On October 29, 1969 Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent a message letter-by-letter from a UCLA computer to another computer at Stanford. Kleinrock was sending over “login” but after just two letters the system crashed. The networking of these two computers was the … Continue reading
Agustín de Iturbide y Aramburu led the Mexican Army to victory against the Royal Spanish Army ending the Mexican War of Independence on September 27, 1821. He was proclaimed Emperor of the new nation on May 19, 1822. His reign … Continue reading
Today the Ares I-X test rocket was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. The Ares I is part of NASA’s Constellation Program, which is developing spacecraft for U.S. human spaceflight after the Space Shuttle fleet is retired from service in 2010.
Our first real snowfall this season here in Denver. Here are some pics I just shot out in front of my house.
This is pretty neat. It’s a map by National Geographic showing the full history of human exploration of space.
Joe Winston, who directed a documentary based on Thomas Frank’s excellent eponymous book, is interviewed here by Mark Bazer. What’s the Matter with Kansas? shows how Kansas transformed from an outpost of radicalism to a bastion of hard-core conservatism. Recently I … Continue reading