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Week 67

02.10.03

It's rumored that an upper-atmosphere sprite or elf took out the Shuttle. Blown to shreds by a Transient Luminous Event. Man, what a turn of events that would be.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?
file=/c/a/2003/02/05/MN192153.DTL

The shuttles used to see sprites from orbit.

http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/bookshelf/
pubs/sprites.html

http://vega.lpl.arizona.edu/~collins/
ssp/sprite_limb.html

There are ground studies, too. Look at the size of those things.

http://www.FMA-Research.com/spriteres.htm

http://elf.gi.alaska.edu/

 

02.11.03

This unemployed techie built himself an automatic, computerized, backyard unmanned balloon. It works. And takes pictures, too.

http://vpizza.org/~jmeehan/balloon/

http://speed.vpizza.org/~jmeehan/photo/
index.cgi?mode=view&album=/
20021103-balloon-highlights

 

02.12.03

That's kind of a nice flash animation.

http://www.stefangruber.com/big_gulp/

I keep coming back to this cute online game.

http://www.titoonic.dk/products/games/
spider/default.html

 

02.13.03

I don't think I ever blogged Warren Ellis's blog. It rocks. It's likely the coolest effort ever done by a homicidal ape.

http://www.diepunyhumans.com/

I should be cramming more keen photos into my own blog, like Warren does. He's a comix guy, they do that stuff. Just to class my blog up "Die Puny Humans" style, here's a self-portrait.

Cyborg Bruce Sterling

 

02.14.03

This Ronan Crenin guy has interesting methods of treating news as a webpage.

Especially this one: world news on a world map.

http://www.skep.tk/newsquakes/

This method seems somewhat handier.

http://www.infobreakfast.com/

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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