Thursday, September 28, 2006

Block Party

Concord Transcript article -
Neighbors scoop up fun and friendships - Concord woman's essays wins her a neighborhood ice cream party from Dreyer's

Julia was pictured in the print version of this article today.

The reporter for the CT was Kellie Applen ( ).

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Final Update to my Planets article now available

I previously wrote about this here

Go to link to download your copy. This can be used, subject to, the Creative Commons 2.5 license. So feel free to pass it on, or setup your own planetary system on your local football field.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Death and Taxes

Freelance designer Jess Bachman has created an ingenious interactive chart (Death and Taxes) that graphically shows how the government's descretionary spending is being portioned out.

This is largely your federal income tax (since SSI and Medicare, etc., are coming from other tax sources) behind this spending.

In this interactive form, the data is much easier to grasp than in those boring tables.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Planets Article

I'm writing an article on the planets (what-- you think Pluto is getting all the action?)

Draft 1 of which, is available here

I'll post updated drafts at the above link as I get this corrected.

***Update*** - related to the topic, Mike Yamamoto at CNET posted a link to the Cassini mission photographs showing a picture of the Earth taken from the Saturn neighborhood.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Brain Donors - Marx Brother's film clip

From You-Tube, this clip has the first "truely portable computer"

Thanks to for finding this gem

Scientists challenge Pluto's demotion

Well, evidently some scientists are objecting to the recent decision

courtesy of Reuters

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


DragonConTV (DCTV):
X-TEL Posted in Videos, iPod (mp4), DiVX at 01:00 PM Sept 5 by Brian (fearless leader) Richardson [0:27m]
X-TEL (iPod/Quicktime)

Fell off my chair...

Hope the lawyers from Verizon Wireless and Sprint leave this alone, it's priceless