2017 Solar Eclipse

While others were spending hours if not days planning for this, I had a few minutes only to dash down to an open space and put my good old Canon G15 – only camera available at work – to good use. I first tried shooting through borrowed eclipse glasses but got crappy results. So I…

A Little Computer Engineering Magic

I was recently reading an article about emerging processors, those mini-brains at the heart (yes I intended the anatomically incorrect metaphor) of all computers including the device you are reading this on. My jaw was left hanging low by the following sentence: This technology opens the door to continuing the development of Moore’s Law all the way down…

Have Mercy, Pam

The chart below was issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) at 12:00Z which would be some 5 hours ago as I quickly post this on Friday afternoon lunch break. Category 5 cyclone Pam is charging through the Vanuatu islands on a south-southeast course. The eye wall appears to have come some twenty miles…

Comet Pan-STARRS, a Peek

Discovered in June 2011 with the help of Hawaii's Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, after which it was named, comet Pan-STARRS [C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)] is a newcomer that will never be seen again, its elliptical orbit around our sun lasting 100 million years. Last night, March 9th 2013, the weather was near-perfect and Marie and…