February 14, 2005
Happy Valentines, everyone!

Perspective of the Moment
An HTML scale model of the solar system. Gives your horizontal scrollbar a serious workout! Looking at the size comparison, in some ways the Earth is bigger than I gave it credit for...much smaller than Jupiter and the Sun of course, but still. It's the distance of it all that's most inspiring. (And that's 5.5 lighthours to Pluto; the nearest star is 4.1 lightyears away.)

Tool of the Moment
In a bit of tragically last-minute Valentines Daying (for a guy who runs a site called "the Blender of Love" I can be surprisingly unromantic) I found this tool, Tearooms in MA with an option to sort by distance from any given zipcode...pretty cool!