Category: Miscellaneous

  • What to do when you can’t connect to the Internet with Google Chrome?

    What to do when you can’t connect to the Internet with Google Chrome?

    Needed to reset the router. Did so, lost inter­net con­nec­tion while it was reboot­ing. Had Chrome open and refreshed my con­nec­tion. This neat little run­ning jump­ing game appears. It appears to just be a ‘no con­nec­tion’ screen… but press the space bar. And have fun!

  • How I’m preparing for the new Star Wars movie.

    I’m set. We have even­ing tick­ets in the swanky-wide-butt seats at the loc­al omniplex. But, I want to revis­it the story line pri­or to the event. So, off to watch the six pre­vi­ous movies I go. Or do I? This post in a loc­al fan group on Face­book has me think­ing… do I need to see them…

  • Team Tracy Mod — A Thunderbirds House Rules Modification

    We felt that these modifications allowed the entire Tracy family to participate in the game, as they usually do in the TV show. And by allowing the turn order to be flexible and responsive to the current situation, we felt it better reflected the TV show's theme of teamwork -- hence the name, the Team…

  • Google

    Love today’s Google Doodle.  Source: Google

  • Love the new Google doodle

      Ken­ojuak Ashevak, CC (Octo­ber 3, 1927 – Janu­ary 8, 2013) was a Cana­dian artist. She is regarded as one of the most not­able Cana­dian pion­eers of mod­ern Inu­it art.

  • A pilot’s prerogative.

    End of the Cre­at­ive Strategies course yes­ter­day and fly­ing out today. Upon takeoff the pilot of my Sky­w­est United flight throttled back and lev­elled off at about 5000 ft. Then we flew up the bay, slowly, and bank­ing to view all the landmarks. This could have been a mere coin­cid­ence between oth­er craft in the air and…

  • Godspeed Commander Hadfield

    Cana­dian astro­naut, space enthu­si­ast, edu­cat­or, social media sen­sa­tion, and now enter­tain­er? Yep, those are just a sampling of the roles that Com­mand­er Chris Hadifeld ful­filled dur­ing his 146 day post­ing to the ISS as Sta­tion Commander. His Soy­uz cap­sule returns to Earth tomor­row even­ing, but as a last sur­prise, the Com­mand­er released this video rework­ing of…

  • Lawnchairs in Space!

    You likely are aware that I’m a fan of the Kerbal Space Pro­gram, a very cool and fun way to safely explore the pro­cess of design­ing, build­ing, launch­ing, nav­ig­at­ing and land­ing space­craft. Yep, cool and safe. Totally unlike real­ity. Earli­er today I stumbled across this video that, while hos­ted by a Kerbal Space Pro­gram fan, goes into a…

  • Just because…

    Saw this Star Wars / Call Me Maybe mashup and could­n’t res­ist. It’s that kind of day 🙂  

  • Canadarm: Today’s Google Doodle

    Very cool of the fine folks at Google to recog­nize the 31st anniversary of the Cana­darm’s use in space with today’s Google Doodle.

  • Paper pocket organizer inclined toward photographers

    Thought I’d take a moment and post a pock­et paper organ­izer (I know, me, and paper? How low tech!) I’ve been work­ing with. Basic­ally, some­thing to keep me on track, and write on when I quickly need to jot a note or something. Has the 2012 cal­en­dar which, if I remem­ber, I’ll update to 2013. To use,…

  • Final flight of the shuttle Enterprise as it arrives at its new NYC home [Video]

    Rid­ing atop NAS­A’s mod­i­fied Boe­ing 747 car­ri­er air­craft, NASA’s drop-test art­icle – the not quite an Orbit­er Enter­prise – flew to the New York area on April 27, 2012. It’s final home: the Intrep­id Sea Air and Space Museum.