Rain chains

We had rain chains installed as part of a recent remodel of the front of the house. It rained pretty hard last night and was still raining this morning. This video illustrates some problems with the installation. It looks like the connection to the gutters isn’t actually feeding the flow onto the chain. This leads […]

My one thought on the Hugo Awards

There’s been a bunch of news about turmoil among SciFi authors and fans the past couple of years. See: Wired Reason NPR (not very well reported, IMO) Sad Puppy Sarah Hoyt’s reaction to what happened I like SciFi but don’t read enough to have an opinion about the relative merits of the nominees proposed by […]

Sad news from Indiana Chemistry

A colleague just showed me that my former colleague Dave Giedroc is in this CNN video. While it is usually cool to see that one of your friends was interviewed, in this case it’s for the sad news that one of the victims in the Malaysia Air plane downing was a grad student in Dave’s department.

James Garner, RIP

Just heard that James Garner was found dead in his home at age 86. From the NYT obit: Alone among westerns of the 1950s, “Maverick,” which made its debut in 1957, was about an antihero. He didn’t much care for horses or guns, and he was motivated by something much less grand than law and […]