Monthly Archive: November 2007

geek job #3: fixing Galactica and Pegasus’ computers 0

geek job #3: fixing Galactica and Pegasus’ computers

With all of the retro cool analog phone sets and other low-tech gear on Battlestar Galactica, FTL (faster than light) drive not withstanding I was beginning to get the impression that the whole thing...

Rockets 07-08: Losing streak stopped at six 0

Rockets 07-08: Losing streak stopped at six

T-Mac came back from a strained elbow, but it took three games before the Rockets stopped their losing streak at six with a 109-81 shellacking of the Denver Nuggets. McGrady had 35, Yao had...

bookrev: Red Moon by David S. Michaels and Daniel Brenton 5

bookrev: Red Moon by David S. Michaels and Daniel Brenton

The US-USSR space race re-imagined, with historical fiction combined with a near-future earth on the brink; a great read, not just for NASA fans or sci-fi fans, but all readers. This book combines an...

Rockets 07-08: T-Mac out, 4 Losses in a row 0

Rockets 07-08: T-Mac out, 4 Losses in a row

Did someone say “flashback”? A win at Charlotte to start the week, then the loss of a winnable game at Memphis that starts the current four game skid, with Dallas coming up on Wednesday....

bookrev: 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck 5

bookrev: 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

A research paper and personal journal covering the possibility of a world consciousness and psyche evolution on-going, and building up to the near future. Daniel Pinchbeck covers a lot of ground in this sometimes...

great geek job #17: driving NASA Mars Rover 0

great geek job #17: driving NASA Mars Rover

Since I might be slightly too old to be an astronaut (although the specs don’t rule me out for degree, corrected eyesight, height or resting blood pressure!), another cool job would be to virtually...

Houston Rockets 07-08: Mavs, Spurs and Dikembe dunkin’ 0

Houston Rockets 07-08: Mavs, Spurs and Dikembe dunkin’

The week started off in “flashback” fashion, as the Rockets went to Dallas, showed some promise, and then failed to close the deal. Just like in several games last year, most notably the playoffs,...

bookrev: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis 2

bookrev: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

A self-correcting space-time continuum meets British sarcasm and pomposity, with a little love thrown in. Winner of the Hugo award in 1997, Ms. Willis’ novel had been recommended to me from several different people...

Houston Rockets ’07-’08: 1st Weekend 0

Houston Rockets ’07-’08: 1st Weekend

While everyone else in the American sports world was gearing up for Pats-Colts/Brady-Manning, most of us in Houston are gearing up for the early gauntlet the Rockets will run this second week of the...

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