Category Archives: TechNiCity

Musing on the future now.

Peeking up the skirts of companies whose products we buy.

Sitting at Starbucks and noshing on their new steak and egg wrap (kudos, SB) I came across a brilliant idea in my newsfeed. Don’t you hate it when you discover that a company you support turns out to have dubious … Continue reading

Posted in #Brilliance, TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Elon Musk is Rocket Man.

Once upon a time, Elon Musk wanted to put something on Mars. He really, REALLY, wanted to put-something-on-mars. He was willing to buy rockets from Russia in order to do so. But it was astronomically costly and Elon was frustrated. So … Continue reading

Posted in #Brilliance, TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cinema as Meditation by Jason Silva. Yes, but…

I stumbled upon Jason Silva not long ago and love his Youtube series, “Shots of Awe”. BOOM, baby! Powerful, short and fast. It’s the kind of thing I like to start my day with. This one, Cinema As Meditation, caught … Continue reading

Posted in #Brilliance, TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

9/11, the death of NASA’s space program, and now.

Back in 2011 when NASA formalized the death of the shuttle program I was devastated. That program, that dream, had fed my soul for so very long. How could we possibly turn our backs on the future? Of course, on … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Private Lunar Exploration and Irma.

As I sit here trying not to think about Irma barreling down on us, I’m pondering the  hearing on the Private Sector Lunar Exploration that took place Sept 7, 2017. You can watch the entire thing here. I’m writing this … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Grand Threat of Death by Robot

Today’s post on technology is from my spawn, er, minion, no wait… offspring! AKA, my son, Sebastian Priestley. He’s a young man in high school with lots of ideas on our current and future world. That’s a good thing considering … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Atlas V launches TDRS. This is how to start a Friday!

Nothing says “Hello World” like a successful launch. For your viewing pleasure!     Separation Anxiety. 😉           That concludes my PSA for today. Have an excellent day and #MakeItCount    

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One way or another, we are going to the stars…

When I see things like this, VASIMR Drive, I get all nerd-gasmy inside. (Thanks to one of my tribe, Lea Kirk, for throwing this my way). Whether it’s an EM drive, VASIMR, or another ION drive, it is going to happen. … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Death of a RoboCop

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the “suicide” of the mall security robot. If you haven’t heard, but prefer rocks, you can read about it here: Rock. There are many technical reasons why this would happen. False … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Einstein, Blackholes and Interstellar Travel

I need this image. Blown up and nicely framed, hanging in my writing space. It pushes my buttons in all the right ways. When you write Science Fiction, and part of your world encompasses interstellar travel, you have to explain … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should Robots Feel Pain?

I came a cross an article recently asking that question. Should robots feel pain? The words got stuck in the on ramp of my brain.  Think about it for a minute. What does that even mean? Hanging out a my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The brilliance of lucid dreaming.

For as long as I can remember, dreams have been a huge part of my life. When I was young, I had a few recurring nightmares. In one I was walking down the hall to the bathroom late at night, and … Continue reading

Posted in #Brilliance, TechNiCity | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Life’s Train Stations and #Brilliance

Pretty much everything I write has what I call a dream seed. Usually a scene that ends up incorporated into my story. I’m a dream freak. I’ve always remembered so much of my dream life I’m constantly asking “Did I … Continue reading

Posted in #Brilliance, TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fancy a walk on Mars?

I love this stuff. Click the image for a 360 degree stroll. #CuriosityRover #Mars You’re welcome,

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Is PokemonGo Killing Facebook?

As usual Kristin Lamb’s blog is verbose and intriguing. Is PokemonGo killing Facebook? Read her blog here. Pokemon Go really is a fascinating concept. It’s getting people out of the house, like medium sized people also known as teens. Teens that were … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The EM Drive and Growing Tails.

The internet is such a massive thing. So much information smacking us upside the head second by second. It’s nice when two disparate things seem to gel. The first thing that caught my eye was the new buzz about the … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women in Virtual Reality (and other tech professions.)

   As a woman in a male dominated tech industry in the eighties and nineties this is near and dear to my heart. It’s disheartening to see both how little has changed and how completely asinine some of backlash to the … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Robot Fun Today

This is cool and more than a little scary. We’re already suffering information overload. It makes sense to have computers filter the massive content of the web for us. But then we’re being fed by the machines as they monitor … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Watch it with those periods.

Did you know that a period at the end of a text is rude?  My 17yr old daughter informed me the other day that I was being somewhat rude when I put a period at the end of a text. … Continue reading

Posted in TechNiCity | 2 Comments

Creativity and Networking. And luck.

Some things just make sense and are worth passing on. I think Jeff Goins nails it here. It’s luck, creativity, work and networking.

Posted in TechNiCity | Leave a comment

A New Hope

No this isn’t StarWars. Just a new website. I was held hostage on my last one by those who will remain nameless. I didn’t realize I was entering a walled garden which I could never leave (or download my stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Books Blog, TechNiCity | Leave a comment