Archive for date: December 25, 2008

The Schupmann Telescope Patent

December 25, 2008 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s been quite some time since I’ve bought a book about telescope making: I just have been more absorbed in the world of amateur radio lately. Still, on my trip to Portland, I noticed that James Daley had published a book on an unusual telescope: the Schupmann. The Schupmann Telescope The Schupmann is an unusual […]

Gutenberg Gem: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 25, 2008 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, what would Christmas be without a link to that classic of classics: the immortal Dickens’ tale A Christmas Carol. This version is illustrated to boot. Nifty. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Project Gutenberg.


December 25, 2008 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m interested in mapping and in open source, so it’s interesting to see projects which combine both. Such is OpenStreetMap, a project which not only produces software to use maps, but also relies upon user data to create maps that can be used freely. I heard about this a while ago, but today it came […]