'Twas the nocturnal segment of the diurnal period preceding the annual Yuletide celebration, and throughout our place of residence, kinetic activity was not in evidence among the possessors of this potential, including that species of domestic rodent known as Mus musculus. Hosiery was meticulously suspended from the forward edge of the wood-burning caloric apparatus, pursuant
Do you want to hear a funny story? Not exactly but something like this. When I was a youngster way back in the 1970s my family owned a portable TV. It was bulky and kinda heavy and a little awkward to carry from place to place, but it had a handle on the
With the release of Action Comics #1000 and the 80th anniversary of Superman I thought it was high time to revisit the greatest superhero of all…Bicycle Repairman! In a world full of Supermen it is important to know that the real superpower is the ability to fix a two wheeled, manually powered mode of
It's a brand new year full of possibilities and new opportunities. It is a time to look back at what has been and to look forward to what could be. It is a time to make resolutions. A time make promises to one's self to do better, work harder, improve ourselves, our habits and our
If there are two things I like it's space opera and creative editing. And this video from YouTuber OneMinuteGalactica has both. What's not to like? I was a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica when it first aired back in 1978. I was 9 years old at the time and even then I knew it was
Happy Christmas everyone! Celebrate with a wonderful little mash-up by video editor and YouTuber James Covenent. It never fails to make me smile. And what is the best part? Say it with me, "Shut up Wesley!" So enjoy the day, be well and be happy and when it comes making merry... Make it so. Make
Wow, it seems like a long time between posts doesn't it? That's because, well, it has been a long time between posts. I took an impromptu and unplanned hiatus from the blog for about a month. (Quick note: impromptu and unplanned mean the same thing, I should probably delete one of those. Nah.) The reason
Time, as Steve Miller famously said, keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future. Jim Croce wanted to save time in a bottle. And Cher wanted to turn it back. Time is a rare commodity. I am greedy for time. Rarely, if ever, do I have as much as I want. I like to save
The second half of series 7 starts tomorrow so to get ready we shall watch the now legendary cold open from the Late, Late show. No matter how many time I watch this it just keeps getting more and more awesome. Its all about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism.
It's 3.14 y'all. Let's calculate the area of a circle and have some kind of dessert item. I can't for the life of me think what kind we should have. I'm sure it will come to me eventually. In the meantime here's a brief history of Pi from the Exploritorium. I used to work there.