The Nerd Hunter on Funny or Die

My best friend and fellow colleague, Jason Craft, has been hard at work on his Nerd Hunter web series.  It is a documentary surrounding the nerd-seeking adventurer Nigel Cunningham. Pictured, Nigel Cunningham staring down the sun I’ve personally met the guy from the outback.  His impassioned joy in hunting nerds is infectious!  I’ve often wondered…

The Last Book I Read?

The last real book I read was Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Protagonist, Guy Montag, fights against a dystopian world gone mad: firemen using flamethrowers, robot dogs chasing the innocent, and books burnt to a crisp by an ignorant public going the way of underrated film, Idiocracy. A chilling look into Idiocracy‘s dumbstopian future. Bradbury’s story…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: Composing Music

We have already learned the letter names of the white keys, what proper fingering is, and the C Major scale for the right and left hand.  Now it is time to put it all together and learn the basics of composition. In order to play a piece of music, one must learn how it was…

The Future Above

You are not looking at a cloudy sky.  This is the Reflection Nebula captured by the Hubble Space Telescope near the end of the Millennium.  You can find more pictures like this at the Hubble Heritage Project. The singular brilliant idea for the orbiting telescope was submitted in 1962.  Congress voted for the funding in…