The Eco Home Comfort guy came this afternoon and looked things over. It was wired perfectly. Continue reading “Home Heating – The Resolution”
Last Thanksgiving I purchased and installed a super-whizzy Nest Learning Thermostat. I just knew my life was going to be better. Continue reading “Home Heating and Human Civilization”
This looks pretty cool. I already use passbook for things like Starbucks, but this doesn’t require the store to get a new reader. If you’re into reducing the amount of volume and weight hanging off of your body, this could be a win.
Here are a few highlights from the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. This museum is mostly filled with scientific equipment from the past for a variety of disciplines. Some of it’s pretty interesting including the first large reflecting telescope and Einstein’s blackboard. The museum has it’s challenges through. The displays are covered in do not touch signs, which makes photography a challenge, it’s a bit cramped and didn’t seem to be in the best repair. The front facade is being refurbished though. The scaffolding did provide a unique view of some of the statues out front. The location for this museum is prime. Right next to the Old Bodleian Library on Broad Street.
The National Museum of Computing is on the grounds of Bletchley Park. Continue reading “The National Museum of Computing”
Today I visited Bletchley Park, a two-hour bus and train ride away from Oxford to the northeast. Bletchley Park is the home of the code breakers that have been credited with shortening World War II by at least two years. Continue reading “Bletchley Park”
I’m getting by with one plug adapter for a fairly extensive array of electronics. Continue reading “Power”
When I was younger the largest telescope in the world with the 200″ (~16.6 feet) telescope at Palomar. Each mirror for the telescope described in the link below is 1.6 times the diameter of the Palomar telescope and when fully assembled the telescope will be nearly 5 times as large.
Continue reading “Telescope”