News That Matters
Good Thursday Morning,
There is no good news out there. None. And, so while I'm still waiting to secure a new set of wheels (again, thanks to all who have helped out) I'm not even going to try to find good news, or even interesting news. Instead, I'm going to give you all a list of happy diversions, all office safe, to occupy your mind and pass the time. You will learn something.
Remember, tomorrow brings our Things To Do Edition so if you or your organization has an event planned for this weekend or next week, get them to me by early this evening.
Auditorium is about the process of discovery and play. There are no right or wrong answers; there are many ways to solve every puzzle. To get started, fill up the first audio container. We hope you enjoy the demo of Auditorium.
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is originated, written, coordinated, and edited since 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell. The APOD archive contains the largest collection of annotated astronomical images on the internet.
In real life, Bob and Jerry are two professional astronomers who spend most of their time researching the universe. Bob is a professor at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, USA, while Jerry is a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland USA. Jerry is a married, mild and lazy guy, while Robert is much the same but recently divorced. Each might appear relatively normal to an unsuspecting guest. Together, they have found new and unusual ways of annoying people such as staging astronomical debates. Most people are surprised to learn that they have developed the perfect random number generator.
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I Am Bored is founded on the theory that people will get so incredibilly bored as to type things like "I'm Bored" into their search engines just to see what happens.
Instructables is a website that, well... Simply, How to make or do most anything. Really. Rework the plumbing in your RV? Deep fry bananas? Build a rocket? It's here.
About the Archive: If it's been on the Internet, it's in the Archive.