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Siggraph 2008: Monster, Machines Secrets Revealed!

Day two here tooling around in the Los Angeles Convention Center, running back and forth like a crazy man trying to cram as much stuff ...

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Siggraph 2008: The Classic Disney Influence

More panels, more running around trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible...[Siggraph 2008][1] covers a wide spectrum of educational topics concerning animation, so ...

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Convention schedule stokes speculation

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, political observers are grasping at every possible piece of evidence in an effort to divine Sen. Barack Obama's ...

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Poll: Roberts’ lead is now 19 points

The latest [Rasmussen poll][1] has incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., ahead of his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, 55 percent to 36 percent ...

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Building the Internet Barn: Celestia and Stellarium

There is a vast amount of software available for free. In fact, if you are just a bit determined, it is very possible that you ...

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Weekend System

If you've been watching 6Weather this week, then you know about a strong system that has been brewing in south-central Canada! It's an "upper-level low ...

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Virtual School applications due Friday

Applications for [Lawrence Virtual School's][1] K-8 program are due by 4 p.m. Friday.Applications can be found at [K12.com][2], where you can begin the enrollment process.Jana ...

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Eric’s Siggraph 2008 Blog - Day One

Well, it's 2 am in Los Angeles, and now seems like a pretty good time to run down my big day at the Siggraph 2008 ...

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How About a Kansas Blogger Meet Up August 29th in Topeka?

I am planning to be in Topeka on August 29th (the Friday before Labor Day) for a meeting. If any of my fellow Kansas bloggers ...

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A Saturday in the kitchen: Cardboard-tasting pasta and scrumptious sauce

The day started with the purchase of an innocent-looking flat of tomatoes at Saturday's Lawrence Farmers' Market. And ended with me standing on a stool ...

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Big ol’ fungus

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on the Black Jack Battlefield Sunday, I came across a good-sized shelf fungus (maybe 18" diameter) growing out of a ground-cut stump. I didn't have ...

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Cycling with the human shields

My family and I rode to the doughnut shop the other morning, and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable rides ...

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Border War just not good enough to make top rivalry list

Sure, great rivalries are what make sports worth watching. The hottest rivalries bring to mind the year-long ribbing, the eagerness that comes before the face ...

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The Sideline Report with James Holt

We're back for another Sideline Report, this one with Kansas senior linebacker James Holt.Here's the transcript from our chat. Thanks to [railer1122][1] for the first ...

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How did we do raising our 9,187 children last year

Last year we took part in raising 9,187 children. That is the total number of Children in Need of Care who were in out of ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower - The Forecast

Tonight is the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. At its peak 60 meteors per hour are expected. But we do have a few flies ...

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So Much to See (8/10/2008)

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Previous:SMTS 8/3/2008 Next:SMTS 8/17/2008 Because of the hot weather and other reasons too boring to mention, I've relied mostly on old pictures for the last ...

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A Twisted Post…

There are all kinds of tours one today, and so it is I guess inevitable that some enterprising souls would offer storm chaser tours. For ...

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Ivan Boyd Prairie

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was a perfect day for seeing what was in bloom down at the Ivan Boyd Prairie, and a tiny piece of the Black Jack battlefield. ...

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Fred Phelps and WBC Fool Canada

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have to hand it to Fred Phelps and his merry band of gay/USA bashers at Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka.The Canadians say they are on ...

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