Archive for March, 2006

Pickles and Pandora

Separate photos, since I didn’t want to try and get the cat and the parakeet together for a group shot. I can assure you, however, that Pandora does not care a single whit that there is a squawking parakeet in the room, as you can see from her nonchalant drowsiness.

links for 2006-03-31

“The Eagle Will Not Fly Without The Poor.” Ateneo commencement address by Tony Meloto, executive director of Gawad Kalinga. (tags: ateneo philippines poverty) YouTube – You’ve got some Arzt on you. One of the best scenes in LOST, from the first season finale. (tags: tv video) – Fight back and take down the Phishers. […]

LOST 2.17: Rock Out With Your Locke Out

[Note: Spoilers follow.] Wasn’t that such an awesome episode? Blast doors! Balloon! Parachute food! Ow, my legs! Locked Down Locke Locke is big on the concept of the Island being an agent of Fate, and twice now, something big has happened which coincided with him losing the use of his legs: the death of Boone […]

links for 2006-03-30

The Man She Forgot to Google! (tags: fun net google shirt) TIME Magazine: The Multitasking Generation (tags: net culture psychology) How to pour Ketchup (Catsup). Full technical explanation. Hold bottle at slight downward angle and tap at bottom of neck to allow air to flow into the bottle and increase G-force on the ketchup. (tags: […]

March 2006 Eclipse Photos

There was a lovely total solar eclipse over parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia yesterday. See the photo galleries from Spaceweather, BBC, various Flickr users, and the International Space Station. (Crossposted to Metafilter.)

links for 2006-03-29

NASA Resurrects Canceled Asteroid Mission. The Dawn probe will launch in 2007 to explore asteroids Ceres and Vesta. (tags: space) Crackdown On Christianity In Algeria. Radical Islamic government of Algeria makes it illegal to share Christianity, punishable by imprisonment and fines. (tags: news faith) XSPF Web Music Player (Flash) – Plays MP3 on your website. […]

Greatest Show on Earth

(Greatest Show on Earth, uploaded by brownpau.) E Street near Union Station was blocked off for a bit yesterday so the circus could come to town.

links for 2006-03-28

Keyboard shortcuts during Mac OS X startup. From The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) (tags: apple) Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts (tags: apple)

links for 2006-03-26

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter returns its first high-resolution images from Mars. (tags: space) “Cool” Brown Dwarf found orbiting a star just 12.7 light years from Earth. (tags: space) First SpaceX rocket launch ends in failure. Space-X suffers a setback in its mission to provide low-cost commercial space launches. (tags: space) Falcon Launch Report: Fuel leak apparently […]

Cherry Blossoms – Not Quite Yet

Most of the Yoshino cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are still closed buds as of now; looks like it’ll be a few days more before we have a real Yoshino bloom. The Shidarezakura trees along the Potomac near the George Mason Memorial are in a much fuller state of bloom now, however. The Kite […]