Thursday, May 30, 2013

She lost...

... the fight with the watercolor set.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Messier 8

I posted a picture of M8 a couple weeks ago that was pretty impressive, compared to what I had done before. Here is a picture 100x better. Since I signed up for the Astronomy course at Chapel Hill UNC, I can access their awesome 15" (16?) telescopes on a Chilean mountain with no light pollution. This is 15 photos of 40 seconds each, (5 each using a red, green, and blue filter), plus darks, flats and bias (astrophotography exposures necessary when using expensive ccds) stacked together in Deep Sky Stacker and edited in iPhoto.  So that's a total of 10 minutes for one final picture.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Havasu Falls

I want to go here.  It's in Grand Canyon National Park.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ice Cream’s Identity Crisis

Kahshe 2013

Post your plans in comments.  I will update here.

Holland and Jamie and Kids: July. Leave Sunday 7th.  Arrive Tuesday the 9th.
Noah and Jill and Adelaide: Last week in June.  1st week in July.
Hans: Moving to Kahshe permanently
Hannah: June 22nd - July 13th
Hilary: Unknown.  Perhaps a long weekend.

Boy and Turtle

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Healthy Food for Low Income Neighborhood of Boston

this is the fricken coolest idea i've ever heard of-- brilliant, yet completely sensical (in my opinion).

the daily table.

the proposed site is in dorchester, which is the neighborhood i work in.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


so fricken sad, and just a reminder that we never know what the future holds...

an american man was dribbling a soccer ball ("football")from washington to brazil to raise money to give soccer balls to developing countries. he was hit and killed by a truck only 2 weeks into his journey in oregon.

all that planning, excitement, and inspiration... is this irony? bad luck?

guess we need to enjoy the moment, huh?

BBC Story here ... his blog here

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gmail Preview Pane

Yay! Gmail is now the greatest email service of all time. The only thing holding it back was that when you opened an email, the inbox was replaced. This is unlike, say, Thunderbird or Outlook, which opens the email in a separate pane, making for a much nicer flow. I think Comcast even has this. Now, I realized that Gmail has a preview pane as well, accessible through Labs. Basically, click this link. Then, in the "search for a lab" box, type "preview pane". And select the "enable" radio button. And click "save changes." Your Gmail will reload automatically. Back at inbox, there is a new button at the top right, inbetween flipping through pages of mail and the settings button. Click it to enable preview mode. And now your life is at least 1% better than it was before.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Space Oddity

Monday, May 6, 2013

Evergreen Graduation

Evergreen Graduation        Click on title to the left to access photo album...........

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I am going to Mars

If you want your name (all names submitted are accepted) on the next spacecraft going to Mars, visit: