Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

In Portland

Writing this from my room at the fabulous McMenamin’s Kennedy School (the only hotel I’ve ever stayed in with chalkboards in the rooms, four bars, and a movie theater…) after a rather successful Pardee session at the 2009 GSA. Among the highlights: There seems to be a growing push for a sort of crowdsourcing in [...]

Daniel Glavin’s Astrobiology Lecture at the Library of Congress

Forgot to post this when it came through my email inbox a while ago: grad-school friend Daniel Glavin, now of NASA, gave a lecture at the Library of Congress earlier this summer. It’s on the web now. Congratulations, Danny! Astrobiology: Life in Space Webcast (Library of Congress).

Southern CA Fires and Other Hazards

Because I’m from Pasadena, I’ve been keeping a close eye on what’s been going on with the Station fire. This is the one that’s been burning in the San Gabriel Mountains north of the LA basin for the past week or so. Because the fire is threatening a lot of places I know pretty well, [...]

Kurt Finds an Easter Egg in Google Earth

Kurt Schwehr (blogging at Kurt’s Weblog) posted something a couple of days ago about the recently updated pseudo-bathymetry on Google Earth (see the graphics and broader discussion at Ogle Earth, too). Dave Sandwell (David T. Sandwell, to be precise…) wrote to Kurt with some clarifications about data sources. In passing, Sandwell mentions an easter egg [...]

Bridget Mason Blogging at the Huffington Post

Along with Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Hilary Clinton, and RFK Jr., UWT’s own Bridget Mason has a Huffington Post blog. I was at the MLK day Giving Garden work party that Bridget talks about in her post: it was a resounding success. Congrats, Bridget and Kayomi! Bridget Mason: Obama’s Call to Service — The Garden We’re Growing.