Saturday, September 01, 2007


Follow Freeman!

[via BestPicEver]

One slip and you're...

[via Schneier - hey that rhymes]
[and the word verification was spsfuql]

Friday, August 31, 2007

Sorry kids

No Christmas this year.

[credit - Reuters/Chile]

and then

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


See that sign? Don't go too fast! Bad motorists.
[Returning on Ou Kaapse Weg from a New Years Day celebration]

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I saw this and I almost cried.

The Dark Side of the Rings of Uranus

Actually it's a scientific paper:
The rings of Uranus are oriented edge-on to Earth in 2007 for the first time since their 1977 discovery. This provides a rare opportunity to observe their dark (unlit) side, where dense rings darken to near invisibility, but faint rings become much brighter. We present a ground-based infrared image of the unlit side of the rings that shows that the system has changed dramatically since previous views. A broad cloud of faint material permeates the system, but is not correlated with the well-known narrow rings or with the embedded dust belts imaged by Voyager. Although some differences can be explained by the unusual viewing angle, we conclude that the dust distribution within the system has changed significantly since the 1986 Voyager spacecraft encounter and occurs on much larger scales than has been seen in other planetary systems.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Marks Malarkey

Another semester, another episode of Computer Science marking malarkey.

My marks were "raised" first by two, then by an additional six marks. That matches and topss my last such - six marks for back in 2007H1 vs a total increase of eight this time around!

But that's not all. Some poor soul had an additional ten(!) marks found in their test. They went from 15 (50%) to 25 (83%). That's from nearly failing to receiving a first. Keep in mind that they didn't do anything extra after the test. Those marks were just lying there waiting to be found, like gold nuggets.

Mmmmm, gold.

Lowest SXW shot yet

This is the lowest landing I've seen at SXW yet.