Author Archives: Peter Loshin

In case you were wondering

Just had a few days of web downtime, all entirely due to my own rusty internet-fu skills, and some less than optimal internetworking choices made over the past few years. So, we’re back and better than ever. Hope to start … Continue reading

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Maps and more places to imagine than you can imagine

OK, here are three links that you might find interesting: Fantasy Cartography is all about maps to places that have only been imagined. In other words, "…a collection of maps from various fantasy and science fiction works for your viewing." … Continue reading

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Strange Maps

Strange Maps is one of the reasons for the utter awesomeness of the Internets. It’s also one of the reasons I have such a hard time getting work done. If you have any interest in history or politics or science … Continue reading

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Spectacular Saturn

(Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech; click the pic for a bigger version) I stumbled across this very neat article on Boston.com the other day: Cassini Nears Four-year Mark. I know, it doesn’t sound very interesting–but look at the link for more pictures … Continue reading

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When work really is play!

I’ve been working with computers for a really long time–and almost from the very beginning, people who do work with computers have also been using those computers to play games. Up to now, it’s just been a dream to imagine … Continue reading

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Looking to the stars!

I can think of few things more exciting than hearing about discovering a new object in the skies that is unlike anything ever seen before. Like this: Strange Ring Found Circling Dead Star. What could it mean? What do you … Continue reading

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Highway interchange

A set of Japanese interchange photos. This is an awesome set of photographs taken in and around a highway interchange, in Japan. It’s mesmerizing, at least to me–and breathtaking in a strange way. For one thing, the whole thing is … Continue reading

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Build a cardboard playhouse (or something else?)

You might look at this article, Cardboard Playhouse Plans & Instructions, and think to yourself "But I’m too big for a silly cardboard playhouse." Or maybe you’re thinking, "We already have one!" What I like about it, though, is that … Continue reading

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Scintillating grains of sand

If you think sand is just gritty, brownish, and tiny, you’re in for a surprise: Each Grain of Sand a Tiny Work of Art is a surprising gallery of extreme closeup photographs of sand from around the world, from Discover … Continue reading

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Learn about electricity and electronics!

I never "got" electronics, but that might have been because I never found the right book (or teacher). You’ve got to love the Internet, though, for bringing us things like Tony R. Kuphaldt’s Lessons In Electric Circuits, published freely on … Continue reading

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