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The Big One Who Got Away

A Yangtze sturgeon CREDIT: PEOPLE’S DAILY During a trip to China a dozen or so years ago, we visited the Three Gorges Dam, and it was a sight to behold. The straight-crested concrete gravity structure is almost one and a half miles long with a maximum height of 607 feet. The structure incorporates 37 million […]

Where Were You When…?

Most of us remember vividly where we were on September 11, 2001. In my case, I was in Danbury, Connecticut in the board room at Bristol Technology meeting with their CEO, Keith Blackwell. Remember where you were when you first heard that President Kennedy was assassinated, 53 years ago this week? (or when Jerry Garcia […]

My Car Upraded Itself Overnight

When I got in the car this morning, a message appeared on the 17 inch display saying a new release of software was successfully  installed overnight. The new Tesla version 7.0 introduces significant improvements in autopilot functionality with Autosteer, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, and Side Collision Warning. Similar to the autopilot function in airplanes, you need to maintain […]

Nutmeg and Laurel

The post below is from August 2005 when I placed a geocache  not far off a trail  near the Ridgefield, Connecticut “rails to trails” hiking path. Placement of the cache was approved by the Town of Ridgefield. Since then,  geocaching.com shows that 89 people have had the pleasure of finding “Nutmeg and Laurel”,  the name […]

Happy Birthday GPS

Twelve years ago geocaching suddenly became useful to citizens. Prior to May 2, 2000, the GPS satellite network had a “feature” called Selective Availability that provided an intentional degradation of the GPS signal so that only the military could use it with accuracy.  When President Clinton signed an order to permanently turn off the feature, civilian GPS […]