Category Archives: Space

Augmented Reality



It all started when I had to get a new phone. The one they wanted me to buy comes with something called, “Augmented Reality.” I had no clue what that is…

It turns out that AR is something that we all are experiencing more and more of each and every day. in fact, it is designed to stop you from doing the one thing that you shouldn’t be stopped from doing for yourself – Think. But it has taken over ever aspect of what we see, hear and decide. From the President to the NFL ratings to the City of Bremerton’s decision to install security Cameras. All of it does one thing – decide what you think of something before you ever stop to consider it for yourself.

Oh… if you disagree with the AR, then you’re “stupid.” Read the rest of this entry

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Earthrise

The Holidays are full upon us and Ben is now out of school for the Christmas Break. This will be the last full entry for the blog this year – I reserve the right to still blog if I feel the muse – but I am working to get everything in place for January 9th. The studio is ready now. I am still trying to replace my main computer, but even if I don’t get that done, it will just be a minor inconvenience. So hang tight just a couple of more weeks and things should be back to whatever passes for normal around here.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Years! May 2017 be filled with joy and thrills for each of us as we begin another orbit around our local star.

122116-297755main_gpn-2001-000009_fullOn Christmas Eve 1968 mankind did something it had never done before. Apollo 8 entered orbit around the moon and for the first time in history man was able to see the incredible view of the Earth rising over the moon. The iconic and moving photo was taken by astronaut Bill Anders who was supposed to be shooting pictures of the lunar surface, but when he and the Frank Boorman and Jim Lovell saw the Earthrise, knew that they had to shoot it and in color. One of the most turbulent years in history ended with the most amazing sight we’d ever seen. Now, using 2016 technology, the way that photo was taken has been re-recreated so that all of mankind can be a part of that moment. I really don’t care what else you do today, but watch this video. It’s six minutes you will treasure. And it will remind you of how small our problems really are on the cosmic scale… Read the rest of this entry

The Ayatollah Threat

santa_1As if the universe wants to prove me correct, the Santa Story about the little 5 year old boy who’s dying wish was to see Santa Claus and then dies in his arms, turns out to be… wait for it… fake news! That’s right, the Santa Claus lied about the whole thing. Or at least he embellished a bit. Or maybe got a few “details” wrong.

But in a remarkable reaction, most people are more angry over the Texas Preacher who took it upon himself to tell kids at a local Mall that there is no Santa Claus than they are over the lies that the 78 year old former Army Ranger Santa Claus told. Oh… you didn’t know that he was a former Army Ranger too? People are screaming bloody murder at the guy who told their kids that Santa isn’t real, but are happy to have had a “feel good story” that “really captures” the spirit of Christmas even though it’s a fake news story.

Do you start to see why ending “fake news” isn’t going to be as easy as you hoped that it would be? Read the rest of this entry

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