Archive for April, 2008

Happy Birthday Kay!

Monday, April 28th, 2008

A big happy birthday to my baby sister:

I hope you have a good one. (Well, had a good one, because I know you went to Talladega this weekend. Hope you kept your clothes on.)

Auburn wins Hunt Seat national title; Equestrians 3rd overall

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Auburn wins an equestrian national title and finishes 3rd overall:
Auburn’s equestrian team won the Hunt Seat national title, defeating Texas A&M 5-2 Saturday in the Varsity Equestrian National Championships in Waco, Texas.
The Tigers finished third overall. They won the overall championship in 2006. Because equestrian is not an NCAA sport, the varsity nationals serve as [...]

This site is 100% kid-friendly!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Apologies to Elvis Costello

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Fooling around with Photo Booth and PhotoShop:

Summing up last night’s NCAA championship game

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The Dead Guy has the best summary of last night’s victory by the Kansas Jayhawks over the Memphis Tigers to win the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball championship. Even his title is great: “Score one for Decent Society…”
Could there have been a more fitting end to the college basketball season than what occurred last night? Joey [...]

How penguins fly

Friday, April 4th, 2008

On Tuesday, I posted a link to the best April Fool’s joke of the day, produced by the BBC. Today, courtesy of the Laughing Squid, I found out how they made those penguins fly. It’s amazing the kind of magic that studios can accomplish today.

When penguins fly

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

As you might have noticed, today was April Fool’s Day and the Internet was full of jokes, gags, and spoofs as the online crowd, mostly the geek types, tried hard to outdo each other. Most were lame, a few were entertaining, and a few were actually funny. But the best of them all came not [...]

Another reason I’m glad to be in the Constellation program

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Matt Sedensky of the AP says that the end of the Shuttle program could cost 8,000 jobs, almost all in the private sector:
More than 8,000 NASA contractor jobs in the nation’s manned space program could be eliminated after the space shuttle program is shut down in 2010, the agency said today.
The number of civil servants [...]