Monthly Archives: May 2011

RIP: Mars Rover Spirit

We sadly note the official word that Mars Rover Spirit has been officially deemed dead.  NASA and JPL have not heard from Spirit since March 2010, and in May 2011 they officially announced stopping efforts to communicate.  It’s been a … Continue reading

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Too Many Choices

  Often times there are too many choices in modern developed society.  While we all need information and choices, too many choices can cause delays, bad decisions, or regret.  There are several TED lectures on this (see our TED page).  … Continue reading

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Making Stuff

This is about people like us…. people who like to make stuff without big corporations or offshore manufacturing. The Kitchen Table Industrialist (NY Times Magazine)

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Finally – a fresnel fixture from ETC

Well, it’s about time.  Finally, ETC has announced a fresnel lighting fixture.  Ever since everyone dumped their fresnel lighting fixtures and bought Source Four(R) Parnels, I’ve missed the classic fresnel.  The old (typically Altman) fresnels had a seemingly better spot/flood … Continue reading

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