Month: March 2008
CNN reports that NASA is cutting back the Mars Rovers’ team budget, which will likely result in Spirit sitting catatonic until funding comes back (yeah, right): NASA officials have directed the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) program to cut $4 million dollars from its approximately $20 million dollar budget this year, and principal investigator Steve Squyres […]
Cleaning the Kitchen
I hate cleaning the kitchen… Here’s a novel approach: [via secondose.com]
I have a few invites to the Xobni beta. Let me know if you’re interested by commenting (put your email address in the e-mail address box) and I’ll send over as many invites as I can cover. I installed it yesterday, and it’s actually a really cool way to see stats on your email for […]
Bizarre Grocery Store Items
Spotted at a Larry’s Market in Redmond: Yes, you’re reading that right: it’s a gummy tapeworm. Sick, twisted stuff, and especially ironic at a grocery store.
St. Patrick’s Day
I snapped a picture of the water feature flowing through our campus at work today, it’s green for St. Patrick’s Day: (Apologies for horrible picture quality: taken with my camera phone)
Two headlines, very close to one another, about very different stories. They may seem related, but I hope for teenage girls they aren’t related: Yuck.
N+ Music – Problem Solved
I asked some folks I know over in the gaming division (Hi, Don) about my previous question about the music in N+, and he was able to track down people who knew the answer. Turns out I was wrong (yeah, shock of shocks, I know). The music was actually done by Joris De Man of […]
This weekend’s observations
It’s gonna get a little monotonous here, but I figure since I’ve posted all my other telescoping hijinx, I might as well keep up with that. Saturday, we drove up to Anacortes to visit Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird. I chatted with the owner of the store for a bit on what my equipment is, […]
The weather report says it’s about 37°F outside, and it’s nice and clear. I decided to subject myself to the cold and go gazing upwards. I decided to do a bit of experimenting this time around with AstroPlanner, a piece of software that was demo’d at a recent Seattle Astronomical Society meeting. Turning on AstroPlanner […]