Standing under totality

When I was growing up, I was obsessed with astronomy. By the time I reached 9 years of age, I’d probably read every book in the astronomy section at my local library and pored over the amazing facts of our solar system and the universe. One of my childhood dreams back then was to work for NASA Mission Control. The …

The good old days of the Modem

Back when I was not even 5 years old, the only way to connect to the Internet was via modem. And if you remember all the way back, the modem was far from silent like today’s routers. I always wondered what number the modem dials at the beginning. Doesn’t it sound like a telephone number? Anyways, you can thank me …