May

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My music, your ears

May 26, 2008

Want to listen? Click on “Recently Played” on my music widget located on the bottom right of the Stinky Couture™ blog page. Once the last.fm page comes up you’ll be able to navigate through my music. Click and play. Too fun!

What is last.fm?

Last.fm is a UK-based internet radio and music community website, founded in 2002. It claims over 21 million active users based in more than 200 countries.[1] On 30 May 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £140m ($280m USD).[2]

Using a music recommendation system known as “Audioscrobbler,” Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user’s musical taste by recording details of all the songs the user listens to, either on the streamed radio stations or on the user’s computer or portable music device. This information is transferred to Last.fm’s database (“scrobbled”) via a plugin installed into the user’s music player. The profile data is displayed on a personal web page. The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user’s favorites.

Users can create custom radio stations and playlists from any of the audio tracks in Last.fm’s music library, and are able to listen to some individual tracks on demand, or download tracks if the rightsholder has previously authorised it. Registration is required to acquire a profile but is not necessary to view any part of the site or to listen to radio stations.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

May

24

2 + 2 = 5

May 24, 2008

2 + 2 = 5. Not really, but read on and perhaps you too will question. A group of inconvenient truths recently published in WIRED Magazine really got me thinking and I thought I’d share… From Organics to the Hybrids that we think are better for the planet. These inconvenient truths go our against our traditional thinking of what it means to be green. That being said I will continue to eat organics, boycott China and hug trees.

The path to virtue, we all know, begins with organics. Meat, milk, fruit, veggies & organic products are good for our bodies and good for the planet. Except when they’re not good for the planet. Because while there may be sound health reasons to avoid eating pesticide-laden food, and perhaps personal arguments for favoring the organic-farmers’ collective, the truth is that when it comes to greenhouse gases, organics can be part of the problem.

From the article Organics Are Not The Answer

In 2006, an Oregon market research firm released an incendiary 500-page report. Its claim: A Humvee (13 miles per gallon city, 16 highway) uses less energy than a Prius (48 city, 45 highway). Scientists quickly debunked the study, but the Hummer lovers got one thing right. Pound for pound, making a Prius contributes more carbon to the atmosphere than making a Hummer, largely due to the environmental cost of the 30 pounds of nickel in the hybrid’s battery. Of course, the hybrid quickly erases that carbon deficit on the road, thanks to its vastly superior fuel economy.

From the article Used Cars, Not Hybrids

May

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I do believe that from conception Stinky Couture™ has striven to set itself apart, to be unique in design, style and quality. I’ve often received questions from prospective customers asking what makes us different.. Many times it’s the details. The little things.. From the Stinky Couture™ label, to the unique styled stitch elastic casing, to the coordinating appliqués on the Stinky Couture™ soakers. The leg elastic is encased with either a zig zag stitch or a wave stitch. Not only did I choose these stitch styles to add a uniqueness, I found that these two stitches had an added benefit of additional elasticity. The soakers are each appliquéd with the coordinating fabric of the diaper and the serger thread is changed for each diaper soaker to match. Diapers with fabrics that have a directional pattern are always cut and center seamed at the crotch so that the designs can be enjoyed front and back. Stinky Couture™ truly believes in the importance of a stitch.

Stinky Couture diaper

May

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Baby Avery

Indeed I have grown quite fond of sweet baby Avery. That being said I did not participate in choosing this month’s SC photo contest winner. Being that I love all of the photos submitted, I really am no help when it comes to choosing a winner. Each and every one of the submitted photos is special and a treasured gift. As time allows we will be uploading more photos to the SC Flickr gallery.


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