Archive for date: August 11, 2005

A’s Lead the AL West

August 11, 2005 | Baseball, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

For the second day in a row, the A’s pull out a come from behind victory over their rivals in the AL West, the Somewhere Angels from Some Other Place. The A’s trailed 0-4 going into the bottom of the 7th, but scored four times to tie the game. Then, in the bottom of the […]

Best of Show from Renderman Users Group Meeting

August 11, 2005 | Computer Graphics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Each year Pixar tosses a Renderman User’s Group meeting at SIGGRAPH. In the past few years, we’ve invited some of our users to present some of their techniques to a wide audience in a portion of the program we call Stupid RAT (Renderman Artist Tricks). Each year, there seems to be at least one presentation […]

The Tears of Saint Lawrence

August 11, 2005 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

This weekend marks the annual return of the Tears of Saint Lawrence: better known to those of us in the amateur astronomy community as the Perseid Meteor shower. If you haven’t trekked out somewhere dark recently to gaze at the annual shower, try reading Sky and Telescope magazine’s coverage. The sky will be moonless, so […]

Nightline discusses Intelligent Design

August 11, 2005 | Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

You can download the torrent of last night’s episode of Nightline which discusses Intelligent Design here. I’ll review and let you know what I think.