Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Snow In Boulder

Seems every other year the front range of Colorado gets a huge dumping of snow in October. Likewise, another in March.

This one might have come close to breaking--or broke--a record. I think the tally is 22 inches and counting--it's still snowing lightly.

Unfortunately, some trees that are still bearing leaves have felt the carnage. We lost the upper half of a Hawthorne tree that was full of berries.



The broken Hawthorne.


Nala doesn't mind.





Interesting features deep within a collapsed tree.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thunder Mountain, Utah

Near Bryce Canyon. A nice easy few miles on a paved path, some up and down in a forest and some amazing hoodoo singletrack. If Alice rode a bike, she would be riding this wonderland.

A short video taste. Music: Massive Attack, Butterfly Caught.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Machine that Changed the World

Produced by WGBH Boston, and first aired in 1992 (I recorded it on VHS and actually still have it)--this is an incredible documentary. It's ironic because it was just the tip of the iceberg and profiles the technology that makes this post possible. It's seems so dated now, yet is still so insightful.

Luckily someone put it on Google videos.

I highly recommend watching it--even as long as it is. It not only tells the history of the computer, it kinda implies amazing foresight in the future of the computer that lead the the present internet. It even implies some ideas in the future that we have yet to see.

It's narrated by the famous Frontline narrator, Will Lyman. It's well written and and an amazing educational experience.


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