the Ancient Greek God:

You are the god: Hephaestus Hephaestus is the God of many trades: technology, Blacksmithing, artisanship, craftsmanship, fire, and metals. Son of Hera, Hephaestus crafted weaponry for men, Hermes� gear (the classic wings and helmet), and helped create Pandora (the first women) and her box.. Prometheus stole his fire to give to the people. Ironically, Hephaestus and Athena (Goddess of Wisdom, Science and War) were best suited for one another (and are often associated), but Athena did not want a union with Hephaestus. You see, Hephaestus is quite ugly and a cripple from birth. Also he apparently tried to rape Athena. Upon his birth, Hera, out of disgust, threw him out of Mount Olympus. He got his revenge by making a magical golden throne to trap his mother which never let her move from the seat. He only let her go after being given Aphrodite as his wife. Hephaestus is known for his hammer, anvil and tongs. He had even manufactured a wheelchair to compensate for his lameness.

No comment ;)


  01/18/08 01:36 pm, by , Categories: Lotus, Other
Do you bleedyellow? A fantastic new site for the community! Superb from lotus911!

Why another blog?

  10/18/07 01:14 pm, by , Categories: Uncategorized, Personal, Other
I don't know myself.... I've tried one before, and failed miserably. I do hope to give something back to the community which has thought me a lot over the years. (Oh yeah, the site isn't on domino, as I currently don't have a server available) I'm switching jobs the 1st of october, and I am really looking forward to my new job as Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator and (new to me) Websphere Administrator. For now this is just a test, if I can gather an audience and start liking this, I might even keep doing it!

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