Archive for date: July 5, 2004

Mining Project Gutenberg

July 5, 2004 | Games and Diversions, Public Domain Resources | By: Mark VandeWettering

While perusing a random copy of Scientific American from June 18, 1887, I ran across an interesting little nugget of mathematical niftiness: Lewis Carroll’s technique for computing the day of the week for any date in your head. Cool! It’s not quite as simple as the Doomsday algorithm, but then we are talking about Lewis […]

Spiderman 2

July 5, 2004 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

The other part of my weekend was spent donating my dollars to the latest summer movie extravaganza: Spiderman 2. All the principles are back: Toby McGuire, Kirsten Dunst, Rosemary Harris and even a brief appearance by Willem Dafoe. The plot follows two rather different paths: one, following the creation of a new super-villain: Doctor Octopus; […]

Space Ship One, continued

July 5, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Scaled Composites released some nice video on their website, including video M&Ms scattered in zero g’s. Nicely done (even if it is in Microsoft Media 9).

Fireworks!

July 5, 2004 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you have Quicktime, you might be able to click below and see some of the fireworks we observed from Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. It works with my setup and Firefox, but doesn’t with IE. I’ll try to fix it tomorrow. You could download the movie the old fashioned way, by just clicking […]