I have been doing website re-development on the American Stirling Company website. The new site has now launched and is fully operational. The site sells stirling engines and related products. A stirling engine is a mechanical engine that runs on heat differential. One side of the engine is heated, while the other side is kept cool. the greater the difference in temperature the faster it runs.
My job for this website re-development was to re-built their old site to have a back end content management system and a new shopping cart that is integrated with their drop ship company API (Application Programming Interface). This means orders are processed and sent out to the customer automatically. I did not do the graphic design work or structural design for this site. I was asked to keep the site looking and functioning identical to the old style. So although the style of the site is old fashioned, the programming behind it is fresh, functionally and optimized.
After Market Cycles in an E-commerce website that sells motorcycle parts and accessories. They have deals with multiple manufacturers to get the lowest prices possible for their customers. They have thousands of products available, and a well informed staff who did not need to manually add all of these products. That’s what they hired me to take care of. Read more…
I have been teaching lucid dreaming techniques and information for the past few years. One of my goals is to convey as much information in as short of time as possible. Recently I organize it down to 7 things you need to know to have a successful lucid dream experience. These 7 things can be shared within 10 minutes, but each subject can be expanded on and talked about for hours. When I have more time to go into details, I use metaphors, quotes, stories, and examples to make the presentation more interesting. Read more…
I keep a public Google Calendar with upcoming Expos, Festivals, Art Shows, Workshops, Film Screenings, Networking opportunities, and General Events I want to go to, and want others to know about also. I have events posted for the next few months. If you use google calendar, you can click on the “+Google Calendar” button at the bottom right of the calendar to add this calender to yours, so you can see these events on your google calendar.
I am co-hosting a re-occurring event that has music and socializing. It features networking that is similar to speed dating but for creative projects. It is called a Time Merge. Each person will get to speak 1 on 1 with every other person who takes part, allowing 2 minutes each to pitch an idea and get feedback. The goal is to practice pitching ideas, getting feedback, and finding other creative people to potentially work with.
Vehicle for the Soul: Qi and Coherence is a 17-minute documentary on the Eastern perspective of energy movement in the body known as Qi mixed with the Western science of bio-feedback. It was fueled by creative passion to explore and share inspiring health information to family, friends, community and the internet. I collaborated with LeAnne Thomason who is a skilled acupuncturist, healer, and close friend who shares this vision of spreading health, wellness, and uplifting wisdom.
We decided to use audience participation, 3D animation, and formal interviews to make it as engaging and beneficial as possible. It was internally funded and supported by donations and volunteers, which gave us the freedom to take the project in any direction we wanted. It was an incredible experience that we learned a lot from. Our vision was larger than what we had made time for, so within the year we worked on it we only completed the first part of a three part script. Recently we have put the documentary on our website to be watched online for free. Hope you enjoy it.
How would you like to go on vacation to a remote tropical island for 10 days to learn and practice lucid dreaming with world renown researcher Dr. Stephen LaBerge from the Lucidity Institute? Well that is exactly what the “Dreaming and Awakening” retreat is all about. It happens about twice a year at a remote yoga retreat center called Kalani located at the South East corner of the Big Island of Hawaii. The next one takes place November 5th to 14th 2011.
The first time I attended was in 2004 when I was doing research and interviews for a documentary on Lucid Dreaming called: “Explorers of the Lucid Dream World“. After I completed the documentary I stayed in communication with the Lucidity Institute. In 2010 they invited me back as an assistant and a presenter. Since then I have attended 3 retreats, and am schedule to go in November. They have placed my picture and bio on the “Dreaming and Awakening” website.
If this event is something you are interested in going to, let me know. There are scholarships available for researchers and dreamers who may not be able to pay the full cost.
Bulb Media was first setup in 2004 to be a home for my portfolio and blog. It was originally BulbMedia.NET because .COM was not available. In 2007 BulbMedia.COM became available so I setup a wordpress blog and have been using it up to now.
4 years have passed, and I have decided to re-design it to more accurately represent my web design ability. The new site launched September 14th 2011 and it is now the official Bulb Media Website. To see the old site visit the Old Bulb Media site Read more…
I created Quote Lotus in August 2011 to spread some of the best quotes, jokes, and videos I have come across on the internet. The slogan is “Simplify Life, Elevate Purpose” (Henry David Thoreau) because the site is about being inspiring and informing while keeping it short and simple. A lot of wisdom, knowledge, and humor can be contained in a quote, or a well made short internet video.
Quote Lotus is the 2nd generation of a mirco-blog website called Link Lotus which I designed using custom PHP code and a flat file database in 2006. Quote Lotus instead uses WordPress as a content management system allows for a lot of additional features such as E-mail subscription to receive updates weekly.
This workshop will include everything you need in order to have vivid, meaningful and lucid dreams in your life. It includes instructions on an effective technique that can be tried at home on your own. No previous experience required. Both beginners and advanced dreamers welcome. All you need is interest.
