Monday, March 30, 2009

Back to being a shepherd

Sad to see the end of season 2 for the Flight of the Conchords. But they went out in style - making music back on the farm in New Zealand. Love Murray on the tractor.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

NASA TV rocks

I spent a bit of the weekend watching NASA TV and the amazing coverage of STS-119 - the current space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. To be honest, I haven't really been paying much attention to any of the recent Space Shuttle launches. But after following @nasa on twitter, I found myself totally absorbed yesterday by stunning live images of the spacewalk (EVA). The two astronauts (Steve Swanson and Joseph Acaba) were out there for 6 1/2 hours. It's quite a thing to watch these two tiny figures clinging to the massive Space Station, with Earth as the backdrop - all happening in the moment.

While on the space theme, I was totally blown away by this footage of Jupiter slipping behind the sun - you can even see the moons orbiting Jupiter. Thanks to Bad Astronomy for posting this link (an awesome blog by the way)

This is an older link that I found on another great post over at Bad Astronomy. The moon, which to our eyes is so immense, looks so small in comparison to the mighty sun.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Twitter mosaic

Just for a bit of fun, here's my list of friends on Twitter. It's nice to get the complete visual view. Try it out at Twitter Mosaic. It's easy - enter your user name, hit go, and copy the code.

Of course, for those who have thousands of friends, I guess it will just keep scrolling...and scrolling down the page.

Thanks to Servantofchaos for posting.

Get your twitter mosaic here.