Eskimo North Bulletin Board

The reason I haven’t posted much in the last few days is that I’ve been busy getting some new things online. In 1982, I started Eskimo North as a single line BBS on a Radio Shack TRS-80 model III with a whole of 48 Kbytes (yes that is KILObytes, not megabytes or gigabytes), and 280 […]

CopperMine works better than Gallery

After messing with Gallery for a while, I came to the conclusion that it was painfully slow and the interface was counter-intuitive at best. CopperMine is another photo gallery which I’ve decided I like much better. It is WAY faster than Gallery and the Interface is a lot more intuitive to me. Part of the […]

Gallery Works

After fixing the problem with PHP, I decided to retry some of the other applications I had tried in the past, one of which was Gallery. It works now! Yeah! Shortly I shall have my photos online in an organized fashion. Eskimo Customers: If you’re looking for gallery software that will work here:

Sick Dogs…

We’ve got a Great Dane sized red Doberman named Draco. He has never been your typical high energy Doberman. I’d guess he sleeps an average of about 20 hours a day. Recently he got sick. At first he started eating less and I thought well the weather is 90ºF out and he’s not terribly high […]

Are The Aliens Here? What Are They?

My viewpoint on this issue is biased by my early experience. After that experience I am convinced we are visited by beings from elsewhere. My experience had little in common with most reported. Although arrival at the landing location wasn’t of my own volition, entering the craft was. So it wasn’t a complete abduction, nor […]

SETI – Why It Won’t Find Alien Signals

Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute wrote an article which describes in brief what will happen when a candidate signal is received. It does leave out some of the verification tests, but you will note in this article that when it looks like a real signal, the astronomer will then call his buddies elsewhere in […]

Earliest Childhood Memories

I took this photography from my back yard through a small tree with the moon illuminating some clouds in the background. This was taken with a Mamiya DTL1000 camera and Kodak Gold film (prior to the change to Royal Gold). No real relationship to the topic at hand. I was thinking today about my earliest […]

SETI candidate signal

First their was the “Wow” signal, and then it seems about once a year someone claims that SETI has discovered an extraterrestrial civilization. These have been real signals detected by SETI but discarded as not originating from an alien civilization. Arguably, the SETI protocol makes this impossible and explains why no confirmed detections have occurred […]

Hot, Seattle Alki & Vancouver BC Pictures

It’s hot today, at least for Shoreline, 90ºF out. Yea, I know for some parts of the country that’s a cold snap but for here, where it’s usually overcast and 55ºF, that’s hot! This brings up a question, anybody know how to make the degrees symbol, the little ‘o’ that is up high, with a […]

Future Blog

I have many interests and this blog will jump around from topic to topic as a consequence. However, I do have one fairly central concern, and that is with the future and sustainability of our planet and civilization. To allow information regarding this a central place without interruption by unrelated topics, I have created a […]

Bootleg Radio

During Jr. High and High School, this would be in the time frame from 1971 through 1977, friends and myself operated a number of bootleg radio stations. Some of my friends were captured by the Federal Communications Commission. Somehow I was lucky and evaded capture but there was a couple of close calls. The friends […]

Big Bang Cosmology

What does it mean for space-time itself to expand? Expand into what? What caused the big bang? What caused inflation? If time itself began with the big bang then how could the big bang “start” before time existed? How can we have cause and effect without time? The big bang theory of the universe has […]

Nuclear Fission

Nuclear fission will continue to play an increasingly important role in meeting our energy needs in the short term (say over the next 50 years). There is just no other energy source presently available that can replace fossil fuels fast enough. We have created large quantities of nuclear waste that will take tens of thousands […]

Practical Electric Car

There is a type of cell known as Redox Flow or Vanadium Fuel Cell. A conventional battery has solid electrodes such as lead that participate in the chemical reaction and an electrolyte that serves as an ion transport medium. A redox flow cell by contrast has a solid ionic membrane that permits the exchange of […]

Peak Oil, Energy, Economy, Population

Peak Oil, Domestic Energy, US Economy, World Population, Global Warming… All of these things are linked. Energy consumption scales with gross national product. While it is true that some improvements in efficiency have resulted in greater gross national product per unit of energy, ultimately, energy limits our economic growth and the economic growth of the […]

Middle East Distress

Middle East I am more than a little unhappy about what is happening in the middle east. I think for anyone to believe we have any reason for being there other than obtaining cheap oil that the oil companies can then sell for exhorbitant prices is ludicrous. If we had spent the money we spent […]


Blogging… I’ve been looking for blogging software for some time. I knew about but didn’t realize it had an option for posting elsewhere. It does and the option seems to work perfectly with eskimo’s setup. Blogger is at: It’s free, except that they tag advertisements onto your site. Well that’s reasonable I think […]

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