Month: August 2012

  • Videoblog: Hiking the Ballard Trail

    Videoblog for today – Greetings from up high on the Ballard Trail, just outside of Telluride, Colorado!

  • Hiking Ballard Peak, Colorado

    Hiking Ballard Peak, Colorado

    On August 31st I hiked up to Ballard Peak, just outside of Telluride, Colorado. Here’s a panorama from the ridge, taken with Autostitch on iOS.

  • Hello from Telluride!

    This weekend I’ll be in Telluride for the 39th Annual Telluride Film Festival! Lots of movies this weekend, starting off with a throwback screening of “Rock n Roll High School” Awesome!

  • Next stop: Boulder, Colorado

    Next stop: Boulder, Colorado (at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)) [pic] — http://t.co/emJRcyu3 — Jeffrey Donenfeld (@Jeffzilla) August 28, 2012

  • Wintering at Concordia Station, Antarctica

    Wintering at Concordia Station, Antarctica

    Here’s a great piece from the NY Times written by Alexander Kumar, who spent a winter locked in with the DC8 Team at Concordia Station, Antarctica. Sounds like a great experience, and one I’d gladly sign up for! A few interesting excerpts: Altogether, 13 people are locked inside our station — an eclectic collection of…

  • MARS Curiosity Rover first Color 360 Panorama – Round the world with panoramas.dk

    MARS Curiosity Rover first Color 360 Panorama – Round the world with panoramas.dk

    Super cool interactive 360 Panorama from the Mars Curiosity Rover – looks like you could just step out onto the surface.. Interactive Panorama: JPL Image: From JPL: Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS This color panorama shows a 360-degree view of the landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover, including the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the…

  • RIP Neil Armstrong

    RIP Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong, an American hero died today. He will be missed. From the NY Times: Neil Armstrong, a quiet, self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon, died Saturday. He was 82. Multimedia Mr. Armstrong died after complications from…

  • WordPress’ Jetpack Adds Photo Carousels

    Jetpack for WordPress is getting better and better. Recently they added yet another cool feature, automatic image carousel. Sure, lots of wordpress themes and plugins include carousels too, but it’s nice to see that WordPress is adding this directly into its native Jetpack. I try to stick to using native functionality as much as possible,…

  • Run with the Salomon International Running Team

    Great video today, sent to me by friend Charles G. Run with the Salomon international trail running team as they travel around the world competing. Makes me want to get out of the city and run! Good thing I’m already wearing my Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 trail runners! via Salomon Running Season 2011…

  • What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    What Youll Be Able To Do With The Next iPhones New NFC Antenna

    Very interesting roundup of all of the uses for the new iPhones NFC Antenna. If Apple does in fact include an NFC antenna in the new iPhone, and if implimented correctly, the implications are quite exciting.. Word just leaked that the next generation of iPhones will come with a special kind of antenna, designed for…

  • Falling Into Black Holes with Sixty Symbols

    Sixty Symbols is one of my favourite science-related YouTube Channels. Today, they update us on what would happen if you fell into a black hole: Be sure to stay up to date with the Sixty Symbols YouTube Channel.

  • What if the Earth were Hollow?

    I love subscribing to the Minute Physics YouTube Channel for a few new bits of basic physics every so often. Here’s one today titled “What if the Earth were Hollow?”

  • Infographic: Inside Huge Mars Rovers Sky Crane Landing

    Infographic: Inside Huge Mars Rovers Sky Crane Landing

    Inside Huge Mars Rovers Sky Crane Landing Infographic | Mars Science Laboratory & Curiosity Rover Landing Plan | NASA Mars Missions & Rovers on Mars | Space.com.

  • Tubing on the Delaware River

    Today I went tubing down the Delaware River with a bunch of friends. We rented tubes from Delaware River Tubing, and had a great lunch stop at the famous hot dog man! Pics

  • A Unique View Inside An HP Laptop Assembly Line

    Mundane, boring, but necessary – for some reason this factory worker recorded a video of his daily routine, and sent it to a customer on their laptop…. interesting. From TechCrunch: Essentially, you’re looking at the face of modern manufacturing. He’s not mistreated, he’s not chained to his desk, but he’s building the same thing, over…

  • Turbo Encabulator

    Filling in some gaps in the blog with this post. A bit of technical jargon.. For a number of years now work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also…

  • Roosevelt Island Tram, 2005

    Filling in a few gaps in my blog for August. On this day in 2005, I was hanging with friend Chad Westcott in NYC, riding the Roosevelt Island Tram.

  • Documentation of the Garmin Forerunner 310xt’s Test Mode

    The other day while firing up my Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS watch for a run, it randomly slipped into a previously unknown to me test mode. Here’s some photographic documentation of all of the screens it displayed.

  • Leaving San Francisco

    It’s been a good week, but now I must go back to NYC.