Carlos brought to my attention his recent exploration of road rash. Oh, Carlos, where can I learn more? Personal experience is often a better teacher than anything else.
Monday morning I began my day like many others. It was the first day of school for many, and it was the beginning of the work week for me. I also managed to get out the door in record time (related) that morning; the sun was just creeping up above the horizon as … [Read more…]
We were quite suddenly frightened tonight when we arrived home from dinner to find our sleeping son’s finger had turned mostly black. While he drifted into sleep in his car seat, he had been playing with a Beanie Baby elephant. While doing that, he had apparently worked his finger into the label loop … [Read more…]
Today is Towel Day throughout the Universe. If you know of and love Douglas Adams, you will wear your towel in reverence of his comedic brilliance.
Pictures are everywhere, though Flickr is a good start. And here’s mine.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) … [Read more…]
Scientists just created (and recreated) the hottest temperatures in this solar system. Our sun is luke warm compared to the 3.6 billion degrees Fahrenheit reached within Sandia National Labratory’s Z Machine.
This is hotter than the interior of our sun, which is about 15 million degrees Kelvin, and also hotter than any previous temperature ever … [Read more…]
Today, I was pointed to a good article on How Stuff Works [.com]. You’ll be amazed at the technical depth to which this article reaches. It just goes to show you the ernest efforts put forth by fans of Sci-Fi. Do not underestimate the loafer.
“There are two ends to any lightsaber — … [Read more…]
Bonny, my `94 Pontiac Bonneville, finally kicked the bucket yesterday on my drive home. I’ve written about her recently – about an accident for which I still have not secured any funds for due to a State Patrol officer’s form-filling failure (damn you!). She was unable to deliver me home on this last … [Read more…]
The picture says it all. Imagine our pretty blue planet encrusted with a garbage belt. Perhaps one day we’ll have rings the size of Saturn’s, though still just garbage. This is the sort of thing, I believe, that will continue to be a major hurdle for commercial space programs. Sure, NASA … [Read more…]
Today my car was violated. As I drove soberly through inconsistent traffic in Gainesville, I noticed the 4 or 5-car pile-up that caused all the congestion. Continuing only 30 feet or so beyond the sad wrecks, I was greeted by screaching breaks and a solid thud into my trunk. The lady driving … [Read more…]
This day in history! SpaceShipOne reaches a height exceeding the requirements for the Ansari X prize. This achievment is said to be the door to spaceward tourism, though I’m not as concerned about that. I would certainly enjoy a flight to space, but I’m guessing the price is a bit steep at … [Read more…]