Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Most Awesome Things of All Time #92 - Surviving Mayan End of the World Prediction

#92 in our ongoing project of the 100 most awesome things of all time...

#92 -Surviving Mayan end of the world predictions.

Image via google images.

also, this is (rightly) being categorized under Good News Wednesday.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

If you happen to read this

The internet made it.  Better yet,  YOU made it.    Here's hoping we did.  
Have a safe and happy remainder of 2012. We'll see you sometime early next year when Good News Wednesday will make its triumphant return. (We hope).

Friday, December 21, 2012



Thursday, December 20, 2012

We made it

Holy shit.

We made it. 12-21-2012 is only


day away.

We assume the Mayans were wrong-or meant something else entirely-and that we'll actually still be here come saturday... but if not, it's been fun world.  It's been fun.

Your friendly EIGN staff hope to be around more in 2013.  Things have gotten so much worse since this blog was started back in 2008 that we feel it's only appropriate to try to document it a bit better.  We'll see. 

happy end of the world and thanks for being here - if anyone is,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Most Awesome Things of All Time - #93 - Outdoor Offices

#93 in our ongoing project of the 100 most awesome things of all time...

#93 - Having an Outdoor Office   (at least I assume this is one of the most awesome things of all time... I wouldn't know)

Least Awesome Things of All Time: #93 - Cubicle Farms

#93 in our ongoing project of the 100 least awesome things of all time...

#93 - Office Cubicles

I've been sitting in a cubicle for about 240 days a year (give or take) for the past 8 years. If you subtract lunch hour(s), bathroom breaks, and many, many hours of "sip checking", I figure that is about five hundred 24 hour days i've spent on my ass in front of computer screens trying to get to 5:00pm.

Some days all I wish is to be farmed.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Real Reason The World Isn't Ending in 2012

This is amusing, via eign co-founder pete:

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Building a Better Bee

Via the washington post a few months ago:

"With as many as one-third of honeybee colonies routinely dying off each year and the rest requiring extraordinary care, the quest for a better bee has become critical."

We've talked about bees a lot in the past and we're glad to see some people are trying to do something about the big problem.

"Marla Spivak, an entomologist at the University of Minnesota, began breeding bees to fight back nearly 20 years ago. She froze pupae and waited to see which colonies would fastidiously remove the corpses from the hive. This hygienic trait, first observed in the 1940s when young were killed by disease, was effective in breaking the life cycle of the mite"

Thanks Marla!

[image via google images from... who knows where google finds these things.]