For the past month or so now I have been working at a side project. I have not turned on an electrical light of my own accord for my own personal use once. I have instead been using a solar lantern for all of my lighting needs after the sun has set. It’s actually been pretty easy. That and the fact that I consider my MacBook immune from this edict.
These two light-sources have been more than adequate to get me through
the night. It is, of course, made easy by the fact…
Harrison Schmitt is the last man who has ever been on the moon (and is the New Mexico Senetor) and he was on holiday in Malta so i gueesed he tought to give a 2-day lecture at our univeersity and i went to it. He basically talked about skiing on the moon, landing on the moon, helium-3, his famous picture of the world as a marble, the apollo-17 mission, his early life, NASA, After Nasa, Being a geologist, moon buggys and his salmon salad.
It was Awesome!
Added by Susannah on April 23, 2009 at 2:28am —
Have you ever stepped out onto the street barefoot in summer and had your feet scalded? The road is hot! Roads aren't very wide, but they are very long, and the fact that the sun's beating down on all that developed surface area every day gave me an idea -- why not build a very tall canopy over the road, open on the sides and supported at intervals by posts that would double as street lamps, and cover the top with solar panels? The canopy could be shaped to maximize efficiency for the panels on… Continue
I'm in the middle of trying to book my flight to Seattle for the start of my work. See, I got this really fun idea that Andy and I should drive together to Walla Walla, like we did during college at Whitman. "Just like the good old days, right Fluffy?" He liked that idea, but, for whatever reason, I kept forgetting to actually buy myself a ticket. Then I saw this headline and knew I… Continue