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What determines your identity?
What do you do? Many people, particularly men, have their personal identity defined by what they do for a living. At a recent church picnic, there was the usual small talk, which eventually leads to the question, "What do you do?". And, even though people mean well, they may feel better about you or themselves, or even evaluate you differently, based on your response. One of the guys was embarassed and avoided the question. Later, he said that he used to have a prominent job with a big office and ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:06 PM

Google Maps
Google Maps has finally done the street level maps in Wichita. This is fairly impressive since they haven't even bothered to chart Seattle. One of the funny things is the outcry that it is "invading people's privacy". A woman on the news was upset because it showed her kids in the pool in front of her house. She said that it will make her a target for predators. Of course, being on the local TV news would have more of an effect, I would think. And the local paper took note of all of the cars in the ......

Posted On Monday, August 18, 2008 6:24 PM

A Great Night of Stargazing
My weekend wasn't as adventurous as Chris' jaunt through a storm drain, but I had the most fun and productive night of stargazing ever, last night. I have an 8" Dobsonian telescope that sits in its own stand. It doesn't have a motor or computer to find sky images, and it doesn't auto-track to keep them in view. I used to have one of those but sold it to buy this one, because the longer focal length allows more magnification and the wider diameter allows it to collect more light so I can see those ......

Posted On Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:08 PM

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