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Porn? In my lunar program?

It’s more likely than you might think. I was digging around for some info on the Apollo era “snoopy cap” that they always reference, and are sort of an icon of 60′s spaceflight. Random clicking from there led to this. … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

This list may be added to and adjusted over time Skydiving, hanging from a helicopter landing skid climb mt guadalupe climb mt rainer climb mt everest visit the opera house in manus, brazil sail around the world complete the hotter’n’ … Continue reading

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The Real Clif Bar Recipe

Note: This article has recently (10.22.12) become very popular with you Pintrest users.  Welcome! However, this is a CLIFF bar, not a Granola bar! They’re supposed to be gooey and chewy. When you modify the recipe to include 95% granola, you’ve simply reinvented … Continue reading

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Building Bamboo Bicycles and Road Bikes

I recently stumbled upon Bamboo Bicycles. I’ve spent a couple of days investigating this on and off now. There seem to be two major vendors at the moment, both related to the same man. Calfee Design appears to make Bamboo … Continue reading

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Shopping for a cheap VPS

It’s still a bit of a Wild West in terms of VPS providers. There is Amazon’s EC2, Rackspace…. and then there is everybody else. Amazon seems to have a “micro” tier for $2.30/mo…. but you have to pay 3 years … Continue reading

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Flashlights

Dealing with my second power outage tonight, I thought I would highlight my favorite flashlight of all time, this little Brinkmann milled metal flashlight. It’s not tremendously bright, but it’s always worked for me, and most importantly, the batteries never … Continue reading

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Libtcod and Roguelikes

Digging around in a friend’s python scripts and editing them for my own use got me thinking about games like Dwarf Fortress, NetHack and even old space trader games like Elite and Freelancer. Generally, Roguelikes are characterized as being text/console … Continue reading

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Container Bob – Who is he? And what does he represent?

My buddy just sent me a strange message. When he says things like this, it’s usually wise to take note: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/10/ff_radioactivecargo/all/1 just shy of half way down there’s a paragraph about a guy called “Container Bob” it is possibly one … Continue reading

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Britain’s Economic Decline and the rise of Mechanized War

I chat regularly with some British guys. One is from England proper, the other actually has roots in Rhodesia but whose family originated in England. I had commented on the fact that England was pretty wealthy right up until the … Continue reading

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Currency Markets

In the last six months I found out Google News has a section called “Currency markets”. I’ve added it and it has been interesting to casually follow the problems of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. Here’s three interesting articles … Continue reading

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