Archive for date: January 17, 2006

Gutenberg Gem: The Botanical Magazine, by William Curtis.

January 17, 2006 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s been a while since I posted a link to a Gutenberg Gem, so here’s to help make up for lost time. This neat little book includes thirty-something nice watercolors of flowers that can be turned into useful clipart. I mucked around a little bit with the picture of the Siberian Iris, and came up […]

Typical Objections to Intelligent Design by Bob Murphy

January 17, 2006 | Bad Science, Rants and Raves, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

As part of my usual scuffling around, reading about intelligent design, I ran across this article: Typical Objections to Intelligent Design by Bob Murphy which appears to be a sincere attempt by someone who doesn’t follow the issue of intelligent design very closely to make some sense out of the recent hullabaloo regarding it. He […]

New Horizons in Hold

January 17, 2006 | General, Space | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve got Realplayer fired up and watching NASA TV and the impending launch of the Atlas V launch vehicle that will carry the NASA New Horizons probe. They are currently holding at T minus 4 minutes, and have rescheduled to a new launch window at 1:45EST. Apparently there are some issues with wind gusting above […]

Project Oberon

January 17, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

You can download a number of books on the Oberon system, designed at the Compter Systems Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. This project was launched in 1985 by Niklaus Wirth and Jurg Gutknect to build a single user, multi-tasking operating system from scratch. The resulting software is available under a straightforward BSD-like […]