Hope Farms Gardens Annual Open Gardens Time
April 12, 2014

We will open April 27 9:00 a.m. – – closing at 4:00 p.m. We are open on Saturday and Sunday to the public. Our last day this year will be Saturday May 24, 2013. Location: 18750 F.M. 1484 – Conroe, Texas 77303 Check us on the Web at HopeFarmsGardens.com or give us a call with […]

2014 Orchid Show And Sale
April 12, 2014

2014 Orchid Show And Sale HMNS Grand Hall Saturday, April 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13 | 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. FREE Admission For the fifth year running, HMNS will host the Houston Orchid Society’s annual Spring Show and Sale. During this spectacular two day event, which is free to […]

April 11, 2014

This is very cool, iOS video image recognition. I am totally convinced that deep learning approaches to hard AI are going to change our world, especially when they’re running on cheap networked devices scattered everywhere. I’m a believer because I’ve seen how good the results can be on image recognition, but I understand why so […]

Texas Native Plant Sale March 22-23, 2014
March 20, 2014

Join us this weekend and the next at our Native Plant Sale. Find over 100 Houston area native species that can enrich your landscape, beautify your yard, and simplify your life! Saturday, March 15 – March 16 and Saturday March 22 – March 23 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m .Members Exclusive Preview Sales on Friday, March […]

Learn more about monarch butterflies
March 18, 2014

Discover the enchantment of monarch butterflies at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Nancy Greig, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Monarch Magic: Metamorphosis, Mimicry and Migration reveals the allure of the insect species, their life cycle, migration and threats. Learn about adding […]

SxSW Day 5
March 11, 2014

Animate a smarter UI Great talk, but I can’t find any of their notes online. Big take aways: UI animation should only be used to improve user experience. Direct the user’s attention, feedback for user actions, notify user of something, orient the user in the website, personify ( add small surprise an delight to user […]

SxSW day 4
March 10, 2014

First talk was from Josh Clark slides! links etc , always a great speaker and on the bleeding edge of user device interactions. Scientist to storyteller, ESWayne.com Gazzaley Neuroscience lab, High Fidelity Real time, live video inside a persons brain. The different colors are different frequencies. An MRI was taken of the brain for the […]

SxSW day 3
March 9, 2014

Alfred Lui’s talk on designing for the Internet of things was the best today. He has some slides from other talks up on the site, and this one’s slides should appear there in a few days. Sung Kim only really spoke about 20 mins but shared more useful information than many speakers do in an […]

SxSW day 2
March 8, 2014

Started off the day with a talk about body computing from Leslie Saxon of USC Body Computing, very light on information but interesting. Jonah Beger, author of “Contagious, Why Things Catch On” Excellent talk, looks like he has studies on his website and the book is very good. I was going to see this, but […]

SxSW day 1
March 7, 2014

(about a quarter of the infused vodkas at the Russian restaurant) I heard Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (video) talk about their book “The New Digital Age” And Ann Cuddy on how your body language shapes your mind (video) Austin Kleon (blog) spoke on his book and had some cute tips on people to avoid. […]

Venomous Snakes
February 11, 2014

In lower Montgomery, upper Harris county we have 4 venomous snakes, only 3 of which you are likely to run across: Southern Copperhead, Western Cottonmouth, Texas Coral snake. Below are photos pointing out the identifying marks. Other resources: Visual key to the snakes of Harris county brought to you by one of my favorite places […]

Red Cockaded Woodpecker
February 11, 2014

I’m lucky enough to live by Jones State Forest which has a population of the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpeckers. It was too cold today to go out to try to catch some photos but I learned quite a bit about them today. They carve out holes in live pines to build nests. Mom and dad […]

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