Return from the PA Ren Faire

As I mentioned in my previous post, I visited the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire this past weekend. As promised, no 13-part saga this time.The weather predictions were correct: it was wet and rainy both days I was there. Many acts were cancelled or reduced.  But H's shows went on.  What a trouper!I'm normally found at the NY Ren…

Continue Reading Return from the PA Ren Faire

Road Trip… again

I'm going down the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire this weekend to visit H.  It's actually been a few years since I've had the chance to see her perform at a Ren Faire.  I'm looking forward to it.Of course, as must happen in all ventures of this sort, the weather prediction is not good: 70% chance of rain.  Oh…

Continue Reading Road Trip… again

Physics web-cam

The following observation was brought to my attention:www.cyriak.co.uk/lhc/lhc-webcams.htmlI want to assure everyone that the experiment shown, CMS ("Compact Muon Solenoid") is not the experiment on which I worked.  I worked for a while on ATLAS  ("A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS").  I can assure you that the experiment on which I worked would be first to make any such…

Continue Reading Physics web-cam

On “Crytolos”

What does the name "Crytolos" mean?Crytolos is the Demon Ruler of Aeykia. You see, when the Mekatrig defeated the forces in Ironmaw Mountain with the Argothald, he appointed a Demon Ruler to rule over each one of the Twilight Kingdoms...Your eyes are beginning to glaze over, aren't they?OK, let's try a human explanation. Crytolos was a creature…

Continue Reading On “Crytolos”