Living in the past IIX (or is it VIII?)

You know, why use four digits when you can use three? I never understood that convention for Roman numerals, but then again, Arabic doesn’t make any sense either – they’re just what we’ve been taught.

Anyway, another from 2012, and it wouldn’t be hard to figure out the exact date.

There was a lot of media attention regarding the transit of Venus in front read more

Natural filters

I was aware of the impending partial solar eclipse, and even dug out some materials that might potentially assist in getting images, but failed miserably, on two fronts. The first was, what I had to help cut the glaring light from the sun down a manageable level for photos would only work if the light was already reduced, for instance by thin clouds or late in the day with a heavy read more