Archive for August, 2005

Express Blog Log

I was quoted in yesterday’s Express , in the “Blog Log” section. Unfortunately, they picked a premature sigh of relief about New Orleans being spared, from before the aftermath became more dire. Get the PDF here. My quote in Blog Log is on page 29.

Quoted in Express’ Blog Log

I was quoted in yesterday’s Express, in the “Blog Log” section. Unfortunately, they picked a premature sigh of relief about New Orleans being spared, from before the aftermath became more dire. Get the PDF here. My quote in Blog Log is on page 29. (Oh, and thanks to Jeff for pointing it out!)

links for 2005-08-31

The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet (tags: food health) Dangerous spacecraft reentries. (tags: space history) MESSENGER Earth flyby movie. The MESSENGER probe got a gravity assist from Earth on its roundabout trip to Mercury, capturing this amazing movie in the process. (tags: space)

Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath

Check out the National Doppler Radar Loop and the Geostationary Satellite Northwest Atlantic Visible Loop to watch the remnants of Hurricane Katrina heading north, now a mere tropical depression. We thought it would be a disaster, then we thought it was oversensationalized media hype, and after a bit of a delay, it turned out to […]

On Tachmonites

Update: “Why the Westboro Baptist Church is a Scam” — interesting insight from a SomethingAwful Forums thread, surmising that the “Church” is actually a litigatory racket whose modus operandi is provocation aimed at collecting income from free speech settlements. Most people assume that Fred Phelps (of Westboro Baptist Church/”God Hates Fags” infamy) is an over-zealous […]

Found Tables

Above: a bunch of tables I found by the building dumpster last month. People throw out some of the most amazing things. See that last one? It’s a vintage typewriter stand from Metalstand, an old Philadelphia furniture company which used to manufacture aluminum furniture in the 1950s. This piece might just be that old, judging […]

links for 2005-08-30

FreeMacWare (tags: blogs free mac software) DHTML Lemmings. Pretty cool JS-based remake of Classic Lemmings. (tags: js games) Matrix-style stick figure fighting game. (tags: flash games) Covering sensationalized hurricane coverage. (tags: news weather) How Do You Measure Sea Level? – Plus, how did New Orleans get below sea level in the first place? By Daniel […]

Di Ka Nag-iisa + 22

I’m over a week late for this, but August 21st was the twenty-second anniversary of the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, the Filipino politician who stood up to the Marcos dictatorship and faced death in his imprisonment by Marcos and on his return from exile, because he believed that “the Filipino is worth dying for.” Ninoy’s […]

Hurricane Katrina Heads for New Orleans

Update, 8/30/2005: What they feared would happen came true a day late: levees have broken and water is rising. Large portions of New Orleans are underwater and getting worse. The mayor has ordered a mass evacuation of the entire city. CNN story. WWLTV.com: Hurricane devastation ‘overwhelming.’ Times-Picayune evacuates their offices. Update on Katrina’s aftermath here. […]

links for 2005-08-28

STARSHIP SEVEN – Try to navigate a fragile shuttle through 42 perilous levels. A bit like Moon Lander meets Arkanoid. Or something. (tags: games flash) Closeup photos of the United Airlines 747-400 which “sat down” at SFO. (tags: aviation photos)