Friday, November 07, 2014

Recent Bedtime Reading


A good one with rhymes and escalation though an unsatisfying ending that might be the whole point.


Wonderful rhymes though some references may seem a little old-fashioned (read racist!) for today.


Fox in Socks and One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish and If I Ran a Zoo from above have the best rhymes. If you read them a little fast and get the rhythm it's like you are a beat poet riffing in a smokey room during a poetry slam.

I do not do that as smoking is bad for you and I am reading them to Linus, typically at bedtime.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Exo by Steven Gould


Excellent. Once you can teleport to space it removes all kinds of weight limits and obstacles that currently constrain our space program, then write a book about the consequences.

In some ways similar to the series of John Varley novels that starts with Red Thunder. Young protagonists get unlimited impulsive power and start a space program from there.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hello Kitty fan in Delaware


This HLOKTTY license plate in Delaware even gets a Hello Kitty license frame. This is a true fan going all out.

Friday, September 12, 2014

I found a Finn


Judging by the license plate SUOMI this is a Finn from Finland who speaks Finnish.

Time Life books


These are the original books I grew up reading. They were fascinating to me as a child. I'll admit that when I was young I often just looked at the pictures and read their long explanatory captions.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another test piece for the control panel


This wiring gobbledygook is a test for the control panel my son and I are building. Lots of cool lighted switches and push buttons that turn off and on other LEDs, fans and buzzers. This on is wired so the column switch and the row switch must be on to light a light.


Now I have to transfer this to a printed circuit board and solder a lot of switches and lights.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tree down in neighbor's yard


The whole top of this tree broke off and fell last night around 3am in the neighbors yard. It is pretty much the whole top so the tree is done. The expression goes sick like a sycamore, I guess that is true.

Guardians of the Galaxy

We saw Guardians of the Galaxy the Monday after it opened. It was very entertaining and didn't have many other Marvel characters from other movies. That worked for me.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Gravity Falls Experiments


See http://honesthypocrite.tumblr.com/post/93614751584/how-many-experiments-in-gravity-falls