August 27, 2007

The Helix Nebula

[In this image provided by NASA shows a newly expanded image of the Helix nebula Friday Aug. 24, 2007 lending a festive touch to the fourth anniversary of the launch of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This spectacular object, a dying star unraveling into space, is a favorite of amateur and professional astronomers alike. Spitzer has mapped the expansive outer structure of the six-light-year-wide nebula, and probed the inner region around the central dead star to reveal what appears to be a planetary system that survived the star's chaotic death throes. Spitzer launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on August 25, 2003. (AP Photo/NASA-JPL)]

Considering Facebook

At least I'm blogging somewhere, about something.

Even if this blog lies fallow. Someday, I'll catch up on the summer's hijinks.

August 21, 2007

Constructaculular! A working Lego manufacturing plant:

21 days without posting?


This constructigasm blew my mind sufficiently to provoke it, thankfully.

I adored Legos as a child. Hours upon hours of imagination expansion. I missed the introduction of Mindstorms, sadly, which is at the heart of much of the Lego factory above.

Coolest bit: When the completed vehicle rollw off of the ramp.

August 1, 2007

John Butler picks up a storm

Just remarkable finger picking. Wonderful!