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Not Dead

Well, I’ve gotten behind and let my post queue evaporate Over Spring Break, I drove the family down to California. It was a good vacation, but I didn’t have a chance to send any posts up the pipe. Since returning, … Continue reading

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Wilbur on the Macintosh

While the title sounds like a good name for a fictional English(-ish) village(the Macintosh River seems a bit un-English-y), I’m actually talking about getting Joe Slayton’s Wilbur program running on my Mac OS X-based computer. I’ve been using Boot Camp … Continue reading

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Star Trek – In the Dark of Night

You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned; to have my vengeance.

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Abandon in Place

According to NBC news, “Neil Young, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday…” Accuracy of the news notwithstanding, if ghost Saturn Vs start flying out of Canaveral, I’m catching a train to Florida. In case that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Writer’s Inspiration

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Updating the Look

I just updated to the 2011 layout(not bad for late december). I thought I’d check out the Ephemera sidebar. Can’t say as I’m fond of the default font. The layout options were a real improvement, but I could hardly read the … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part III: Orbital Positions

I’m going to base my statistical distribution of orbital intervals on planet and moon data from Evolution of the Solar System by Hannes Afvén and Gustaf Arrhenius(alternate link). Unlike my previous effort in this vein, instead of basing my distribution on a list of … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

This has nothing to do with worldbuilding, but it was damned impressive anyway. Last night I saw some video of an Airbus A380 beating up on a little Bombardier CRJ700 commuter jet. The little plane looked like Dad tripped over … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold … Continue reading

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