‑ ‑ NOTE: These "Then and Now" pages are the results of investigations into just "where did it happen?" I find a photo of an item of interest, such as an airship over some city, and I attempt to identify where it was taken! Using modern tools like Google Earth, SketchUp, ScreenRuler, trigonometry, and available evidence I ferret out the location. Some really interesting things come up! If you have not checked out this site in a while, there's always new info added, and I've included several pages of Zeppelin memorials, monuments, and grave-sites as they become known to me.
"Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience" - Original posting 1 Sep 2017, last updated Sep 2, 2017 This is just a record of my personal eclipse experience for friends and family. It's a little detailed with minutia for a general audience, but I would ask for your indulgence.
"Real-time Moon Phase display for the PC" - Original posting May 2013, last updated Apr 2016 I present configuring planetarium software "Stellarium" for a real-time display of the phase of the moon.
"On the Question of 5, 30-day Lunar Months" - Original posting May 2013, last updated 19 Dec 2015 This is a discussion of how we can know that one cannot have five, consecutive 30-day months in ANY lunar-based calendar. I made this analysis because I could find no research into the matter, and yet many assume it is possible.
"A Pill (tablet) Shaver for Medication Dose Adjustment" - Original posting May 2013, last updated Apr 2015 Here I present a succinct overview of my design and fabrication of a "Pill Shaver" - not a fabric fuzz shaver, rather a way to "trim" or "shave" a medication tablet, to a desired dose.
Project Modifying a "Daisy Point Sight" for use as a Finderscope for a Telescope - Original posting April 2013; updated 20 May 2014.
"Marfa Lights" - Original posting Dec 2004, last updated 13 March, 2020 Details of discovery of a similar situation in Colorado ("Springs Lights!") where the "cause" or "source" is
understood thereby providing significant evidence that the Marfa Lights in Texas are
nothing but man-made lights seen from a great distance. (Maintained now only sporadically as no one really cares about the Marfa Lights.)
Why Not a Practical Solar Powered Car?- Original posting Aug 2005, last updated Aug 2018 Thoughts on why we don't find practical solar powered automobiles. No conspiracies here, just good, old physics.
...more to come ... someday ... when that elusive "time" is found.
(*"Votum separatum", Latin used to mean "an independent, minority voice")