Archive for February, 2008

Solar System Calculator

20 February 2008

I am working on a general purpose astronomy library for JavaScript.  I have created a Solar System Calculator page that uses this library to update the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets in real time.  Alternatively, you can uncheck the “Real-Time Update” check box and enter any date and time you want.  Altitude and azimuth can be calculated for your latitude and longitude

Greed Starts Early

4 February 2008

What is the origin of the obesity epidemic in the western world? And whence derives the American obsession with endless striving, obtaining, and consuming? It all starts in childhood, my friend. Behold, all the strategic subtlety of… Hungry Hungry Hippos!