Running on the new server

This is a pointless post to see if the new server works.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

Couple of links to things I’m reading

so I can find them regardless of my bookmarks.




And what’s a day without:

and also:

Monday, January 18th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

Yeah, this hasn’t been touched in a while.

Doing other things elsewhere so I’ve left this to sit for a (long, long) while. But a server upgrade is going to have to happen soon and then I think it will be time to revive this.

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

ULF receiver and magnetic field measurement notes

Random notes for a project I may or may not do for an aurora detector system (the ULF part isn’t an obvious need, but the basic B field measurement is too ‘simple’ for what I need). Lot of stuff out there from whack-jobs, hopefully I avoid linking to any of those…

Fluxgate magnetometers info:
http://www.fatquarterssoftware.com/index.html sensors

Other magnetic measurement info:
http://www.gellerlabs.com/PMAG/Articles/PART%20I%20_%20BACKYARD%20GEOMAGNETIC%20OBSERVATORY.pdf (first in a series of articles on FDM proton magnetometers
NOAA site for local field values

ULF receiver info:
http://www.vlf.it/immagine/minimal_E.html (receiver)
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ulfelf/ (yahoo group)
http://www.iaspacegrant.org/sites/default/files/pdf_files/Kruger-SEED.pdf (Kruger’s paper referred to in a lot of places)
http://naturalradiolab.com (mix of stuff, unknown if useful)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

WTF…wordpress lost all my catagories!

No, not really. But if /tmp fills up that’s one of the symptoms.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Useful Plesk info links


Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Workaround to Framemaker bugs with transparent images

Transparent images by making them .eps in framemaker. (Framemaker has always had a serious design flaw in its ability to handle images, I guess the designers expected a white background on everything, the official excuse about text runaround makes no sense at all)



Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Computers, Uncategorized, Windows software No Comments

Nutone S-155 Fire Alarm

Removed this when painting the hallway, probably was installed mid 70’s.  I’m sure there’s something clever I can do with he MALFUNCTION light.

Saturday, June 11th, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Chatham MA beach panorama – using Hugin

Cape Cod beach panorama

Cape Cod beach panorama

only my second attempt at using Hugin. Done holding the camera so didn’t get enough overlap. Horizon didn’t come out straight.  Also learned that moving people and waves are going to throw it off (yeah, obvious…)

Monday, August 16th, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Educational materials site

Good place to look for a range of primary/secondary lessons (not just science):


From which I found a link to here:

http://phet.colorado.edu/ which has various simulation programs available (java mostly)

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 Astronomy, Engineering, Uncategorized No Comments