Travel

Here you’ll find some of my blog posts related to travel.

  • Traffic flow and robot vehicles May 12, 2017
    Anyone who drives has faced a traffic jam where they have to ask themselves, “why is the traffic backed up?”  Often, it isn’t obvious at ...
  • I’ve been to China March 17, 2017
    I enjoy many forms of creative expression, including writing, blogging, and game design.  No matter which I’m working on at the time, or thinking about, ...
  • Do we time travel in our thoughts? August 25, 2016
    Like probably many of you, I’ve been on vacation recently.  I visited several places in the West that made me think about time travel. If you ...
  • PC gaming making a comeback April 1, 2016
    Though the mobile games market is huge, and games on PlayStation and Xbox have done well, much of that success has has taken a toll ...
  • What’s new in juggling? January 31, 2016
    The IJA (International Juggling Association) is having their annual convention in El Paso, Texas this year.  One of the main jugglers featured at the Cascade ...
  • Pandora – making virtual reality real November 11, 2015
    Avatar’s Pandora is coming to Disneyworld’s Animal Kingdom by 2017.  That’s a pretty strong vote for 3D environments and their influence. Universal Studios has already tried this ...
  • Trip to India, Singapore, and Cambodia November 2, 2015
    I recently returned from an amazing journey to India, Singapore, and Cambodia.  Besides the fact that these are fascinating countries to visit, they are also ...
  • Time travel can be confusing September 10, 2015
    The time travel television series “Continuum” starts its final season — just 6 episodes — on the SYFY channel (Friday, September 11, 2015.  Those of ...
  • JAXA launches KOUNOTORI towards International Space Station August 19, 2015
    So many places on Earth to see a space launch nowadays. This morning I watched on NASA TV as JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) launched ...
  • The Maritimes and vicinity – Wow! August 14, 2015
    I just got back from a vacation in The Maritime provinces of Canada, as well as Quebec, Maine, and a few neighboring states.  I highly ...
  • Is it possible that the future affects the past? June 19, 2015
    Second Nexus reports that recent physics experiments would seem to indicate that the future affects the past.  If so, that would be a form of ...
  • LightSail Test Success June 9, 2015
    The Planetary Society blog declared the LightSail test mission a success as of today, June 9, 2015.  Above you can see an image of the ...
  • Earth Impact Database May 29, 2015
    Speaking of Earth impacts — see my previous blog entry — The Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC) in Canada has a nice website on ...
  • UTM and Geographic Coordinates May 29, 2015
    Whether you are encountering UTM mapping coordinates because of genealogy or some other kind of research, it helps to know how to convert between UTM ...
  • Did Kirk and Scott travel to 1841? April 29, 2015
    Did James T. Kirk and Montgomery Scott from “Star Trek” travel back in time from to 1841? Did they know each other in 2263, a ...
  • Where do you want to go today? March 13, 2015
    You might remember that in 1994-1995, “Where do you want to go today?” was a big ad campaign for Microsoft.  I started working for Microsoft ...
  • Intellivision “Truckin'” in a History of Racing Games March 6, 2015
    Lance Carter’s “History of Racing Games” is an online collection of files and blog entries about racing games from the 1940’s to the present.  I am ...
  • Retrogaming Events Calendar February 2, 2015
    Wikipedia defines retrogaming — yes, they spell it with no spaces, but many websites (about 3 to 4 times as many) use the two words retro ...
  • Avatar ride January 5, 2015
    Although it wasn’t among the best science fiction movies I’ve ever seen, I enjoyed the movie “Avatar” and the effects are amazing.  In 2017 we ...
  • How long before India launches astronauts into space? December 19, 2014
    A spectacular launch.  India recently successfully launched and recovered an astronaut capsule.  This is a step on the way to launching astronauts into space.  See the ISRO ...
  • I support our national parks October 3, 2014
    I support the National Parks Conservation Association’s (NPCA) goals for support by our next and future U.S. Congress.  I have visited many national parks as a child and as ...
  • Mathematics inspiration – The Geometry of France September 22, 2014
    I’ve always enjoyed mathematics, and I still have fun reading about new research, tutoring for the SAT, and participating in online math contests.  On my ...
  • Life reflecting art or art reflecting life? September 20, 2014
    I took this photo during my recent visit to the Louvre in Paris.  It struck me as fascinating that the crowd — and it is ...
  • Da Vinci inspirations September 18, 2014
    Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last years of his life in Amboise, France at Chateau du Clos Luce?  During our recent ...
  • Van Gogh inspirations September 17, 2014
    During our recent France vacation, we stopped in Arles, France.  Why?  Because my favorite painter, Vincent Van Gogh, was inspired in Arles to produce over ...
  • French inspiration – A drive through France September 17, 2014
    That’s me standing in front of the Millau Viaduct in Millau, France.  It’s the tallest — not the highest — bridge in the world and ...

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