Why sleep? Because your brain needs it.

Posted in Mind and Body on December 22nd, 2014

A full night’s sleep is tied to mental well-being, says Russell Foster. And conversely, lack of sleep contributes to the development of mental illness.

The takeaway? Give up that last hour of television you are watching before bedtime and just go to bed earlier. Your brain will thank you.


The purpose of television.

Posted in Main on January 3rd, 2014

The sole purpose of television is not to deliver content to you, but to deliver you to advertisers.

Computer prices in 1996

Posted in Computers on September 29th, 2013

Oh wow.  While going through some old papers that need thrown away, I found a receipt for a computer that I bought in 1996.
It was a 486DX33 Leading Edge computer with 2X CDROM, 8 MG of RAM, 170 MG hard drive, with MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1.  It also included a 2 button mouse, keyboard, monitor, and a modem for a total price of $1,476.82.
I had forgotten how much computers cost back then.

It is 1610 all over again.

Posted in Main on September 23rd, 2013

In 1610, Galileo pointed a new invention at the night sky and discovered that the universe is much more complicated and mysterious than was believed at the time. Today, we are pointing new technologies at the sky and finding that the universe is more complex and mysterious than was believed just 20 years ago. It is 1610 all over again.

A theory of everything.

Posted in Space on September 21st, 2013

I’ve been working to unify relativity and quantum mechanics into a single theory of everything. So far, I’ve discovered that beer is good.


Zombie Outbreak Response Team

Posted in Humor on June 30th, 2013


Zombie Outbreak Response Team

Japanese Power Metal band Galneryus

Posted in Main on April 24th, 2013




The pity of Bilbo

Posted in Main on January 20th, 2013

While watching that scene in The Hobbit where Bilbo is about to kill Gollum so he can escape, but hesitates, I thought of this line in The Lord of the Rings:

“It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.”

Stress builds up – de-stress

Posted in Mind and Body on July 19th, 2012

Take time to de-stress

“If you stress daily, you need to de-stress daily; It’s that simple”