Tom The Architect

Technology and other Interesting Stuff

Month: January, 2005

How to save Hubble

It appears the Hubble telescope is a dead man walking. So I tried to think of some innovative ways to save the best toy in space.

  • Tell “W” that we could use it to find Osama, or WMD.
  • Start a new X prize competition to save Hubble.
  • Let Burt Rutan take care of it
  • Mr. Gates, your private telescope is available
  • The Hubble Telescope brought to you by Wal-Mart “We are always looking for lower prices”
  • Favorite Songs

    Here is a list of my all time favorite songs. (In no particular order)

  • Revolution by The Beatles
  • Sabotage by The Beastie Boys
  • Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber
  • I walk the Line by Johnny Cash
  • Burning Down The House by The Talking Heads
  • Pink Moon by Nick Drake
  • Where did you sleep last night by Leadbelly as Performed by Nirvana
  • An ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno
  • Not since May of 92 club

    The Angry Penguin has a post about the death of Johnny Carson. I loved the Tonight Show. I didn’t call it The Tonight Show I called it the Johnny Carson Show. Johnny Carson was the brand, sorry Ed. Today, The Tonight Show as it is called, is a change in focus, a change in Brand strategy in my opinion. I am a member along with the Angry Penguin of the “Not since May of 92” club. I have not watched since it was no longer the Johnny Carson Show. Jay Leno to me is New Coke never bought it, never will.

    The Johnny Carson Show was one of the few television shows that both my Grandparents and I enjoyed to watch. So when I was at their house (which was often) I always got to see the Johnny Carson show.

    So long Carnac The Magnificent….