Archive for January, 2008

Scientology is shiny

Friday, January 25th, 2008

...Shinytology? A new calendar system! They brought us into the golden age. It's about time SOMEBODY did. Awesome logo! Why can't be this organized? Learn under the glorious tutelage of LRH This is how you will be processed. How much worse can the LRH Congress be than the US Congress?? Shades of dictatorship here. NEWS ALERT: Congress ...

Attention preclears; do not flub on your auditing procedures.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Please study these items from the LRH technical terminology reference carefully. Professional illustrations are provided to illustrate difficult concepts:

Calling all Operating Thetans

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Scientology is weird. ALSO, THIS JUST IN: Water is wet! ... (do not be afraid, Supressive Person; click the image above to expand the thetan within)

More astronomologicalful podcastiness

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Followup to my previous post about free astronomy podcasts: The American Astronomical Society just posted a big pile of free audio and video of their astronomy sessions. I can't wait to listen to these! Link

Google Translate has an ulterior motive

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

To recreate this strangeness, go to Google Translate, select English to Spanish, type in "Heath Ledger is dead", hit translate, and bask in the glow of Google's oddity (at least, for as long as it lasts until they possibly fix it). (Thanks, Josh, for the story, which he found on 4chan)

My God. It’s full of stars.

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I recently finished listening to all of the fascinating lectures in the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures series of podcasts. I highly recommend these lectures to anyone that has an interest in astronomy and space exploration. I expected these lectures to be very dry, technical, and boring, but for ...

Echoes of obscure 1980s software culture

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

When I was a kid in the 80s poking around on my ol' Apple //c, I loved the Beagle Bros, a company that made great software and had a very unique style. Their combination of vintage wordcut artwork with hobbyist programming was great fun (here is a great example). The ...

You need this book.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

I have nothing to blog about. Therefore, I must show you this: That is all. (Thanks, Galen.)