Ok this is pretty freakin' funny. Especially since I'm a child of the 80s and MTV. I loved the music, but I was always puzzled by the videos. WTH ???
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) successfully took moving images of the precise Earth rise moment when the Earth looked like a diamond ring using the onboard high definition camera (HDTV) of the lunar explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) on February 10, 2009 (Japan Standard Time, all the following dates and times are Japan Standard Time.) The moment came when a penumbral lunar eclipse occurred and sunlight was covered by the Earth. During that time, since the view of the Sun from the KAGUYA was mostly covered by the Earth, the KAGUYA observed that the Earth looked like a diamond ring. This is the first time that this phenomenon was shot from the Moon.
Check out the video - you'll have to wait a little bit before seeing anything.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/26/2009 02:31:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Multiverse, light sculpture created by artist Leo Villareal, may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned by the Gallery and on view until November 2009, the work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the entire 200-foot-long space.
I am reminded of the 2001: A Space Odyssey sequence. Very cool.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/25/2009 10:31:00 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Feminist? Not really. I have two daughters, and I want the best for them. The challenge is pouring all of my confidence and daring into their heart and soul. My oldest is constantly asking me "Can girls do that too?" It pains me to no end.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/24/2009 11:28:00 PM
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Discovered at http://www.caterina.net/
I've got a long way to go before I'm human.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/24/2009 09:26:00 AM
Monday, February 23, 2009
A cover of Imagine by John Lennon using the keyboard app on the iPhone.
I love the lighting, and even though the iPhone is called out, its his voice that takes center stage. I've been learning this song on the keyboard, so I appreciate this just that much more.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/23/2009 11:44:00 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Amazing. Heart warming.
We work this concrete, iron and steel with our flesh and blood. With our hands we will meld this cold metal with our hopes and wishes. We work this dream together.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/22/2009 04:41:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2009
It appears President Obama is looking towards Sweden's model of government-assisted banking to help America's troubled financial sector. Many believe Sweden recovered from its recession twenty years ago as a result of the government's support and active oversight. While the Swedish model seems enticing, President Obama would do well to remember other Swedish influences, that while initially promising, proved to be less than desirable.
Just because my old boss is Swedish. In fact he's there right now. And it's not like he'll ever read this. Right?
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/21/2009 06:41:00 PM
In Dun Laoghaire the "Festival of World Culture" took place from 21. to 24. of August 2008. Edgar Müller has followed the invitation and continued his series of large-sized 3D Street Art there. For this year's Festival of World Cultures renowned German artist Edgar Müller transformed a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene. This project was supported by the Goethe Institution Germany.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/21/2009 12:10:00 AM
Friday, February 20, 2009
I mean, come on, how cool is that ?!?! And hey buddy, can you tilt the camera a little to the right? Please?
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/20/2009 11:31:00 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I had blogged about this picture nearly 5 years ago. I was sad too see that the link was broken. But I found the image again via the Internet Wayback Machine. This is from Igor Menaker Fine Art Photography.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/19/2009 03:12:00 PM
A story about deep dish pizza (which is dear to my heart) and its history. I've been lucky enough to have dined at Pizzeria Uno and Due in Chicago.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/19/2009 02:27:00 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
... it really doesn't matter what the explanation is. Your mind has leapt to its own conclusion, which is probably far more entertaining.
Taken from the Wall Street Journal's Pictures of the Day.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/18/2009 10:57:00 PM
The amazing story of Lionel Rodia, and how he found himself in the clubhouse celebrating with the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/18/2009 05:15:00 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Whoa. I'm thinking that Francis Scott Key did not have this in mind when he wrote "Defence of Fort McHenry." But somehow I don't think he would mind. Not at all.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/13/2009 11:24:00 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I know it's just a silly little blue ribbon, but it was my first speech. I hate public speaking, but decided to tackle it head on (New Year's Resolution) and sign up for the Toastmaster intro class at work.
Now the expectation has been set, and I need to perform! The next speech is in two weeks.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/12/2009 04:09:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Blue October is one of my favorite groups. You never quite know what music style you are going to get from the group. Their videos are equally entertaining as well.
"Dirt Room" is the first single from the upcoming new album Approaching Normal.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/10/2009 11:22:00 PM
Monday, February 09, 2009
I'm looking forward to taking my daughters out at night to see this. This will be their first comet. Hopefully they'll be impressed!
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/09/2009 06:06:00 PM
Sunday, February 08, 2009
See and download the full gallery on posterous
The day turned out to be pretty nice, so we decided to head to Walnut Creek and shop at Broadway Plaza. I was looking for some new shoes for work. While trying them on with dress socks, I was struck by a thought and said aloud "holy crap I look like my dad." The sales guy laughed and said "hey it's a style and you are making a statement. What that statement is I don't know."
A cool thing about Broadway Plaza is that they have a Concierge office. The office has separate bathrooms (very clean) for women, men, nursing women and family. The family restroom has a toddler toilet, which is a huge plus for families with little ones. It makes it so much easier!
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/08/2009 01:41:00 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2009
See and download the full gallery on posterous
"It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside." It's Friday morning, and I'm in a rush. There's an important budget meeting that I need to be on time for. Time ticks away and I grow anxious, waiting for my daughter to get ready. I head out of the house, open the garage door and walk out to the driveway to retrieve the paper. It's raining, and there's dark clouds overhead. Not good. Suddenly I notice that there's a shaft of light. The sun is peeking over the hills and sneaking through an opening in the clouds. I stop and notice the raindrops catch fire, glittering as they pass though the beam. A few seconds pass then "I wonder ..." and I slowly turn around. Yes! There is a rainbow. It's faint at first, but strengthens and covers the sky. I quickly head inside and get my daughter. "I have something to show you" I tell her and she quietly follows me out. "Turn around and look up." "Ooooooooh a rainbow!" Seconds pass in silence as we admire and observe. She turns and smiles at me, and we head back inside.
It's Friday morning, and I'm thinking about a rainbow. And my daughter's smile.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/07/2009 01:11:00 AM
I know this is old, but it's still amazing. The reaction on the judge's face when he starts singing, and then the crowd's reaction - simply fabulous. Better yet - he sings opera! It's refreshing to see people get excited and emotional about opera.
Best comment: "i cry everytime.. and am a dude"
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/07/2009 12:45:00 AM
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Ernst Chladni and Standing Wave Patterns ((rag: random, waves, oscillation, resonance, wave, pattern
Chladni figures for a square steel plate (adapted from Waller 1961) demonstrates the fantastic variety of standing wave patterns that can arise from a simple resonating system. A square steel plate is clamped at its midpoint and sprinkled with sand. It is then set into vibration either by bowing with a violin bow, or by pressing dry ice against it. The resultant standing wave patterns are revealed by the sand, that collects at the nodes of the oscillation where the vibration is minimal.
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/04/2009 12:34:00 AM
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Shepard Fairey is the creator of Barack Obama's iconic HOPE image, and the mind behind the ubiquitous Obey Giant sticker campaign.
"Art should be a tool of communication that's available to anyone."
Posted by [ tony : oeb : frosty ] at 2/03/2009 09:47:00 PM
Monday, February 02, 2009
The sun was out and the weather was gorgeous. Oh and I needed to tire my girls out before the Superbowl. Despite my nefarious intentions, It turned out to be a wonderful hike with my daughters at Coyote Hills.