Community Project

Every project has three domains that it must satisfy.

This is particularly true if you are building a home.

The home exists in an environment which has structure, culture, and a position within the community.

My hope is that I will design the ultimate home, but a lot of that goal depends on what I know and understand about the community I am designing it for.

Community design exists in three domains (structure, culture, and position). When designing the home I need to enter three domains. This takes, according to Howard Bloom in his book titled, ” Global Brain”, much effort.

The first domain is structure. Structure is your basic physics. From what I have learned in the engineering classes that I took at Mt. Hood Community College, physics is dependent on the force triangle, i.e. X^2 + Y ^2=hypotenuse^2.

Not very sexy, but does explain a lot about structure and its relationship with culture and position. Structure is what you see, i.e., Observe. Everything else is what you feel or in other words, it depends on the position you take.

The second domain is culture. Culture represents a position that has an advantage in the environment Observed. In fact the advantage can be so powerful that it has been said that, “culture eats structure”. I will not argue that fact, but will say, in the context of structure, never bite-off more than you can chew.

The third domain is position. Position depends on the moment of inertia that exists within the culture of the structure, What can be said of a moment of inertia is that it has an exponent to the fourth power.

So, if you are within the space of a structure and within a moment of time, then the moment of inertia, in that moment of time, represents a position that has the greatest amount of advantage within the environment you are observing, because it represent a unit of time in the feet to the fourth power. Exponents are very important, according to Thomas PM Barnett, the mastermind behind the US involvement in the Middle East after 9/11.

So structure is equally important to Culture and Position, considering the chewing and swallowing part, both domains that give you an advantage within the environment observed.

The problem is that it is hard to observe an environment that you have no part of, in either culture or position, but can be physically observed and also able to partake in the observing.

At least it can be said that it takes a special person to do the observing.

Want to Get Hired? 5 Highly Insightful Questions to Ask the Interviewer

“You wouldn’t believe how many companies haven’t thought about this and can’t provide an answer… and when that happens, I’m no longer interested in the position.”

Of course they can provide you an answer, it’s what they say it is. In the interview for work with the last corporation that I applied for employment the interviewer was quite specific. They wanted a person who could keep a shift running, while at the same time weld stainless steel tubing. While I think I could weld stainless steel tubing, in the manner for which he spoke, I really doubt I could do both. My eyes are not what they were before I reached 40, and swing shift is usually not about how much production the mechanic can get out. Swing shift is about the production the production people can put out.

He liked that I knew what “heaters” were (mechanical switches that control the amount of amps a machine uses), but he didn’t like it when I said that I hadI never welded stainless steal tubing before.

Sometimes the answer, to this guy’s question, comes before the end of the interview instead of after.

via Want to Get Hired? 5 Highly Insightful Questions to Ask the Interviewer.

Junk Mail?

My wife still gets mail that supposed to go to her mother. I call that junk mail, but it’s really not. Business knows there is a cost to the buy-in in the experience they have with new customers, and so a few “trinkets” laying around any house seen but unused is not a bad thing.

We don’t have the resources her mother had, but with the resources of hers that we got, I am trying to design something for future generations, and a home that my wife and her mother would enjoy together. It is a really fine line that scale balances on in decision making, and so it is when it comes down to where the money should go, in this project.

Apparently one of the senders, who her mother gave to, have an orientation that is Native American. I got one such sample labeled: from “the Lakota (Sioux) children at St. Joseph’s”. The package says that the contents are made in China, but the context does seem to originate around the culture of Native American. A German physicist that I talked with online said that the Native American culture spoke of quantum physic before all the other “advanced” civilization did. The object we received on behalf of my wife’s mother speaks to me about another dimension, and that is basically what quantum physics says.

It’s not a bad business model if you’re one of the children. After all, who could pass up a deal when there is a Dream Catcher involved and on a key chain?

“They Better Have Fire insurance.”

I am trying to design another home on my lots; the second of the possible 3 on two lots. But I have a vacant house next to the area of my design.

So my neighbor’s quote is correct. Once a house is abandoned or laid vacant for a few years, the best thing to happen to a vacant home is that it burns down. Otherwise you run the risk of spreading the mold throughout the neighborhood, and, once the mold reaches inside the outer wooden sheath, there is no longer anything to salvage.

So I better have good fire insurance, if I am going to build next to it.

#thedalles, #design, #communityorganizer, #solidworks

“Geo-spacial, geostrategic and geo-energy importance of #Afghanistan for the #USA #geopolitics

As I observed in this post on Obama’s Pivot to the East, structure is important. Structure contains the culture of any movement of energy and culture doubles by multiply eight. Twice the structure containing culture represent 8 times the power of the movement the culture represents.

The structure in this tweet looks like a one-legged balance beam laying on the knife edge that is the Persian Gulf, held-up on the “heavy end” by the leg of Pakistan, the foundation of the Arabian Sea, with the muscle being South Asia (the home of the larges population of Muslims?). It is not so much a doubling of the population in any specific area, but the static forces on the structure itself.

As the Caliphate “finds” its way, its only advantage (as if the West will be able to take advantage of the position of the Caliphate) will be in its ability to take a little heat, cause by the weight of Geopolitics on the Geo-spacial areas of the world, off the that Geo-strategic area east of Afghanistan.

Structural-wise, it is the most contested area of the world largely supported by a leg, which, if not weak, whose force is made static by nuclear weapons.

Maybe balance is enough and the West has no real command of the situation, only some control over where it is postioned and who controls the Caliphate.

Velina Tchakarova on Twitter: “Geo-spacial, geostrategic and geo-energy importance of #Afghanistan for the #USA #geopolitics http://t.co/oBjh1c0fw7 http://t.co/GPWy2gtcum”.

Decentralization

I am going to try and build my new house in a decentralization way. At least that is a part of my Strategy. Strategy comes with an end, ways and means—Decentralization will be the “way”.

As the Designer, of this project, what I am planning to do is build the foundation and deck at the same time as I install the plumbing and electrical into the wooden structure. This will be accomplished through decentralization. Now, before I start getting a bunch of hate mail, hear me out.

Decentralization doesn’t mean there isn’t a “center”—it means each node of the network carries the same potential energy as their potential “center” would. And by “center” I mean brand.

So my “means”, which are resources, will come from the distribution of energy surrounding this project. So to does that mean that “local” gets moved further out as a center position, but I am still using “stuff” (resources) that would be put into the house anyway, if the house was built locally. So the problem with decentralization comes down to the question of: who will do the work local businesses or large corporations.

From “work” we create a “workspace”, and Orientation begins in the “workspace”. So the people who will do the work will also be the ones within the “workspace” of my design. If this is indeed a Community Project, and that is a big “if”, then the second problem with decentralization becomes: how much will the end of this project affect the community? If the people in command of the resources doesn’t make something off of this, then it is hard to gain any “enthusiasm” to this project.

But remember when you are talking enthusiasm, when you double the energy within the area of a community, it’s “end” doesn’t look like the 4 times the doubling of the area represents. The potential created is 8 times what you once had before you started. Or in other words, what you had at the beginning of the “end”.

The potential created by this project depends largely on how many homes I build on this property—one or the potentially 3 homes—and if these homes become a part of the community.