John Poole

John Poole

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John Poole is a computer scientist and technologist. His mysterious Second Life, however, is almost singularly driven by an all-consuming passion for carpentry, woodworking, timber framing, and the restoration/renovation of old colonial homes, of which he currently has two ongoing projects. In his copious spare time, John enjoys rowing, skiing, sailing, reading, and sometimes even a little gardening.

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The Center for Green Building store front.

Earth Day 2013 :: The Center For Green Building

The Center for Green Building, located at 3309 Fairfield Avenue, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a building supply store dedicated to selling products that are completely non-toxic (both to install and to live with), as well as manufactured in environmentally responsible and sustainable ways. During Earth Week, I met with Gabriel Johnson, part-owner and Operations Manager of The Center for Green Building, to learn more about the history of their store, the products they sell, and their business philosophy. [...]
Ryobi 18V Lithium Ion ONE+ Cordless Drill Kit 2

Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Drill :: Review and Comparison

Building Moxie, on behalf of The Home Depot, recently asked me to review two Ryobi 18V cordless drills: Ryobi's Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad) powered 1/2" 18V Cordless Drill (P204 drill/P850 kit), and their newer, 18V Lithium Ion ONE+ Compact Cordless Drill (P208B drill/P816 kit). [...]
Gathering well water

Earth Day 2012: Mobilizing for Water Conservation

Water deserves our respect, and our best efforts when it comes to its conservation and efficient use. So, in continuing the spirit of last year's Earth Day article, here are three acts of water conservation that many readers likewise can readily accomplish. [...]

Squirrelly Goings On, At Building Moxie And Beyond :: Squirrels and Social Media

So exactly how did I incur this "Squirrel King" reputation? This status amongst my peers that would warrant such an effusion of responses to two silly old photos? Surely, at least some of the more recent newcomers to our community must be curious, and it is largely to them that I owe an explanation. Earth Day Network Logo borrowed

Earth Day 2011: Three Simple Acts That Can Make A Difference

Today (April 22nd) is Earth Day 2011, and the theme of this year's Earth Day is A Billion Acts of Green. The basic idea is that if at least a billion of us each pledged to perform some relatively simple "act of green", we'd be that much closer to a greener, more sustainable world. Here are examples of three simple, relatively low cost (lightweight, if you will), but very definite and effective, acts of green that could help make a big difference if performed in large numbers. All are tasks I've already accomplished myself, and have reported in detail elsewhere. So, with all that in mind, here goes... [ . . . ]
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