Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Saturn and Cassini.

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is actually a movie showing what the Cassini space probe saw as it crossed the plane of Saturn's rings. It's pretty cool. Take a look:

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


This article makes me angry ...and you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

The article says that the Bush administration pressured scientists to tailor their findings on global warming to the administration's skepticism. Here's the absolute worst part:
Rick Piltz, a former U.S. government scientist who said he resigned in 2005 after pressure to soft-pedal findings on global warming, told the committee in prepared testimony that former White House official Phil Cooney took an active role in casting doubt on the consequences of global climate change.

Cooney, who was a lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute before becoming chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, resigned in 2005 to work for oil giant ExxonMobil.

Documents on global climate change required Cooney's review and approval, Piltz said.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Google Does It Again.

I was just browsing Google Maps and I just discovered a new feature dubbed "click to call." Here's a link to the information about it. The intriguing thing about it is that they say, "Google pays for all calls, both local and long-distance."

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Things That Annoy Me.

The list of things that annoy me is not a short one, but here are a couple I'm currently thinking about.

Why does everyone say "unconsciously" when they mean "subconsciously?" You can't do much while you are unconscious.
unconscious - not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition

subconscious - existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness

Also, there is a difference between "red, white, and blue" and "red, white and blue." The former is a list of three items. The latter is a list of two items.

Come on people!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Stoney Creek.

Here are some pictures of Stoney Creek when my dad and I walked the entire 6 mile path on January 2, 2007.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


A few days ago, Eric and I rented a game for his Xbox 360 called Gears of War. We finished it last night and it was an excellent, highly cinematic game. Unfortunately, it's only available on the 360. It seems like it's a cross between Aliens and Pitch Black. If you ever have a chance to play it, I highly recommend it.