Archive for the Journal Category

  • First Light: ABSDBS-8″

    Ever since I got into backyard astronomy, and then found out you can actually build your own telescope, I’ve dreamed of building my own. Well, seeing how we live in the future! …we can instantly communicate with people from all over the world; a never-ending repository of knowledge is accessible online at any given time; and […]

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  • Playing Pretend

    “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” –1 Corinthians 13:11 “Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.” –Desiderata – I can’t remember the last time […]

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  • 3D Printed Projects

    Here are some of the things I’ve printed with my 3D printer over the past year or so… I’ve printed tons more things – especially mods for the printer itself – but they’re not shown below. I’ll post them as I get around to it. (Also, the ‘assorted prints’ at the bottom are all found on […]

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  • A Cosmic Perspective

    I have this seed deep down. Sometimes it’s dormant, but sometimes it grows and flourishes and blooms in the form of an observatory, for example (ha!). Regardless of its given state, it’s perennial and dependable; it’s always there. It’s this glowing ember of joy, humility, awe, inspiration, and appreciation. Maybe everyone has their own ‘seed,’ […]

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  • My Brief Morning Walk

    Sometimes, the two-minute walk in the parking lot from my car to the entrance of my work is my favorite part of the day. –I know, what a boring life, right? Just hear me out… It all comes down to perspective. You see, I could rush over the blacktop tar pits, weaving between parked cars […]

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  • Grand Theft Sunrise

    I’m an adult with a career and a family …and I play video games. They’re my guilty pleasure, what can I say?! I’m not embarrassed to admit that. I will say, however, that I probably play video games for reasons other than most people. For me, video games create a means for escape. No, escape […]

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  • 3D Printer

    Earlier this year, I took the leap into the world of 3D printing. Prior to, I had heard about 3D printers and was intrigued by the prospects of such a futuristic device, but was deterred by cost, mostly. It wasn’t until a couple buddies at work had mentioned their interest in 3D printing and who eventually […]

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  • The A.I. Scare

    The scare over A.I. isn’t the idea of our “smart” toasters coming alive and having the desire to burn our toast out of pure revenge for being enslaved. There won’t be giant Megatron monsters crushing our buildings, and there probably won’t be droves of human-like robots marching us all off to enslavement camps. The real […]

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  • Nomad’s Sky

    To me, No Man’s Sky started out as a very limited combination of Mass Effect – with only a tiny fraction of the story, Minecraft – resource gathering minus the building, and The Long Dark – but much easier to survive. Within my first few hours of playing, I longed for just a touch more of any […]

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  • Explorers and Innovators

    There are explorers and there are innovators. There are people who investigate the world and there are those who push the limits and create. What I do is explore. I’m not pretending to do anything new. I’m not trying to create the next big thing. I simply want to search and examine and appreciate what […]

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