Archive for February, 2007

links for 2007-02-28

Metroblogging DC: Metro Mess Results in Evening Walk. In which I walk home late at night because of “NO SIGN DATA” on the Green Line. (tags: dc metro metblogs) James Cameron is really smart. The guy who says he found the Tomb of Jesus wants you to know he’s not a “theologist.” Judging from Titanic […]

links for 2007-02-27

Amy Koslowski – Untitled Amaryllis bulbs on a table, oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″ (tags: art) Firebug. Live in-browser code editing and debugging. (tags: mozilla firefox development tools design browsers) Al Gore at the Oscars. Watch for his major announcement! (tags: showbiz fun politics algore president video) Fox Faith. Real Live Preacher on Fox’s […]

Rosetta Mars Flyby

ESA’s Rosetta probe just flew by Mars en route to a deep space rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. During the 200 km close flyby, the Rosetta’s Philae Lander camera got this lovely view of the craft’s solar panel backdropped by the Martian arc, plus an animation of the moon Phobos’ shadow on the Martian surface, and […]

links for 2007-02-26

Resources and Responses to the “Tomb of Jesus and His Family” Story (tags: faith jesus news archaeology showbiz hoaxes) The Lost Tomb of Jesus. Critical look at the “scientists” and “evidence” James Cameron is “unveiling.” (tags: hoaxes faith history archaeology jesus) Stand to Reason Blog: Who’s Writing the Fiction Here? A response from Paul Maier […]

Capitol Snowmen

We were expecting only an inch of snow in DC yesterday morning, but instead we got a cool 3 inches, so by the time Amy and I got out of church the city had turned into a lovely fluffy wonder winterland. On our way to the National Gallery we stopped by the Capitol Lawn to […]

Lazy LOST Linkdump

LOST fans, I’m sorry, but the show just hasn’t had too much appeal for me lately, and I haven’t felt as much need to write recaps and theories as I did with past seasons. The mystery is just too stretched out, the magic is gone, and I’m starting to feel like Tycho and Gabe and […]

Assorted Amy Portraits

Amy and I trudged through the snow today to look at Jasper Johns’ An Allegory of Painting and Rembrandt Prints and Drawings. Along the way I got these photos of her: That first one at upper left just happened to be the 7,000th photo uploaded to my Flickr photostream. There’s no one else I’d rather […]

links for 2007-02-25

chalain: So Beautiful, So Disturbing. Allegory of Window Vista as beautiful new housewife who throttles paperboys. (tags: fun writing microsoft windows vista) Researchers Map The Sexual Network Of An Entire High School. My heroes on this map are the monoamorous couple at lower right who had sex 63 times during the six month research interval, […]

The Lunar Rover and Eduardo San Juan

Update: I have written more on this. See this letter from an actual lunar rover designer, and further research into this topic. Many years ago, I ran a site called PULA.ph, the Philippine Urban Legend Archive. In it I compiled chain email forwards and tales from traditional and contemporary Filipino folklore, debunking the more egregious […]

links for 2007-02-24

Funny Math Answers. There is an elephant in the way. Via Locusts and Honey. (tags: math fun school education) YouTube – Save the Internet! Great video explaining net neutrality and new telco attacks on equal internet access. (tags: net netneutrality politics video telecom) Photo in the News: Colossal Squid Caught off Antarctica. “Colossal Squid” because […]