Friday, April 25, 2014

Random Tech Bits and a Book Update

Just a quick post today with some tech news from around the web.

As far as writing updates go, I'm about one-sixth of the way into the rough draft of Chronopticus Rising. All I will say at this point is that it will involve lots of clocks, a mayor on the run, and a megalomaniac who thinks he can control people through big data. The book will also build on many of the events in Fractal Standard Time and Ionotatron. If you have not had a chance to pick up either book, they are available right now over at

If you are into storm chasing, here is a quick short story, Dust in the Whirlwind, which is sort of a lead-in to the upcoming novel, Race the Sky. Dust in the Whirlwind is also available on iTunes and should show up soon on Barnes and Noble. On to the tech news...

I found a recent article that talked about 3D printed a means (for now) of helping older people digest their meals. For some reason, the phrases "mechanically separated" and "partially reconstituted" come to mind when reading this article. Will we then also see microwave meals that declare their contents are "not from concentrate"?

Here is another 3D technology of interest. It's called the "MisTable" because it is a tabletop display that works with a curtain of mist or fog and some type of projection technology. Here is a video demonstration of it.

In storm chasing news, a few videos have appeared over the past few months in reference to the El Reno storm from last year. I'm not sure if I posted these before, but here is one with some great analysis, and two others documenting the storm here and here.

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