Monthly Archives: May 2012

Messing with the skies

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Universe Today contributor, Jason Major wrote about a fun website that will transform plain old text into stellar messages. How often do you get to mess around with the results of multibillion dollar telescopes? Time to have some fun:

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Chestnut Ridge Park

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Last week I took a walk in Chestnut Ridge Park. Most people head right for the eternal flame, but we headed elsewhere.

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Learning Gimp

In an effort to learn to use Gimp, I have created a series a clipart images and used gimp to colorize them. I have a sky theme going on with a Moon Gallery and a Sun Gallery. More to come … Continue reading

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Have towel, will travel.

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I have towels ready for the kids when they get home. Sure, it’s a hot one and the sprinkler all ready for them, but little do they are about to celebrate Towel Day. What the heck is Towel Day? Don’t … Continue reading

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Wine Fueled Crafts – Part Three

The last two steps of this project are very basic. Condition the surface with chalk. Wipe off the chalk with a rag or your hands. Draw something. Remember this is a water based applied surface. Do not wet it or … Continue reading

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Wine Fueled Crafts – Part Two

Today I am finishing this project with a product I found at Hobby Lobby: Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating. It was a good find for six bucks. This coating requires two coats with one hour of drying time between each. Afterwards, … Continue reading

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Wine Fueled Crafts – Part One

I saw a picture online of some painted wine bottles. I had a few bottles on hand from a party this weekend so I decided to try it. Not being normal, I needed to put a twist on the idea. … Continue reading

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After the party

After a good party, there are all kinds of leftovers. Wine, paper plates and bowls, cups, etc. This is just crafting fuel.

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Cosmoquest – The next step in science

Years ago, The Universe Today and The Bad Astronomer teamed up and created the Bautforum. Phil Plait and Fraser Cain* have once again teamed up to create an interactive website that puts science right at your fingertips. Cosmoquest pulls scientist, … Continue reading

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Welcome New Browsers!

I can’t keep my hands off of new stuff. Camino – Mac OS X browser. Midori – A part of the Xfce desktop environment’s Goodies component. Rockmelt – A social media web browser. Of course, I should have called these … Continue reading

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