Do Not Eat

Ever wonder why those little packets of silica gel that you find in the packaging for electronic equipment always say “DO NOT EAT”? Well, so did John, so he’s put together a Silica Gel Mystery page and gallery. Of course, he went ahead and ate some….

Any Regrets?

Airline Seat Spacing

Here’s a handy chart of airline seat spacing (the distance between rows of seats) – ranging from 28 inches (Airtours) all the way up to 94 inches in first class on US Airways.


This weekend’s project is use Movable Type‘s category feature to sort all of this stuff into a couple of piles. My biggest obstacle is trying to come up with a finite number of categories so they end up being somewhat useful. Any suggestions???

NASA Exploration Team

The “stepping-stone” approach to space exploration proposed by the NASA Exploration Team reminds me of The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps, a book given to me by one of my high school interns. Owen, if you’re out there, I’ve read it.

Conversion to Movable Type

After two and a half years as a faithful Blogger user I finally made the switch to Movable Type. I think having my site template lost one more time had something to do with the decision. The installation was relatively painless considering I needed to have the cooperation of my hosting company, and Movable Type’s […]

Brian’s First Link

Here you go Brian, your first link: Now, if you can just figure out your CSS problem…

How to Own the Internet in Your Spare Time

An interesting paper was presented at Usenix on the creation of a worm that could rapidly gain control of 10,000,000 Internet hosts. If you’re not a Usenix member you can find the paper here

Folding@home Success

Nature has a story on Folding@home‘s success modeling the folding of a chain of 23 amino acids called BBA5. I run Folding@home on one of my machines using the Google Toolbar and, of course, SETI@home on the other.

T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project

Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations: Twinkies meet science.

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