Month: January 2008

  • Bulldozer Camp

    Diann was cruising the internet tonight and found this: Bulldozer Camp.  A place where you can go and play with real, full-size bulldozers.  Wow.  In scenic Pomeroy, WA.s Hopefully, she didn’t find that while looking up gift ideas for me.

  • Snowplow!

    Seen on our street just moments ago:

  • Worst geography lesson ever

    I turned on the TV tonight, and the Guinness World Records: Top 100 show happened to be on.  As I turned it on, record #62 came up: fastest flying manmade object.  They claim it was the SR-71 Blackbird at 2200mph.  I can’t help but think of the X-15, breaking 4,519mph. Anyhow, that nitpick aside, they […]

  • New Telescope Parts

    It’s 24.5°F outside, which means I must have spent the last three hours outdoors with the telescope.  I can’t determine if the cold makes me go outside, or if it’s cold because I go outside.  🙂 I received a small shipment of parts from Anacortes Telescope today, which brought me parts to be able to […]

  • Looking Up

    26°F outside tonight, but still no clouds.  Amazing. Our friends Boaz and Charlotte came over tonight for the purpose of moon/stargazing.  Out came the LX50 again. Spotting scope got quickly tuned in using a very twinkling Sirius low in the sky, and then we turned our gaze back to M42 in Orion.  I used the […]

  • Telescoping in January, again!

    Seattle’s getting some bizarre weather this month.  The other day, I was able to drag out the little telescope (Meade ETX90) and tonight the clouds cleared again. Today, I yanked out the big scope (Meade LX50).  It’s 28°F outside again, and I spent the first hour and a half or so setting up the scope.  […]

  • Scientology vs. Gawker

    This should be fun to watch.

  • Cold and on the ground

    According to Weather Underground, it’s currently 28°F outside.  It snowed a fair amount last night, and now the snow that thawed most of the day is turning to ice.  It’s been interesting watching people try to drive up the hill into our neighborhood. I heard tires spinning about 2 hours ago, so I decided to […]

  • Review: Lucky Strike Lanes

    A few friends and I had been anxiously awaiting the grand opening of the Lucky Strike Lanes in Bellevue since it was first reported in the Downtown Bellevue blog.   As the signs started to emerge, we told ourselves that we’d go check it out when it first opened. And then, the perfect storm.  (yes, I […]

  • Digital bits vs. Physical bits

    A lot is said in the world of DRM arguments, and I’ve posted my thoughts on it in the past (I’m generally against the way DRM is applied much of the time, but I do understand the business case for DRM). The Hacking Netflix blog (great reading) posted this article today that talked about the […]