Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Victoria Harbour from the Conrad

Monday, June 18, 2012

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

tonight in Lincoln Heights...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Forever Marilyn, by Seward Johnson

Yesterday in Palm Springs...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Say hello to my little friend.

My new Brompton; hand-made in London, like my summer 2002 bout of alcoholism. It being my first time mounting a bicycle in 16 years, I was a little nervous and thought I might require training wheels but it turns out that the old saw is true.

I rode 12 miles Saturday after bringing it home, 10 miles Sunday. I'm giving my ass a rest for a couple days but my goal is to ride to CoSA's office (24.2 miles round trip) by the end of the week.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SLR Magic 35mm F1.7 lens

3 recent photos taken with my recently acquired SLR Magic lens. I was inspired to make the purchase by my friend Sonya, currently abroad on a life-changing voyage 'round the globe with her own micro four-thirds camera and lenses. Check out her blog and follow her adventures, I promise it's worthwhile.

Looking south from my balcony:
San Fernando Rd.

California Adventure:
Golden Zephyr, Paradise Pier

Dionaea muscipula (Venus Flytrap)
satiated Dionaea muscipula

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nuclear Testing from 1945-1998

A graphic timeline representation of every nuclear bomb ever detonated (minus North Korea's recent tests in Oct. 2006 and May 2009), produced in 2003 by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto.

A total of 2053 detonations:

United States 1032
U.S.S.R. 715
France 210
United Kingdom 45
China 45
India 4
Pakistan 2

The world's first explosion of a nuclear device was the Trinity test in Jornada del Muerto's Tularosa Basin on July 16, 1945. The next two detonations were also the first and last time nuclear devices were used in military combat as weapons -- the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Of the ensuing tests conducted by the U.S., over 200 were detonated aboveground in the lower 48 states and in the Pacific Ocean between July 1946 and November 1962. Roughly half of these took place at The Nevada Test Site, a 3500 square-kilometer area located 100 kilometers northwest of Las Vegas, NV. More than 800 additional underground weapons tests were conducted from 1962 through September 1992. (source - Division of Radiation Control, Utah Dept. of Environmental Quality)

The U.S. is the only nation that has compensated victims exposed to radiation from nuclear testing.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Storm, by Tim Minchin, with DC Turner and Tracy King

A little over 2 years ago, I posted a video featuring Tim Minchin, a brilliant Australian skeptical performer. Coincidentally, it's taken about that long for DC Turner to complete the gorgeous animation to illustrate his beat-poem, "Storm".