Eustace Conway

Have you ever wished you could go live in the woods and get away from city life? Eustace Conway is doing it.

From TurtleIslandPreserve.com :
“Eustace has lived in the woods for 20 years. He hasn’t had a sip of a soft drink in that time or electricity (no TV) or running water.

Eustace camped alone for a week in the mountains at age twelve, living off the land and loving it! At age seventeen, he moved outside to live in an Indian tipi, which was his only home for 17 winters. At age eighteen he canoed 1,000 miles on the Mississippi River. Then he walked across America on the Appalachian Trail, completing the 2,000 mile journey. He kayaked the entire southern coast of Alaska amongst icebergs and whales.

He has backpacked over 5,000 miles of breathtaking wilderness trails in North America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe…from sandy deserts to lush jungles. He trained his own mules, horses, and bulls to pull logs, sleds, wagons and to plow the garden. He set the world record for coast to coast horse travel from the Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean in 103 days!”

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Which iPod should I buy?

If you are considering buying an iPod you should consider how much storage space you need.


512 MB…$99……120 songs
1 GB…..$149…..240 songs
4 GB…..$199…1,000 songs
6 GB…..$249…1,500 songs
20 GB….$299…5,000 songs
30 GB….$349…7,500 songs
60 GB….$449..15,000 songs

I initially bought my iPod because I was running out of hard drive space and I wanted extra storage. I bought the 40 Gigabyte* iPod because it had the greatest capacity of all the iPod’s at the time of purchase. I have since purchased a new 15″ PowerBook with a 60 GB hard drive, so storage is not an issue anymore.

The longer I own my iPod the more I use it. Even so, I still only have 250 songs stored on it. That leaves me with about 35 GB of available space. I don’t think I’ll ever fill all that space with music.

I should say that I would like to have more songs on my iPod, but I’d rather spend my time doing other things than searching for and downloading music that suits my taste.

Conclusion: If I had it to do over again, I would have purchased the iPod Mini (4 GB). I would have saved a couple hundred dollars and still have PLENTY of room for all the songs I could want.

*Apple no longer makes a 40 GB iPod.

Make up your own numbers

I imagine that there was a time when humans did not have different symbols for different numbers. They just made marks in the sand. If they counted five sheep they might have made five marks. If they counted a hundred sheep they made a hundred marks. With very large numbers this marking system becomes impractical. Today we use a base 10 numbering system, in other words we use 10 symbols to represent numbers. Any number can be represented with these 10 symbols: 01234567890. Ten sheep can be represented with only two symbols: 10. The order and placement is very important. 01 does not represent ten, it represents one. Each part of the number is called a digit. The rightmost digit represents ones. The digit to the left of that represents multiples of ten. The digit to the left of that represents hundreds, and thousands, ten thousands, etc. There is no limit to how large the number can be. Each digit represents an amount ten times the amount of the digit to its right. So if someone had 247 sheep, how many sheep would she have? Well you have seven ones, four tens, and two hundreds. So you have two hundred, plus forty, plus seven. Numbers can be represented other ways, too.

A Happy Song

I know a song
A happy song
It’s not too short
It’s not too long

It’s not too fast
It’s not too slow
It’s not too high
It’s not too low

It’s also not
too good my friend.
So aren’t you glad
This is the end.

About Me

I’m 177 cm tall, I displace 0.0681 metric tons or 68 kg. On a clear day I can see objects that are millions of miles away. I can detect audio frequencies as high as 20 khz. I can detect electromagnetic emmissions which have wavelengthes between approximately 700 and 400 nanometers. I can carry cargo up to 10 kg. I don’t know you but I’m guessing you can too.