Happy Native American Day!

September 28 is an official holiday in the state of California – Native American Day. Established in 1998, it is celebrated in our schools and government offices, but mostly ignored everywhere else. Only a few states (South Dakota, Tennessee) have a similar holiday, and there is no Federal recognition. That’s really sad – we should …

San Diego experiences technical malfunction – sets off all fireworks at once (video)

  The annual Big Bay Boom extravaganza began and ended in spectacular fashion when an inadvertent signal set off the explosions about five minutes early and caused the entire 18 minute show to take place in about 15 seconds. Confused spectators waited around for what they thought was going to be the rest of the …

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace

Today, October 7, 2011, is Ada Lovelace Day, a┬ácelebration of women in technology, engineering, mathematics, and science. A day for all the geek girls out there. Yes you. You are beautiful and smart and talented. We love you and the work you do. Now, here is the life-story of the woman we celebrate. Augusta Ada …