FaceYourManga

Not sure how long the attempted stache will last

This little image making program, FaceYourManga, has been making the rounds on the internet. Anywho here’s my contribution to the trend. I should note the stache looks far better on my avatar than it actually does on me.
So how do you look animetized?

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Lookup Sunrise & Sunset Time For Anywhere In The World

The U.S. Naval Observatory provides a simple and easy to use website to lookup the sunrise & sunset time for anywhere in the world. You just need city and state, or latitude and longitude for the rest of world, and you’re golden.

Here’s whats happening astronomically tonight.

The following information is provided for Bellevue, King County, Washington (longitude W122.2, latitude N47.6):

        Tuesday
        26 June 2007          Pacific Daylight Time

                         SUN
        Begin civil twilight       4:32 a.m.
        Sunrise                    5:12 a.m.
        Sun transit                1:11 p.m.
        Sunset                     9:11 p.m.
        End civil twilight         9:51 p.m.

                         MOON
        Moonrise                   4:57 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonset                    2:00 a.m.
        Moonrise                   6:07 p.m.
        Moon transit              10:20 p.m.
        Moonset                    2:27 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 26 June: waxing gibbous with 86% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 30 June 2007 at 6:49 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Pretty cool, no?

Link Via Strobist

Doggies!

Chasing That Feeling

We adopted two pooches over the weekend, they’re originally from a shelter over in Montreal, Canada. The pups are a Shih Zu/Maltese mix, 9 months old, and weigh in at 7 & 9 lbs (3.14 & 4 kg). They’re remarkably energetic and have succeeded in freaking out the cat. It’s interesting to watch since they’ll gang up on her, one going around the left side while the other circles around the right. Plus they’re just as fast as the cat, so her only advantage is her ability to go vertical. So now my bedroom is the designated cat zone, with a baby gate to prevent raids, while the office is the DMZ.

Anywho you can find more doggy pictures here.

Luci has her own set as well.

Sausage Fest At The Lady Of Immaculate Conception

Cakes

There was a Carnival/Sausage Festival/Oktoberfest/Fundraiser over at the Lady Of Immaculate Conception church over in Everett. The sausage wasn’t very good, but the carnival lights were bright when they were lit. Overall it was pretty fun.

You can find the photos on both my Zooomr or Flickr account.

Tags, Categories, and Updates, Oh My!

As you can see the The Journal section has been updated.

The biggest update you’ll find, besides the theme change, is the addition of Tags. You can find these at the bottom of each of my posts and on the sidebar on the right. Now the first question is what are tags? They’re another form of categorization. But don’t I have categories to categorize my posts? Yes but some search engines prefer Tags.

So whats the difference between Categories and Tags? Categories work like a folder structure. How do you classify a Dog? First you figure out if its a mammal, then see if it belongs to the order Carnivora, after that you see if it belongs to family Canidae. If thats all true then you check if it belongs to the genus Canus, whereupon we get to the species C. Lupus which then takes us to our old friend Canis lupus familiaris. Whew, that explanation was long winded and obtuse. Basically categories are straight lines. You also see this type of structure with the filing of documents in meatspace and on your computer. C:\Documents and Settings\Erik\My Documents refers to a folder that is located on the C: Drive within that drive you have the sub-category Documents and Settings, within this Folder we have the User profile Erik, and within that we have the folder My Documents.

Tags, or labels if you use a Google product, on the other hand are descriptive. What kind of dog is it? It’s a big furry red dog with a tennis ball in its mouth and muddy paws. Pretty descriptive, no? If somebody told you to look out for that animal you’d be able to spot it rather quickly. Likewise this article falls under the Tags:

As you can see Tags and Categories have diverse uses in computer technology and in real life. As such both Categorization methods work to make it easier for you to find interesting and meaningful content.

Life, The Universe, And Everything

It’s really rather amazing how small the earth is in comparison to the gas giants of our solar system. It’s even more amazing how small the gas giants are to other celestial objects.

This website offers a chart explaining the size differences.

Now just think for a second. Some of those stars like Antares are mind boggling giant. Yet they aren’t much brighter to our eyes than most the other stars in the sky. Think about that. Try to grasp how far away those stars would have to be to give off the same amount of light as the rest in the universe.

It’s amazing.