Nikon’s SmallWorld Gallery

We no longer live in the days when people thought “if it’s smaller than us, then it can’t be smarter than us.” Perhaps, that’s why i find myself returning to peruse images in this gallery. The colors, the shapes and most definitely the life behind things in the SmallWorld. You can check it out for…

The enduring appeal of King Kong

As Peter Jackson’s new version of King Kong receives its world premiere on Monday, the BBC News website looks at the lasting legacy of the original film. King Kong has become one of the most enduring monster films of all time – not bad for a picture made 72 years ago, starring an 18-inch model…

Read the letter that won the internet governance battle

Condoleezza Rice’s missive to the EU By Kieren McCarthy Published Friday 2nd December 2005 09:07 GMT The World Summit in Tunis last month was overshadowed by the global argument over internet governance. Its biggest controversy came with the proposition put forward by the EU a month earlier that there be a new inter-governmental body that…

Moving, again!

That’s right, A and I are moving again! Only, this time we’re moving just over the river, out of St. Paul to Minneapolis. Closer to where we both work, and closer to where we’ll be living when our new place is completed next year. Click here to see where we’ll be. – c

ahhh, Winter…

yes, indeed, Winter is making its way here. am i looking forward to it? YOU BET. stay tuned for some snaps of Winter in the Midwest. Hope it’s gonna be a DOOZY! meanwhile, please enjoy the New Gallery. – c

freshie!!!

welp, another old webserver finally died, for real this time… so, i built a new one! well, not BUILT like from thin air, but took custody of a not-as-old machine and gave it some love – enough to serve up some stuff, like a still image gallery. – c

new webserver

welp, after the server hosting this site shit the bed last week, i had to be resourceful in rummaging together another one and was able to successfully do so for less than $100! now, after some testing and hammering on this new lil guy, this site and a handful of others are live, once again,…

Shark Photo Hoax

An image of a shark attacking a helicopter that circulated widely on the Internet as “National Geographic Photo of the Year” turned out to be the story of the year for National Geographic News, the Society’s online news service. America Online featured the composite image and the story behind it on its Welcome Screen—and within…

2001 in a nutshell

2001 was a year imbued with promise by science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, but analysts saw the reality of the technology world still waiting to embark on an odyssey of major advancements. Perhaps the highest hype of the year touted “IT,” or “Ginger,” after news of its development was leaked to…

2000 in review

In 2000 did the US courts govern politics or were politics governed by the courts? The US presidential election is the big story. The world watched the most powerful nation on earth use the courts to sort out what was the most evenly divided recent presidential election of the United States. George W Bush will…

Top 100 Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

1. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 2. Forbidden Planet (1956) 3. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov 4. Dune by Frank Herbert 5. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke 6. Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 7. Ringworld by Larry Niven 8. It’s A…