Monday, September 29, 2008

Coming out of retirement....

I recently joined a flag football team to try to get some exercise and to quite all the fans asking for my return to the gridiron. Our first game is Saturday, and I expect there will be many NFL scouts waiting to see me make my fateful return back to Football. Coming off an injury after our first practice (a little turf toe from breaking in new cleats), I expect to be fully recovered and ready to put up some points! So come out and cheer us on this weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Houston/Galveston Picures of Ike Aftermath

I found these pictures of Galveston/Houston after Hurricane Ike and wanted to share with everyone that hasn't seen it. It's humbling to say the least.

Here's one that gave me a perpective on what's going on out there

NASA Patents Auctioned Back To Public

Today I read an interesting article on Techdirt describing the way Ocean Tomo is auctioning off patents created by NASA. In the article, the author poses the question, didn't tax payers pay for these patents to be created? And now the public will not only not get free access to it now, but will also eventually help some other company make money because they will own the patent that we helped pay for. Personally, I don't understand how this is being allowed...I understand the need for patents within our high tech arms of the government, but I think once the patent is eligible for use by the public, it should be exactly that, eligible for use by the public, not just the commercial players willing to pay for the patent. What do you all think?

Here is the link to the original story: