Archive for April, 2010

Welcome to the horse farm

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Today was a great day: we bought the property next to ours! That is a huge milestone towards our dream of owning horses, because that property includes a 2-acre pasture. When we bought our house, we were just excited about having a horse pasture next door. We befriended the two horses who lived there, Stormy […]

Hummingbirds are back

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Yesterday I saw a hummingbird on the home security camera, so we set up the feeder last night. Sure enough, this morning, as I enjoyed my first cup of coffee, I saw a hummingbird and it went straight for the feeder. Welcome back, little helicopters!

Hawking says: hush!

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

In a recent interview about his TV Show, Dr. Stephen Hawking questioned the wisdom of trying to make contact with alien civilizations. When one of the few bona-fide geniuses of our time weighs in an any debate, it is significant. And I think the debate over whether to send signals into space or just to […]

Google fiber? Hell no!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Google has long ago ceased to be the little search engine that could. The Mountainview Chocolate Factory has turned into a massive data-slurping behemoth with growth aspirations that make me think of Skynet: Last fall, Google released a brief video of a data center it built in 2005. The facility held 45 shipping containers, each […]

Big running week

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Saturday thru Wednesday we were at the beach and besides lounging, eating and drinking beers I also did a fair amount of running. The weather was great – lower 70s, sunny with a pleasant breeze. So since last Sunday, I ran a total of 28.35 miles (45.62 km) in 5 runs – all barefoot of […]

The Touareg and the yellowcake

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

This is not just another story of how a large corporation exploits poverty in Africa to extract the wealth from African soil and make lots of money. Even if you don’t care that much about whether the Touareg people have a place to live and whether they can breathe, you might still want to pay […]