I am a plane spotter. I go to the airport and I shoot planes with my camera. Sometimes I take videos. This was a UPS 747-400 cargo flight into MSP airport on June 14, 2018.
I added a new M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive to my computer today. It’s the second M.2 form-factor, and the third SSD. My original SSD, an OCZ Vertex 3, is still my system drive, but I am moving that to the OCZ RD400. The Samsung 960 EVO I got today will be for large media, like video editing and RAW format images from my D-SLR. I can’t say zoom! Zoom! Or vroom! …
We made it! We’re there!
So… Bing went and did this: http://www.bing.com/search?q=periodic+table I remember having to memorize most of this chart; and I recall recent discoveries that expanded this table of elements. It’s amazing how the Internet has brought new information to our fingertips. But nothing beats Tom Lehrer’s Element song:
“Sometimes you have to be up really high to understand how small you are.” – Felix Baumgartner
09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
On February 1, 2003, I was working at Walmart* in Bloomington when I heard about the ill-fated landing attempt of Columbia. I was shocked. I couldn’t work, I just sat in the loading dock listening to National Public Radio tell the tale of seven astronauts who spent 16 days in space, only to be lost in the landing. I was left alone, no one else was around. I demanded the flag be flown …