A Chinese spy balloon

Balloon go pop.


43 Hours on the Amtrak Southwest Chief

  • It costs more than a flight to Europe, but seems incredibly magical in a way.

Glen Canyon revealed

  • Both despair and hope are present whilst Lake Mead shrinks.

I Almost Bought a Scanner

  • A tale of high-quality film scanning in an era of abandoned hardware. In fact, I've used one of these scanners and can back up the author's claim of superior, Hasselblad quality!

Crisis over the Atlantic: The near crash of Air Transat flight 236

  • Aviation mishap post-mortems are worth their weight. This one is no exception.

Interactive California Reservoir Levels Dashboard

  • As our local reservoirs near 100% of capacity this open-data project helps visualize.