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XKCD on the difference

This explains it all.

Releasing Hubble from the Shuttle

I’ve been following but not blogging (till now) the Space Shuttle and Hubble telescope progress (I’ve been tweeting it, tho). I just watched this video taken from the Shuttle crew window of the release of the Hubble telescope, which is back in “flagship condition” and is expected to remain in operations until 2020. (we’ll call […]

Procrastinator’s Voter Guide for California Special Election

CA Secretary of State explantionss, pie chart w/ budget percentages The Pie chart I’d like to see is the one that divvies up the Legislated budget and ballot-box budget portions of the pie. Economist: California the Ungovernable State Find your polling place (statewide, leads to registrar locations by county). Los Angeles County Polling Place Locator […]

Stuff on my desk

Desk Clutter Scan

Inspired by Mademoiselle Gramophone’s Daily Brain Scan, I offer you a selection of trinkets that I found on my desk, which, when I take them off the scanning plate, will go elsewhere. I think: Who knew that declutter procrastination could be so fun?

Farewell, Frankie Manning

I learned that Frankie Manning died this week. The godfather of Lindy Hop. LA Times obit, NY Times Obit. He signed my dance shoes at a dance camp at Catalina (see foto below). Frankie “Musclehead” Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a […]

So many wonderful options for the weekend

There’s the JPL open house, Saturday and Sunday. If you go, get there early. There’s BarCamp LA (I’ll be there tomorrow, Saturday, giving a presentation on portable digital audio recorders) Sunday, there’s PlayWriteGirl (I’m going — all day) Pasadena Star News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune stories story about PlayWriteGirl… the benefit performance is this […]