Entries by wadeferd

Terror & Guns

If a 22-year-old Muslim man stabbed his roommates to death in their sleep, embarked on a killing spree, and claimed in written and video manifestos that he acted to teach hated women a lesson, there’s little doubt that many would label him a terrorist. That label was scarcely appended to the Santa Barbara killer after his murders.

Better Place

I remember reading the initial Wired article about Better Place and thinking, this could be amazing if they can pull it off and that’s a big if. $1 billion and a meager 1,400 cars later, it pretty much exemplifies startups gone wrong.

The Filibuster

The tension escalated at about 11:45 p.m., when Democratic state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, who earlier in the day had attended her father’s funeral, objected as Republican leaders refused to recognize one of her motions. “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”


Special Ops Electric Motorcycle. Let that sink in for a moment.

Grand Wedding Tour 2012

Starting with my sister and Jamie in Red River, for fun times that included a talent show, hail, call and respone Bohemian Rhapsody and oh, a wedding. Next up was Brad a Nikki, with The US Pro tour, foxes, bears, and a bachelor party that included a 2 mile trail run, uphill, with beer (in transit) and an ill-advised tree climb at the top.

Dare Mighty Things

You know that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs have some of the smarted people in the world amongst their ranks. So you have to have some faith in this OkGo inspired landing strategy that they’ve come up with. I guess if we can trust a computer to parallel park our cars, landing a 1-ton, nuclear fueled, multi-billion dollar rover on […]