Weekend Reading – Vol. 2

I've just finished The Wave by Susan Casey, an interesting amalgam of big wave science, climate change and extreme surfing. I've long been fascinated with waves, especially those beautiful turquoise monsters that they get in Hawaii. I've never been fortunate enough to see them in person, but Casey does a pretty fair job of describing… Continue reading>

Over the Transom

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you’ll find worth reading about too. Open Source Museums Redux In my post about Open Source Museums, I missed the opportunity to discuss the Open Exhibits project. I may have more to… Continue reading>

The Best of the Week

A collection of follow-ups and links to stories and developments that I found interesting or important in the past week, that I think you'll find worth reading about too. Another Slice of Pi Consider this follow-up from the post I did last week: I find myself dreaming up more and more uses for the Raspberry… Continue reading>

The Power of Observation

I had a high school art teacher, Mr. Temesy, whose highest praise during drawing exercises was to say that your drawing was "well observed." I'll admit that at the time I was mostly mystified by what exactly he was driving at with those cryptic words of encouragement. He would take us out on sketching expeditions… Continue reading>

THINK!

I used to work with a very astute site manager at the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Ottawa, Canada. He spent an inordinate amount of his time managing land-use, or rather, land mis-use issues. The NCC owns much of the prime parkland in the capital region, including an extensive greenbelt with a sprawling path and… Continue reading>