Monday, November 19th, 2018
Friday, September 29th, 2017
From the library of Alexandria to the imagined canals of mars to the spots on the sun, this is a beautifully written examination of the chronology contained within the bristlecone pine.
The oldest of the living bristlecones were just saplings when the pyramids were raised. The most ancient, called Methuselah, is estimated to be more than 4,800 years old; with luck, it will soon enter its sixth millennium as a living, reproducing organism. Because we conceive of time in terms of experience, a life spanning millennia can seem alien or even eternal to the human mind. It is hard to grasp what it would be like to see hundreds of generations flow out from under you in the stream of time, hard to imagine how rich and varied the mind might become if seasoned by five thousand years of experience and culture.
There is only the briefest passing mention of the sad story of Don Currey.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
If you’re going to make a manifest file for an existing site, start with this very handy tool. You give it the URL of your site and it then parses the content for existing metadata to create a best first stab at a manifest JSON file.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
This is basically porn for me.
Bernal spheres, Stanford tori, and O’Neill cylinders, oh my!
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
A gallery of all your standard space stations: the Stanford Torus, the Bernal Sphere and the O’Neill Cylinder.
Monday, August 13th, 2007
A profile on Apple.com of Flash designer par excellénce, Josh Davis.
Saturday, October 14th, 2006
This looks crazy! Everyone is dancing to the beat of a different drum... I mean, iPod.