AudioBook

Okay. I’ve bit the bullet and have purchased a new Blue Yeti microphone from Guitar Center. That, and the Open Source program Audacity, are going to help me turn some of my stories into audiobooks. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of the trails and tribulations of this effort. Feel free in asking … More AudioBook

Biological Integrated Circuits?

A bit of geek news on Slashdot this past week provided me with a small case of future shock and reminded me of a story I read many years ago.  Here’s the news link: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/06/08/1815251/mits-self-assembling-3d-nanostructures-the-future-of-computer-chips Back in 1975, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote a classic hard science fiction novel called “The Mote in God’s … More Biological Integrated Circuits?

New Type of Quark!

A news release from the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva, Switzerland, tells of a possible explanation for the lack of antimatter in our universe. Part of the article mentions a new type of quark, called LHC-Beauty. If I recall my elementary physics, that means we now list seven types of quarks. They are, Top, Bottom, … More New Type of Quark!

The First Vampire Tale

Contrary to popular opinion, Bram Stoker did not write the first English language vampire story. That credit goes to Lord Byron, in the 1820s. His epic poem, The Giaour, has some chilling vampiric scenes that later authors have applied to the legends. I have created a recording of my favorite excerpt from Lord Byron’s masterpiece. … More The First Vampire Tale

Happy Halloween!

First off, I love Halloween in all of its variations! Here’s a shot I took awhile back that might put you in the mood. Secondly, midnight tonight is the start of NaNoWriMo and I’m happy to report that all the preparation for my novel experience is done. Let me explain, if you will. The novel … More Happy Halloween!

Future Shock!

This is from a Panasonic commercial website… “The “i-PRO SmartHD” is drawing great attention in the Panasonic booth at the “SECURITY SHOW.” Its ability to detect age and gender of customers is being proposed here as a marketing tool for the store. Not only will it let you monitor and survey using network cameras, it … More Future Shock!

Heading to NNGC

We’re taking off to the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, North Carolina tomorrow. Shortly after we get back on Sunday, I’ll be posting tons of photos and video clips.