Lunar Eclipse 2008

Last night was about as perfect as a lunar eclipse can get (other than the cold).  The skies were completely clear.  The total eclipse was at a late enough time (10:01) that it was dark enough, and not too late that you had to get up in the middle of the...

First "’Bots on the Rock" Meeting a Success!

Well we had our first ‘Bots on the Rock (LEGO Robotics club) meeting last night and things seemed to go really well, all things considered.  We didn’t advertise or promote the first meeting in any way, and fought some pretty nasty weather, and still...

Microsoft DreamSpark

So say you are a poor college student who wants to program computers or write games for the XBOX 360.  You’ve already spent all your money on tuition, room-and-board, and pizza.  So your only choice is really a free distro of Linux and some free open...

Why I like Twitter

When I first heard about Twitter in late 2006, I thought it was the latest example of just another social experiment that seemed trivial and an amazing waste of time. You joined up and started posting very short (140 characters) messages about what you were doing or...

Shuttle Launch Experience

Well it is easy to say that one of the highlights of my Florida vacation was the launch of the Space Shuttle (STS-122).  We visited the Kennedy Space Center the day before the launch (which is an amazingly worthwhile trip even without a launch if you are in the...
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