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My Ninja, Please! 4.22.11 : Open Source Hardware

Starting off as a Wiki, Marcin Jakubowski is transforming maker culture….for the better! My NINJA, Please! Oh, and happy Earth Day 2011!

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My Ninja, Please! 4.13.11 : Coffee Shrooms

A couple of students learn about social entrepreneurship and mushroom farming on coffee grounds and share at TEDxPresidio:

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The Other Valuable Investments

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Don’t have cash? Invest in time, resources and credibility.

So you have an idea, you are passionate about the concept, but you don’t have a lot of money. You may have seen the opportunity in your business dealings, or you are your target customer and have been seeking this very solution for a long time. Now what?

When most business people mention investors, they are typically referring to people with money. But in the case of the entrepreneur, there are many other ways that someone may invest in a company without a dime of capital.>

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Posted: April 11th, 2011
at 4:04pm by mnp

Categories: business,weaponry,entrepreneurship

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No Credibility with Engineers

Apart from the fact that some people just don’t know when to shut up, it can be very difficult to get engineers to do what people ask. Cindy Alvarez talks about the correct way to talk with engineers.

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Posted: April 8th, 2011
at 11:27am by mnp

Categories: life,weaponry,fo' real?,science,development,jobs

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Reinventing the Shipping Container Part 5

Having delved into the background of what shipping containers are in past entries, we haven’t really gotten into the formations in which you can safely stack your containers and how you start the building process. With the help of a great article by the teenage mutant ninja hero coders, I will review some of the issues that are presented when the time comes to buy some pallets.

You can only stack containers in configurations where all four bottom corner casings of the upper container are supported by four top corner casings of lower containers.

This makes it difficult in terms of being creative with your designs.

Walking on the roof is not encouraged as the flats are merely meant for weather protection and can carry a ton of weight per square meter.

The author then goes into how to fix the containers together, creating doors, optimizing structural integrity, placing the containers, and most importantly how to move the containers.

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On which containers to get:

The only ISO containers we where able to get at decent prices where 20″ 40″ and 40″ "high cube" containers. Keep in mind that the "modular space" container type is very different from shipping containers and usually much less sturdy.

With this said if you are looking for more inspiration, check out the rest of the series.

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Posted: April 6th, 2011
at 11:29am by mnp

Categories: weaponry,architecture,design,development,trade,innovation

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Silicon Beach

Looking for an environment for wantrepreneurs who want to graduate, venture capital providers and pitching social circles…. look no further than…….. Silicon Beach my ninjas.

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Posted: April 5th, 2011
at 3:02pm by mnp

Categories: web,business,weaponry,development,internets,entrepreneurship,jobs,innovation

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What Makes You Happy?

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Writing what it means to be happy:

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. - James Openheim

No, seriously, have you ever thought about it? Do you live the life you want to live, or is there an unlived life in you being held back by your very Resistance?

Edith Wharton once said that if we stopped trying to find happiness we could have a pretty good time. I never thought about it in that way, but I guess she is right.>

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Posted: April 1st, 2011
at 10:35am by mnp

Categories: life,weaponry,9th dan,"ninja",development,philosophy

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What Ever Happened to Wind Energy?

In 2010 installations collapsed- and now the "Wind Explorer" has driven along the coast of Australia for 10 Euros of electricity.

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Posted: March 24th, 2011
at 9:56am by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,green,weaponry,design,fo' real?,science,travel,development

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Philadelphia Syndrome

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In search of a cure…

The only way to fight Philadelphia Syndrome is to put our heads down and create something great. Forget New York. Forget LA. Whether its an innovative school, a new way to work, or what we’re doing with Devnuts, don’t stop until people start noticing. Stop whining. For God’s sake stop whining. Stop talking about what you’re doing and just do it. Once that happens, Philadelphia will start to be known as a place where things are happening and not a place where things might happen.

The reality is, cities are like women. You’re attracted to the ones that don’t need you. New York doesn’t need you, it’s the center of the universe. LA is where movie stars live, you’re not worthy. Philadelphia begs for you to like them. Remember we’ve got such great art! Almost all cities have great art. That’s not a reason to live here.>

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Posted: March 22nd, 2011
at 8:12pm by mnp

Categories: hood status,life,web,business,weaponry,"ninja",travel,development,education,entrepreneurship,americana,jobs

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