Category: "Books"

some history

March 10th, 2013
Roosevelt's Secret War, The Tycoons, Shattered Sword more »

metrics run amok

March 4th, 2013
... in the fervor surrounding the French revolution they introduced such changes [to clocks] at the same time as arriving at the length for the original meter and mass of the original gram, and the grad measure of angles more »

An Honorable Defeat

February 4th, 2013
... a picture of the participants: Davis unwilling to see the reality of the southern defeat, Benjamin a sycophantic toady, and Breckinridge of one purpose - get the confederacy to admit defeat as soon as possible. more »

ra ra ra

June 11th, 2012
Fascinating to see the 2012 venus transit in the different wavelengths (The sound track is a bit overdone).  Local conditions in Seattle were not ideal for a direct experience.   This reminds me of a few science fiction stories about engineering around… more »