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Metal Tile Backsplash

I tiled our kitchen backsplash. We used Aspect Peel and Stick Honeycomb Champagne Matted Metal Tile (Amazon Link). We bought them at Menard’s last week when they were on sale. The tiles came in 4″ X 12″ sheets which I kept together when…

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Exploring Missouri in 1818

Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw I am origi­nally from Southern Missouri, so I was inter­ested to learn about Henry R. School­craft and his journey of explo­ration from Potosi, Missouri to what is now Spring­field, Missouri nearly 200 years ago.…

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Hamster Monitoring

The Robo Dwarf Hamster is said to be the smallest and fastest of all hamsters. Because of this fact, my son named his Furrari (get it, like a Ferrari but with fur). We were surprised to see how much time Furrari spent on his wheel and we wondered just how far and how…

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Sidereus Nuncius Merchandise

In 1610, when Galileo published Sidereus Nuncius, T-shirts, coffee mugs and mouse pads didn’t exists. Without merchandise, fans were left with nothing to show their affinity for this important work. If you’ve been looking for Sidereus Nuncius merchandise (and who…

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Sidereus Nuncius

  In 1609, Galileo turned his new telescope to the sky. In March of 1610, he published the first obser­va­tions of the night sky through a telescope. The book was called Sidereus Nuncius. The Latin text described our moon and four moons of Jupiter observed over several…

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Grail Diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Years ago, when I saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I thought Henry Jones’ Grail Diary would be a cool prop to have. A few months ago, I stumbled upon some people who make their own versions of the Grail Diary. As geeky as it seemed, I was all over…

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Mac won’t start, check your Drobo

This morning, my Mac would not start. It sat for a long period of time on the light blue screen but wouldn’t move on. There was no hard drive activity during most of this time either. After unplugging USB and FireWire devices one at a time, I tracked it down to my…

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