Friday, May 26, 2006

 

Painting: Injury



This is a painting I did with the computer program called Art Rage. This painting is called Injury. Not sure why it is called that, I usually name my paintings by the first word that comes to mind that I like. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

 

Marimba Ponies!

A friend of mine turned me on to this group of young talented musicians, called the Marimba Ponies.

An internationally renowned music group comprised of 10 young percussionnists ranging from 4 to 12 years in age. The primary objective of the group is to foster goodwill and friendship through the universal language of music. No conductors or music sheets are used by the Marimba Ponies. The music is memorized completely and flows out of their own individual rhythms and emotions.

I love how they jump around and play so well together. It looks almost uncanny at how good they are at playing at such a young age.

View a bunch of Marimba Ponies' videos

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

 

Build Your Own Laser

I know this will be exciting for all you laser loving people. This appeared in the a 1964 issue of Popular Science.

IT MAY sound like science fiction— but it’s really science fact: You can build a working ruby laser. It could be the most challenging—and rewarding— home-workshop project that you have ever tackled.

A ruby laser is a source of coherent light. All of the light waves in the pencil-thin, bright-red ruby laser beam are in phase—or in step—with each other. This extraordinary property of the laser beam—shared by no other light source—has spurred a world-wide search for practical uses.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/05/01/build-your-own-laser/

Monday, May 22, 2006

 

Preliminary Version of Snot Very Nice

I am re-recording some of my "hit" songs in the process of making a new album, tentatively called "Mercury". Here is the first song I have worked on so far, called Snot Very Nice.

This recording still has some work to do, but you will get the general idea.

Listen here (it is an mp3): might be a slow download:
Snot Very Nice

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

 

Wikipedia Science Portal

I love Wikipedia. It is an free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. I love the format and the style of the site, and the fact that it can be edited by anyone. Another good thing about having an encyclopedia online is that you can copy and paste text easily. Another good thing is it is so easy to link to other articles. In the olden days, if you got to a part of the article that said "see 'Photon'", you had to go find the book and page that had that entry, but online you can just click right to it.

A few days ago I was reading in one of my old astronomy text books about neutrinos, and that made me want to read more sciency stuff.

You can find some cool articles about all kinds of science stuff at the Wikipedia Science Portal.

Astronomy Portal

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

 

Bear Thinks He's a Squirrel



My sister in law sent me pictures of this event that occured at her parents' cabin.


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