Thursday, October 1, 2009

Astronomy programs

Where is M13? — A Three Dimensional Galactic Atlas!

Also, for the iphone...

If you are running Pocket Universe on an iPhone 3GS, you can use the new "virtual sky" mode. Simply move your iPhone up and down, left and right and the view of the sky will match what you see.

Another awesome innovation in augmented reality. As you're looking through your iphone camera at the stars, Pocket Universe will overlay stars and constellations.

Pocket Universe for iPhone from Jonathan Greene on Vimeo.

Steve Martin competes for top honours at International Bluegrass Music Awards

After playing on the Grammy Award  winning Foggy Mountain
Breakdown with Earl Scruggs, Martin began writing a
string of new banjo songs, some with lyrics and some
as instrumentals.

An album 45 years in the making, The Crow: New Songs for
the Five-String Banjo features special vocal appearances
by Mary Black, Vince Gill, Tim O'Brien, Dolly Parton and
musicians Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka.
Recorded in Dublin, Hollywood, Nashville and New Jersey
and produced by John McEuen, of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
the record consists of 15 original tracks written by Martin.
"I have loved the banjo my whole life," says Martin.
"The songs on this record represent the influence of a
dozen players and a thousand tunes, and I thank them all.
But it's the banjo itself I thank most for generating
nostalgia for experiences I never had, joy I was yet to
experience, and melancholy that was yet to come."
Download album here (it's a torrent)

(via Angela)


Bottom of the seventh, Jays up 10-0, in a game that means nothing. Barajas, 0-6 that night. 8 men left on base that night. At Fenway.

Mother fucking yes.

Oh, and the best pitcher in baseball pitched a Fenway 3-hitter.

Time: 2:38.

I'm kinda cheering for the Phillies this year just to prove them right...

Enough, should be enough? Hopefully it gets interesting ;)

Ricciardi (on Rome):

(original link via Jordan)