Dubai undertook a massive engineering project to create hundreds of artificial islands along its coastline. This is the Palm Jumeirah, the first of the palm islands. These are false-color images where bare ground appears brown, vegetation appears red, water appears dark blue, and buildings and paved surfaces appear light blue or gray. Not only have […]
Archive | April, 2009
You would expect a book about the inner workings of the United States Supreme Court to be dry and boring. I did, which is why this book has been sitting unread in my book pile for months. Surprise! I found this book to be very interesting and entertaining. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of […]
Too much going here. The Son wearing his Darth Vader costume playing Lego Star Wars on the Wii as Luke Skywalker. Makes me proud and confused in so many ways.
NASA opened itself to the public for help in naming the latest module for the International Space Station. After over 1 million votes, the winner is “Colbert.” That is Stephen Colbert, the Comedy Central pundit. But wait a minute, the contest rules sat that NASA will only take the results of voting into consideration. After […]
As a long time reader of reader of GeekDad I was stunned that there would be openings to join merry clan. So of course I want to throw my hat into the ring. (Or should that be roll my 20-sided die for a hit?) But I was stunned to see that we had to apply […]
President Obama did an excellent reading of Where the Wild Things Are as part of the White House Easter Egg Roll. This book is a favorite for me and The Son. For those of you who are unaware, Spike Jonze is directing a movie version of the book. Release is scheduled for October 16, 2009. […]