Monday, October 30, 2006

Good to be Home

I just got back from a meeting near D.C. It's great to come home to hugs from my wife and daughter and be in their company again. Teaching kindergarteners Sunday morning was pure pleasure. We spent nearly all of the rest of Sunday doing family things together.

I'm a long-time PalmOS user, so switching to Windows on a PDA/cell phone just before a major trip was interesting, to say the least. When I get a moment, I'll post some pictures and comments about Beltway business culture, Alexandria, Virginia, WiFi, the performance of my new Pocket PC 6600 cell phone (the source of the photos of Alexandria) and a few tech tips and raised questions from my experiences traveling outside of Alaska.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Teleportation is Coming

Another technology from Star Trek is in development. On April 26th, I wrote about how we're about to see Star Trek style replicators in the form of mass-produced DFDs (Digital Fabrication Devices) link

Teleportation of matter has now been demonstrated. A team of scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by teleporting an object a distance of about half a meter.
CNN article
New Scientist

Hmmm...which of my stocks involve airlines? GE makes jet engines for Airbus and Boeing.