Archive for August, 2006

links for 2006-08-31

Mid-Air Collision of Glider and Jet near Reno: ASG-29 vs. Hawker XP800 (by Jeremy Zawodny) (tags: aviation) Art Blogging: Titian. From Locusts and Honey. (tags: art) How to Speak 19th Century. Victorian vocabulary, of which many words are still in normal use today. (tags: language history) A 19th Century Slang Dictionary. More vocabulary, of the […]

links for 2006-08-30

Spaceflight Now | STS-115 Shuttle Report | Atlantis could be ready for launch attempt by Sept. 6. Rollback cancelled as hurricane shows signs of weakening. Atlantis may still make its launch window. (tags: space) Christians, Israel and Homosexuals: A Common Error. From Internet Monk. (tags: faith culture israel) Wilson Bridge Span Ceremonially Demolished. Video from […]

We Will Rock You

Rocking chairs at Bartholdi Park. See more photos from last weekend here, including more photos of the proposal and ring.

links for 2006-08-29

Official Google Blog: Google Apps For Your Domain (tags: google) Foreign Affairs – God’s Country? – Walter Russell Mead. Foreign Affairs takes a look at Christianity in America and its political influence. (tags: faith politics usa) Space Shuttle launch pad struck by lightning. Lightning protection system worked, but it was the biggest spike they’d ever […]

Billy Goat Trail

On Saturday, Amy and I joined the Summer Hiking Smallgroup at church to trek up to the Billy Goat Trail (section A), just off the C&O Canal Towpath near Great Falls. The trail is a definite challenge for the beginning hiker: very rough, with lots of clambering over fissured rocks and even a bit of […]


Funny how the big things always seem to happen in August. She said yes. Proposal venue was the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden beside the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building: teeming with flowers, picturesque and historic, with nice little winding nooks for privacy. Lovely place. We’re engaged!

Small Change

I just made a small — but significant — change to the site. Can you see it? If you think you know what it is, leave a hint in the comments, but don’t just blurt it out. More details and updates tomorrow; I’ve had a loo-oong two days and really need to sleep. In the […]

links for 2006-08-26

EMC English Ballad Archive: The Historie of the Prophet Ionas. “Unto the Prophet Ionas,” a ballad sung to the tune of Packington’s Pound. (tags: medieval music history bible) IAU 2006 General Assembly: Result of the IAU Resolution votes. Results from the proposals to adjust solar system “planet” classifications and recategorize Pluto as a “dwarf planet.” […]

Air and Space Museum Demotes Pluto

Good news from the Pluto Demotion Defense Front! Amy and I were at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum today to watch Superman Returns in the IMAX Theater, and we found that the “Exploring the Planets” exhibit had removed Pluto from the listing of major planets, and added a notice to that effect in the […]

links for 2006-08-25

DCDL: DC Democratic Primary Candidates for 2006. Just for the Democratic party, but that’s pretty much all that matters locally in DC. (tags: dc politics) Cafepress Image Size Guide. (tags: cafepress design) 50 Common Job Interview Questions. (tags: work) IEBlog : Details on our CSS changes for IE7 (tags: browsers ie standards microsoft css) World’s […]