December 28th, 2007

news

analemming

As I wandered about at lunch, it occured to me that one could make an analemma of the moon. The solar analemma is the figure-8 path the sun makes if you take a picture of it at the same time each day. For the moon, the orbit of the moon around the earth complicates matters, but if you account for that by using its average motion, one could make an analogous figure for the moon. Sadly, I wasn't the first to think of this.

Netscape Navigator, we hardly knew ye

FARK's having its headline of the year contest. My personal fave is:

Man who beat his girlfriend with a flashlight charged with assault. Flashlight charged with battery.