Thursday, March 22, 2007

I stopped in the middle of the road and looked up in awe...

Alright, when most people hear the acronym "UFO" they think little grey guys with big eyes. As cool as that is, what it really means is that you don't know what that thing was and it was flying (also safe to assume it was, in fact, an object). Anyways, on my midnight run to Meijer last night for some backpacking supplies, i saw something amazing that made me stop my car in the middle of the road and look up in awe.

I was leaving my condo area on the main circle road. As i approached the turn to head out to 741, the ground around my car seemed to start glowing green. It got brighter quickly and I saw my hood and front window start to turn green. I leaned forward to look up out of the windshield and I saw a large green glowing object shoot high over my car. It looked like a green fireball about the size, brightness, and color of a green traffic light. It was bright enough to overpower the street lights along the road. It shot about to a 40 degree angle to the horizon and disappeared. I sat in my car with my mouth wide open. And yes, it did look almost exactly like that picture.

Now I've seen shooting stars before. They're usually white, quick, and look pretty cool. I also remember the nights at the Layne's bonfires watching satellites make their way across the sky. But I have never seen a meteor that big or a green meteor either. I looked up online about green meteors and it's something that's very unusual, but not unheard of. Either way, that and the tornado I saw a little while back have made my "Crazy Stuff In The Sky Around The Dayton Mall" list.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blind Spots

I read this today on . The article was about Charles Bonnet Syndrome. That's basically were completely sane people hallucinate. It also talked about how everyone has a blind spot in each eye where the optic nerve passes through the retina. Your mind then cross references the image with your other eye and fills in what's missing. All cool, but i've never noticed it and the went on to show a little experiment so you can notice your own blind spot.

Try this.

"You can indirectly perceive your own blind spot by using the image below. Simply sit close to your screen with your right eye covered, and focus on the word "Interesting." Maintain that focus while slowly moving away from the screen, and at a particular distance the logo will disappear although the blue lines and the word "Damn" will still be visible. If you change your gaze, the logo will no longer be in the blind spot, and it will reappear." -

For more information, i highly suggest reading the rest from Otherwise they're gunna get rather pissed i'm stealing their whole articles.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tools For Engineering Students

My tribute to Paint. You've been putting badly drawn arrows in my pictures for four great years now. Nothing beats the raw power of this program who's interface never changes and best of all, you're free and it shows.