What's New Blog

Illusion of Accomplishment 0

Illusion of Accomplishment

Infinite Summer (which I mentioned earlier) is sort of an online book club which is reading David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest this summer. I don’t want to spoil the book if you haven’t read...

0

Fields of Fire

Today we went snorkeling (not unlike any other day in Aruba). We were snorkeling in Mangel Halto, which had amazing amounts of fire coral. All this fire coral I have named the Fields of...

1

Balloon Fishing

Every evening outside the house we’re renting, there are a number of people standing on the reef blowing up party balloons and throwing them into the water. It turns out they’re fishing. Malmok reef...

0

Perseids and Baby Beach

Last night and tonight, we all sat out on the beach and watched for meteors. It’s time for the Perseids. It’s really nice and dark here on Aruba, but we weren’t very successful. We...

0

A Good Day

We snorkled the length of the Malmok reef today. Peter, who is notorious for not being able to resist touching anything, found a pair of ugly fish sitting on a big anchor on the...

0

Political Flag Waving

When we first landed in Aruba, we immediately noticed all of the cars zooming around that had big, colorful flags on them. There were also flags flying in the front yards of houses along...

0

Donkey Odie

Tonight during supper a donkey walked up to the gate in front of the house. It was a wild donkey. We guessed it was wild because we had heard there were wild donkeys on...

0

Gone Fishin’

There’s not going to be a lot of posts for a while, because we’re here: View Larger Map We’ll tell you all about it when we get back. Until then, there’s not going to...

SIGGRAPH 1

SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH is next week. I’m not going to make it this year. We’re going to be on vacation. It’s in New Orleans this year too, which is one of the nicer venues. Here’s the...

Congress Speaks 0

Congress Speaks

Since the presidential election, there’s been a lot of action on making it easier for the public to get information about what the government is doing. For examples, check out Data.gov, Sunlight Labs, and...