Retro Science Books: Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments and Mr Wizard's 400 Experiments in Science

Golden Book Of Chemistry Experiments Hardcover

No, not books about Retro Science (although that would be cool too) but Retro Books about Science.

Winter Storm 2006, Evergreen, Colorado Mountains

We've had several decent snowstorms around here this winter, leading to some spectacular scenes in our rural mountain landscapes. Here are a few choice images.

Automatic Electric Company Model 40 Telephone

Automatic Electric Company Model 40 Telephone

Many years ago, while on a hike in the woods with my family, we found this old telephone abandoned and forgotten. Probably a kids' plaything that was left to rot when they grew up. We took it home and I cleaned it up and put a modern jack on the end, and it still worked!

Brook Forest, Colorado Webcam

Established in spring of 2006, this live web camera views the mountains of Colorado from Brook Forest at 8100 feet above sea level between Evergreen and Conifer.

Red Fox

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Our neighborhood has a resident fox family that can be sighted multiple times every day. Our local vulpine posed for me with the light of dusk showing off his gorgeous coat.

Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross

Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross

Top-notch sequel to Singularity Sky

Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson

Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson

First thrilling volume of KSR's new eco/science series

Luminous Dream

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One of my 2004 Christmas card images

Winter Aspen

Winter Aspen

While hiking in Vail in December, I was taken aback by the nonchalant yet amazing composition of the vertical aspen trunks in the white, interspersed with snowy evergreen boughs and a few stalks of grass peeking out.

Autumn Sunset

Taken as the sun fell in the western sky, after a day-long tree climbing photo shoot for Jeep magazine at the site of "Nameless", a 500-year old Ponderosa Pine in Douglas County. The natural warm sidelight was just remarkable.

Flowers of Keukenhof

The Keukenhof Gardens are some of the most spectacular flowers I have ever seen.

Steeple Lithograph

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I took this photo from the train while traveling from Amsterdam to meet with our Dutch associate Hans van der Maarel. While on the train, I downloaded the image to my laptop and experimented with some effects work to make the sort of old-world lithograph look I felt the image called for. I'm very happy with the result. I didn't write down how exactly I did it, but I have a pretty good idea. The original is pretty drab and uninspiring, really.

Verdant and Cerulean

Verdant and Cerulean

I have no idea what this flower is, but the color and texture just blew me away. Taken on my trip to Norwich, England in 2004.

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, by Matt Ridley

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, by Matt Ridley

Why sex is the reason humans are at the top of the food chain.

HXS-1 Hoversled Junkyard Wars Application Video Project

HXS-1 Hoversled Junkyard Wars Application Video Project

During their second-to-last season, I applied to be a contestant on the Discovery Channel BBC import television show Junkyard Wars. You are required to submit an application video showing why they should choose you.

Atari Joystick USB Conversion

Atari Joystick USB Conversion

Making a classic Atari 9-pin 8-way-plus-fire joystick work on a modern USB-based computer system, for emulators and playing retro games.

Solo

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado.

Alien Tie-Dye

I happened to be at an AMD party at SIGGraph 2002 (San Antonio) at a bar several stories above the riverwalk. Out on the patio I was chatting with an engineer when I noticed this stunning flower behind him and had to stop to shoot it.

Lego RCX LIDAR Station

Lego RCX LIDAR Station
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A rotating visible-light LIDAR device I cooked up as a test. Emits audible tones to correspond with signal strength, higher pitch indicates stronger return, aka closer/brighter object.

Chris, Dave and Bob's Home Cookin'

Motivated by the success of the Blair Witch Project, and by the attitude that anything Web is hip, we've decided to drag this one kicking and screaming from the archives and make it widely available once again.

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