- 90 minute workshop that covers:
- Important dream recall information
- Sleep and dream science from Lucidity Institute
- How to maintain an on-going dream practice
- Examples, stories, metaphors, quotes
- 5 things you need to know to have a lucid dream
- Lucid dream powers, and dream examples
- Optional Follow-up meeting 1 week after to share dream experiences in a group. (7pm August 7th)
- Take home handout explaining step-by-step instructions on a lucid dream technique everyone in the group can try out.
- A DVD of “Explorers of the Lucid Dream World”
- Optional dream supplement that increases dream vividness or herbal dream tea mix.
- Meet other interested dreamers
Sunday 7:30pm July 31st 2011
Tickets Cost $15. RSVP.
Located in North Park at: Mystic Water Kava Bar
3811 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Discount Door and Windows (DDW) is a company that sells doors and windows below list price. I have been developing the E-commerce site that allows contractors and homeowners to select the options they want and buy all online. The site also includes a Learning Center where product information and Do-It-Yourself video tutorials empower customers to make good decisions and complete home-improvement projects. Customers are also given the option to get a pre-approved installer recommended to them to install the chosen product.
I have personally tried out the process by buying a retrofit vinyl window, and replacing an old aluminum window at my house. I followed the tutorial, and installed the new window successfully without any previous experience. It looks great, and the temperature difference in the room at nighttime is noticeable. I also felt a sense of accomplishment by doing the work myself. I highly recommend going through this process if you have old aluminum windows in your place or residence. Get started by measuring your old windows.
Discount Door and Window is a great resource for homeowners and contractors who are ready to replace old doors and windows. I will continue to add products and features to improve the overall value of the site.
Making dreams vivid and meaningful in your life is much like tending a garden. Imagine you have a piece of land. If you did not do anything with it, plants would still grow. There would be weeds, and the native plants that grow naturally. But if you took that same piece of land, and consciously plant seeds, you can harvest the dreams that nurture your spirit, and have a profound meaning you can remember for the rest of your life.
Dream Harvesting is a topic I sometimes talk about when I am doing a presentation on Dreaming. I most recently did this presentation at the 10 day “Dreaming and Awakening” retreat in Hawaii put on by the Lucidity Institute. I gave each participant a seed as a symbol for the potential of their future dreams. This presentation has been featured on June Lemos’s website: The L.U.C.I.D. Project ( Looking Up Characters In Dreams ). She is an avid lucid dreamer, and participated in the Lucid Dreaming retreat.
There are 4 steps to Dream Harvesting. The 1st step is learning about dreams, and setting your intention of what you want to experience. The 2nd step involves planting seeds, and preparing your bedroom for dreams. The 3rd step is called Dream Tending and involves recalling, and sharing dreams you experience. The 4th step of the cycle happens when you have a vivid and meaningful dream that you want to share and remember for the rest of your life. This is one of the most powerful gifts from the dream world.
The Center for Infinite Health is a place for improving health and wellness on all levels. The practitioners offer a wide range of services from Eastern medicine, nutrition, and wellness coaching. Located in Santa Barbara California, I have been fortunate to work with the Founder LeAnne Keller Thomason on several projects including the development of the website: http://www.myInfiniteHealth.com
A couple of times a year I do a presentation on Lucid Dreaming. It is often accompanied by a screening of the 12 minute documentary I made in 2004 called “Explorers of the Lucid Dream World.” During this presentation I try to convey as much useful information to the audience as possible. There are a few things that everyone should know about sleep and dreaming in order to become lucid. One of these things that everyone should know is when dreams occur.
After searching the internet for graphs and chart to use, and not finding one that clearly illustrates the sleep cycle, I decided to make my own, and offer it to others to view and re-use. To learn more about the Circadian rhythm and the Ultradian rhythm in regards to sleep and dreaming, take a look at the site I made: http://www.LucidDreamExplorers.com/dreamscience/
A lot can be displayed in a One-minute video. You can see a window into someone’s life, a presentation of an idea, or a creative display of visual art. One minute is enough time to convey the mood, style, and concept of a much bigger project, without forcing the viewer to commit very much attention. That is why I support the upcoming Santa Barbara Minute Film Festival.
In the Summer of 2009, I heard about the idea from Betty Johnson who is spearheading the festival along with Grace Franco and Robyn Simms. The website was designed by Steve Cleary, who then gave me administrative control. Since then I have been an active member of the group, providing web maintenance and support as the film festival has gone through changes and growth.
I will also be submitting a couple of my own one-minute videos such as: Ultra Ping Pong 3000, Vote with your Dollars, and the Vehicle for the Soul Promotional Video. The deadline to turn in a one-minute video is April 1st 2010. If you have something you have to say in one minute, your contribution is welcome. Find out more at www.santabarbaraminute.com
(Update 2011: The website no longer exists)