Just Thinkin has moved.

So it’s been WordPress.com and 130 posts or so and now it’s time to move into my own WordPress install. Kinda’ like moving from an apartment into your first home which means all the problems of ownership (except at the server end of things) are now mine but on the other hand…I can fix them as well.

It also makes me free to mess things up as I see fit thus giving me badly needed training on what not to do when configuring my own blog site and for any readers I might have, a whole lot of laughs.

So for awhile I’ll put the first part of a new post here with a link to the new site and after the new site’s rank is back up I’ll stop doing that as well. This post will always be at the top.

Meanwhile, here’s the link to the new home of “Just Thinkin”:


All past post have already been transferred over but like in any move some things get left behind and as such, all the previous comments seem to have evaporated into thin virtual air. Such is life. Plenty of time for more comments on this, that, and the other thing.

Many thanks to WordPress.com for hosting this small portion of my life.

See ya’ at the new site.

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Sneak Peek!

Hello all.

I’ve got a secret…

If you want to know what it is…

Take a look over here (don’t fret now, it’s safe enough).

It’s not quite ready yet but I think it’s pretty cool.

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A dream come true

Like many others, I’ve been closely following Anousheh Ansari’s blog that she has been writing starting with her training as an astronaut, her journey to the ISS and now during her nine day stay at the station where she is conducting testis and doing routine maintenace and operations. Not exactly living up to the definition of “space tourist” she is a working member of crew during her time there and during the flights to and from the space station.

In case you’re wondering about or if the name Ansari rings a bell, she and her family are the title sponsors of the “Ansari X-prize” that was won 2 years ago when SpaceShipOne flew to the edges of space and back in the first private endeavor to build and fly a privately funded spacecraft to near orbit and land successfully and do it more than once in a given time period.

This woman is currently living the peak of her dream with her flight to the International Space Station after long years of hard work and study. A pioneer and entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word and obviously very well thought of to boot which, unfortunately, seems to becoming a rare thing these days. Since there is so much interesting info on this woman and her endeavors, I’ll let you folks hit the links above and find out for yourself.

I recommend checking out her Flickr photos some of which she has taken during her stay on the ISS.

May the younger folks out there pay heed to this amazing women and perhaps follow in her footsteps to their own dream someday.


More bang to the big bang

Just a quick post this morning before I head to work. I was reading Google news and clued in on an article pertaining to an update to the Big Bang theory which apparently solidifies said theory by quite a bit. What really caught my eye was the graphical representation of the data received by the WMAP space probe that supposedly found the “first light” exhibited by the infant universe shortly (cosmically speaking that is) after the initial expansion.

I suggest you read the article at NASA at http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_mm.html first and then hit the link to “The Time line of the Universe” and think about what your seeing. Never mind that we may actually be looking at the graphical representation of the actual beginning of the universe but the first thing that occurred to me was that the image closely resembles a Cathode ray tube that was first designed for prototype television receivers. Not exactly but close enough to make me think about it I mean…

What if it was something like that? What if our universe is just Somebody Else’s experiment in – well who knows? Creation of a tiny universe complete with life, stars, quasars, love, hate and income taxes?

What if that’s all we actually are? An experiment of some type?

And what if they turn off the power?

Have a nice d—