Allegra Rivett Sloman's blog

I acknowledge that I and all my relations in the lower mainland live on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō  and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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Archive for the 'Space' Category

Quiet day yesterday

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

I helped Paul pack and clean up yesterday… yes, he and Keith are moving Planet Bachelor into the third of the four apartments in the building they are in.  They will very much enjoy having more space and a spare room. Today I meet a former coworker for coffee and once again attempt to assemble […]

Rounding up

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Marylke’s taking me to Spamalot tonight!  Woot! The slow leaking death of the commentariat. Metafilter founder has some comments. I won’t believe it until the cat is sleeping on the results.  Washerless clean clothes. Wanna know the current position of the ISS? According to the Ubisoft What’s Your Hacker Name meme going ’round the internet, my […]


Friday, September 20th, 2013

How’s everybody this morning?  Good?  Not so good!? Hm. Let me see what I can do about that. Just when La Mami Naturaleza seems to have shot her last bolt in the weird department, along comes something like this.  Do please watch the video. I bought and now have used a bunch of equipment for […]


Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Gotta love the Germans: circumcision declared child abuse/harm to child. There’s a fine line between narcissism and self esteem.  What facebook is good for. Don’t even get my brother started on dark matter/energy. Now that mOm is watching SG1….. Yes, wish I had some. Fire up some way cool google search techniques.

Lyrics Zero G (edited July 2012)

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Soup lunch went okay, but the really exciting news was the very tasty guitar stylings Paul threw on top of the new choon. Zero-G (The Bed) I’ve invented a bed, though no patent’s been applied for and it’s the kind of bed (hint hint) … that is to die for If there’s one thing that […]

Sweet rings of Saturn!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Just look at them.

Tuesday’s terrific tracks through the intarwebs

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The thing about higher chordates is how we can look similar. Jesus!  Potentially toxic extremophile fungus in the dishwasher? Playing with our food. Not finding any food at all. I keep finding reasons to want to go to Chicago. I didn’t much like the article, but I enjoyed the illustration of proto writing. Jesus! That’s […]

Mercury does NOT look welcoming

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

But here it is anyway.

At 2:35 am I woke up

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

And moonlight was falling on my hand.  I got up and stood on the back deck and looked at the moon for a while.  I remembered seeing the Hammer Codex of Leonardo da Vinci in Montreal almost a quarter century, being enraptured to see his handwriting with the translation. He spoke of how the wind […]

Saturn flyby

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Coolest movie ever.

Saturday round up, occasionally unsafe for work

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Religious persecution quiz, scanged from a facebook/filking buddy.  Who himself was reposting it. Statins have much worse potential side effects than was previously believed. Wretched excess meets explosive cuteness. I’m not posting a link, but one of the church women posted a youtube link to her toddler doing the Hokey Pokey with her, and I […]

Prometheus the space potato

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Here’s a new raw pic from Cassini/Ciclops. Earlier I called it Enceladus, but I wuz wrong.

I just used Wolfram Alpha to find out when the next solar eclipse will be

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

And that’s May 20, 2012.  I’m looking forward to it!

Aurora on Saturn

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Cassini does it again.

Very cute photosets of kids and animals.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I must admit some of these pics raised a smile. A year at Kew from a fabulous nature photographer (thanks Chipper). Yet more kitty pics. Stay tuned for the new Enceladus fly-by pics on Saturday … that’s when the raw pics will be in.  Can’t wait!  30 metre resolution of the jets on Enceladus!!!

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