Heghlu'meH QaQ DaHjaj

In May 2001, after four years of deliberation, the Unicode technical committee eventually rejected Michael Everson's proposal to encode the Klingon alphabet into the UNICODE standard. This decision frustrates the work of the scholars at the Klingon Language Institute, who are, among other things, actively restoring Shakespeare's plays back into the original Klingon.


What Happens When You Consult Power Plant CEO's on Energy Policy

"We need an energy bill that encourages consumption."
-George W. Bush, Sept. 23, 2002 speech in Trenton, NJ

(Hope that Mars rover finds oil...)


Setting Priorities

Recent Spending Proposals from the Bush Administration
1. One Billion Dollars to fund a moon colony and to send a man to mars while discontinuing the shuttle program and pulling out of the international space station.
2. One and a half Billion dollars to train low-income couples in the development of interpersonal skills meant to encourage "healthy marriages"

Space Plan

Marriage Plan


Q: What's the Most Famous Dish to Originate in Tijuana?

A: The Caesar Salad, of course! Named for restauranteur Caesar Cardini who invented it in 1924 to great epicurean acclaim. Get the whole story at www.caesar-salad.com!


Tackling the Big Questions

Jonathan Corum Estimates the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow

A nice visual explanation of the difference between "widescreen" and "standard" DVD formats.
Into the Alabama Forest and Out Upon Her Waters

Intrepid explorer Todd Barber writes a lengthy account of his trek in search of 32.000 degrees north latitude, 86.000 degrees west longitude.

Here's Acme Mapper's overview of that location, which is on pine-timber property owned by Plum Creek southeast of Montgomery.

Meanwhile, Captain Peter, Volodymyr Kokorev, and Volodymyr Sydorenko present a detailed essay about offshore oil exploration on the occassion of their visit to 30.000 degrees north latitude, 88.000 degrees west longitude, which is south of Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico.
Behold the Spinning Gray Desert

QuickTime VR Panorama of NASA Spirit's Landing Site on Mars