Join me and many of the New Jersey area clubs at UACNJ in the Jenny Jump State Forest every Saturday night from April 6th until the end of October. We have astronomy related talks at 8pm, rain or shine. Afterwards we will open our telescopes to the public (weather permitting). The observing field is open … Continue reading Astronomy Activities This Summer
Looking for interesting astronomical things to do and read? I'm the Editor in Chief for the New York City based astronomy club-Amateur Astronomers Association of New York's online newsletter/magazine! Every month we publish articles about astrophotography, astronomy, space history and more! If you're in the NJ/NY area you can visit us! The AAA has public … Continue reading Astronomy and the Skies!
After shooting time lapses for a few years, I've settled on a favorite subject. Stars. Astronomy. Deep Space Objects. "as the stars go by" is my presentation of my on going work in astronomically themed time lapse sequences. Each year I plan to put together a summary video. 2017 is DONE! Click here to see … Continue reading As The Stars Go By Project Information
It's taken over a year but I finally figured out how I want to present my astronomically themed time lapses! http://www.asthestarsgoby.com What are the odds this domain name was even available? Well I got it and it's going live soon.
I was witness to the aftermath of a horrific plane crash today near my office. A small Lear Jet 35 crashed into the buildings at the end of our block. Links below to my on scene photos and video. Thankfully the only known injured/killed were the aircraft crew of two. National news picked it up, … Continue reading Plane Crash in Carlstadt NJ
I am in the process of updating my photos at flickr. I'm remastering all of my panoramic photos at higher resolution and better stitching. If you haven't seen them now's a great time to look!
You know it's going to happen. No one is going to agree with the politics in the US and there will be arguments. I plan on delivering this speech before the "festivities" start to avert getting involved in it.... "I'd like to make the following statement before we get into this because I know it's … Continue reading American Thanksgiving Pre-Meeting Speech….
Some times you need to reclaim space from dynamically expanding vdi images for VirtualBox. If you have a Windows guest, I've found this optional but you can try it if jumping to the actual shrinking doesn't work. Remove all unnecessary applications and files, empty the trash, etc. Do a defrag. You can use Defraggler if you … Continue reading Shrinking VirtualBox VMs Under Windows
If you don't, you need to listen to StarTalk Radio which is normally hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. On an episode around 07/29/2016, Bill Nye was speaking on engineers: “What you want in engineering is a tinkerer, one who tinks...for example, Mike Mann the guy who developed the first version of the hockey stick graph, … Continue reading Engineers are Tinkerers
We have the blessing/curse of having a lot of WiFi coverage which necessitates having centrally managed Access Points (APs). To do that we're using Motorola/Symbol controllers and more recently a Ruckus Wireless system. For this article I'm resetting a Symbol branded WS5000 controller which isn't as easy as it originally looked. If you loose the … Continue reading Factory Reset Motorola/Symbol WLAN WS5000/WS5100 Switch/Controller