The Quake-Catcher Network

I’ve found a new way to get involved in the best kind of volunteerism, something that takes little time and effort but which has the potential to be of significant benefit to the world.

All i’ll have to do is stick an accelerometer to the floor beneath my desk and plug it into my PC, download some software (BOINC) and set it running, and voila, i’ll be a part of the Quake-Catcher Network in which zillions of us worldwide will form the world’s largest and densest earthquake monitoring system.

Click on the link above and take a look at the worldwide QCN sensor map.  We’re everywhere!  Not surprising to see us thick as flies up the San Andreas Fault, but amazing to see so many volunteers in places where earthquakes are not much on people’s minds.  Like Austin, Texas.

us bakeryBack in Petaluma, the focus is entirely on the quality of the pastries….and BTW, this is not the back door of the Petaluma Pie Company praised above:

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