Recent Work

Bits and pieces of interesting pretties I've picked up along the way.

Weird Shuttle Crap in Mike’s Place

The space shuttle’s cockpit layout would be...

Weird Crap in Mikes place

Still more weird crap around Chez Mike. The most...

Weird Crap in Mike’s Place: Twentieth Anniversary Mac

It’s no secret that Apple has produced a number...

Recent Blog Posts

June 9, 2015 |

Weird Shuttle Crap in Mike’s Place

The space shuttle’s cockpit layout would be instantly familiar to any airline pilot when it came to the many...

April 25, 2015 |

Weird Crap in Mikes place

Still more weird crap around Chez Mike. The most casual of space collectors go with the basics, that is,...

March 25, 2015 |

Weird Crap in Mike’s Place: Twentieth Anniversary Mac

It’s no secret that Apple has produced a number of oddball machines: the spasm-inducing Mac Portable, the...

January 30, 2015 |

My First Computer – the DIGI-COMP 1

Oftimes those of the computer nerd persuasion like to talk about how they got hooked by these “thinking...

December 27, 2014 |

Confessions of a Global Warming Skeptic

The predictions were dire. Scientists warned of crop losses that were sure to doom billions to starvation, entire...

November 11, 2014 |

Houston we have “Weird Crap” #6

It’s no secret that I have a NASA obsession. That would be obvious the moment you step into World HQ for Global...

October 18, 2014 |

Wheels of Clay – Stephen Hawking

It’s no secret that Prof. Stephen Hawking is a “rock-star scientist”, as much as Einstein was in his day. Both...

October 1, 2014 |

Starmus, 2014

I love my “job.” As one who deals in astronomy education it is my sworn duty to go to any odd corner of the world...

September 6, 2014 |

Weird Movie Crap in Mike’s Place

Besides astronomy and software design, I am also a movie buff. I typically prefer the ones from the 30s and 40s,...

July 16, 2014 |

Still more Weird Crap in Mike’s place

Since we’re in the High Holy week for space nerds everywhere as this being the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, my...

June 30, 2014 |

No, I didn’t eat chili in Chile

At the end of May, took another one of my slightly wacky vacations, this time to Chile and Peru. The first week...

June 21, 2014 |

More weird crap in Mike’s place

Growing up in the 60s, I was a bit too young to get into the officially approved rockhippieantiwar-run off to the...

May 6, 2014 |

Distant Suns (max) 3.4.9: In-app purchase issues

Some have reported store-problems with the in-app purchase of the new Hubble Guide Star catalog. It might be an...

April 18, 2014 |

Modern simulations of NASA’s classic spaceflights

Simon Plumpton uses the moniker “lunarmodule5” on YouTube. Not many people would get that, but those who do are...

March 23, 2014 |

Weird Crap in Mike’s Place, #5

In 1968  Popular Science magazine ran an article on a new film by the always enigmatic but brilliant director,...