Internet circa 2001

In honor of their 10th birthday , Google has opened up their index allowing everyone to search the 2001 index of the internet. Sorta interesting seeing what was news back then and how much everything has changed. Check it out at

What’s That? An earthquake?

Ran across a report this morning discussing one of the ways they are researching the earthquake that spawned the Indian Ocean Tsunami on Dec. 26th, 2004. Using equipment installed to enforce the nuclear test-ban treaty, researchers at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory obtained the underwater sounds of the earthquake. It is incredible that the sound lasted about 8 minutes. The hardest part to fathom is that it is actually the earth ripping apart and not a shuttle launch or an airplane takeoff. Pretty eery sound when you think of what happened just minutes later.

Back again

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, to say the least. Why, can’t think of any. I’ve had a multitude of reasons to post such as traveling to Reading, PA and Washington DC. Visiting a medical school and a friend graduating with a masters degree. Seeing the Enola Gay (plane that dropped the first atomic bomb) and a SR-71 Blackbird. Seeing the first Cray super computer and the Shuttle Orbiter that was used in testing. I guess all I can say is I’m back. Pictures to follow.