Published 2016 July 31
By the way, you should really go watch the new Star Trek (Beyond) — a film with much-needed optimism, focussed on unity and going beyond our reptillian instincts of agression, fear and violence. McCoy and Spock’s characters are at their best and I feel the story arc is almost perfect.
The film was particularly poignant given the tragic death of Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov, and Leonard Nimoy’s passing last year.
From The Galileo Project website’s page on Galileo’s drawings of sunspots:
In 1612 during the summer months, Galileo made a series of sunspot observations which were published in Istoria e Dimostrazioni Intorno Alle Macchie Solari e Loro Accidenti Rome (History and Demonstrations Concerning Sunspots and their Properties, published 1613). Because these observations were made at appoximately the same time of day, the motion of the spots across the Sun can easily be seen.
Just a note that Pasta Clock (al dente, not al mush) now works on browsers without Adobe Flash installed. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way for the alarm sound to play on iOS, so I use the default iPhone timer when I can find my phone .
Ferns in spring in Inwood Hill Park, New York City, May 2016.
After eleven years apart, hypertexthero.com (design) and simongriffee.com (photography) were combined into one — this — website. If you came here looking for photographs, don’t worry, those are not going away and regular entries depicting the streets of New York will resume shortly right here in the Notebook (the front page).
A mailing list is still available for my six faithful subscribers, as is an RSS syndication feed, and you can now browse content by keyword, time, location and the randomness of life thanks to Hugo’s wonderful Taxonomies system.