Author Archives: Duke

Hyalophora Euryalus

Just found this fellow in my back yard. Didn’t seem too worried about being picked up. Worth clicking through to see the full resolution pic. Amazing.  

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Hanging out with my new friends.

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Why explain when you can invent your own caption?

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My new pinball

Coming along great. Just rewired a new IDC connector to replace the burnt out one for the GI lights. Refurbishing the playfield. Fixed a busted ball popper in “the juggler”. In really solid shape to begin with though. A lucky find. And … Continue reading

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Destiny: Rise of Iron review

Note: This was written for a popular video game site that declined to publish it because of its negative tone. Irony! It’s a strange time to be a video game reviewer. For many years when I was a writer and … Continue reading

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Picture PC

I’m not quite finished with the build yet, but my new PC is running great.

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Turkey Attack

Was out hiking and an angry wild Tom decided to defend his territory.

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Cosmos. Neil Tyson. Watch it because you brain will reward you. (The Carl Sagan version is also excellent.) http://www.cosmosontv.com/

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The best thing ever heard on NPR

Barry Sonnenfeld on Wait! Wait! or in this case, maybe Wait! WHAT?

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Very Cool (Hah!) Ice Storm

I was once in Blankenese, Germany when an ice storm hit and covered the whole town. You could barely walk, much less drive, which my friend tried to do and put his BMW into a stone wall (with me in … Continue reading

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