Category Archives: Leisure

More Space Ship Comparisons


The Nerdist posted this: In the original Star Wars movie, Han Solo boasted that his beloved Millennium Falcon was “the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.” In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, that meant that … Continue reading

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Pictographs at Hegman Lake


Early in the summer of 2012, I went up to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). I bought a Fischer #9 map from the Duluth Pack store  in Canal Park, and drove up to Ely for a day trip to Hegman. … Continue reading

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XenoBiology


Back in 1997 I took my first organic chemistry class, and in it we discussed the origins of organic compounds in a primordial soup. Ever since then I’ve had interest in the origins of life, “genetics”, knowledge transmission and of … Continue reading

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Wen Model #6501 Combination Power Sander


I Like many others was enticed to go out shopping on “Black Friday” this year and I got this belt sander. You would think that based on my previous experiences with Wen Products that I wouldn’t waste my money. But … Continue reading

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So you wanna make a Healthcare website..?


All the kerfluffel around the HealthCare.Gov website debacle is a bit funny and frustrating to me. I start with the frustrating bits, and then I will discuss the humor in it all. It’s Frustrating that the Senators are not asking the right questions and … Continue reading

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Wen Compound Miter Saw-Item: 70705


It is a bad saw, the cast iron base and retaining clip mount are of poor design, after about an hour’s use the cast iron retaining clip cracked and broke off. The “angle” markers for the compound miter are about … Continue reading

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XBOX ONE Reveal… – Reviewed


New Features Personalizable home screen “Trending” Live Tile TV Tuner voice activated Replaces your cable receiver XBOX ONE Guide HULU -Like Favorites & Trending Multi Tasking Multi threading “desktop” Natural User Interface Use your xbox like in Minority report Skype on … Continue reading

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Fun with Generators


I love the idea of code generators (been using Code Smith Recently), and I even keep a project lying around on my hard drive(s) called Zathras, (an alien from the Babylon 5 Universe who works tirelessly) that has a bunch of … Continue reading

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Pictorial History of Microsoft


I have gathered together a pictorial history of Microsoft, in my travels to find a pictorial history/evolution of the Microsoft Graphics API’s (GDI->GDI+->DirectX->WDDM (silverlight, and WPF). I know that it is out there, I’ve seen it (photographic memory) but I have yet to find … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution 2013


On The last day of 2012, I proposed to the love of my life (she said yes) and made a few other resolutions. studies say that you should make your resolutions public knowledge so that other can hold you to … Continue reading

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