to my daily update page! What does this mean? This is
the place where I will post things of interest, stuff about science,
the purely entertaining, corsetry, my side projects both past and present,
and any other thing that I feel like sharing. Enjoy!
Arrived in Washington,
Beginning my new project
Smithsonian Air and Space
August 6, 2014
- nothing like a bad restoration to warp an antique portrait.
August 5, 2014
August 4, 2014
Ask Fran: Setting
and Regulating Pocket Watches I'm back in the Famous FranLab
to show off my favorite timepieces, and a little instruction about how
to set and regulate an antique pocket watch yourself.
August 3, 2014
The Second Street Fair
.... And Stack
August 2, 2014
Too Al Fresco -
"Waiter! There's a
moth on my plate!"
Or everyone will want one!"
July 30, 2014
On my wall in the sewing
shop - original 1948 Billie Holiday concert poster:
July 29, 2014
Missy takes a break
in the sewing shop...
July 26, 2014
A really shaky view
of street biking at 25mph in center city Philly traffic - - Here I tried
a smartphone mount on my new Jamis Alegro competition street bike thinking
it would be awesome - but man, without an isolation mount it is just shake
city for the camera! Definitely needs some work. Oh well....
The CBM (Commodore)
poster in Bil's lab - Now that's what I call a Pin-Up!
July 22, 2014
We're Baaaack! Fran
gets a robot voice and Bil tells how he lost his finger - it's fun for
the whole family in Dinosaur Den #3 - Workbench Essentials! In this
episode Fran and Bil do some more space news - Fran Space News in fact
- and then they get right into the basics of what you need to set up your
own electronics workshop, including basic safety. To put a fine point
on it Fran and Bil recount their own stories of near misses and direct
hits in the danger zone. Enjoy!
July 21, 2014
From NASA, Apollo 11
Mission Audio - Day 5, with Moonwalk...
July 20, 2014
45 Years Ago Today -
Why isn't July 20 an American
I mean, really!
July 19, 2014
From NASA, Apollo 11
Audio - Day 1
July 18, 2014
Fran In Print, 1995-2014:
Since the Popular Science
article is on news stands I thought that I would go into my library and
go down the trail of mentions of myself in print over the past two decades...
Dave Jones test the
LVDC Board and gets some live readings!
July 8, 2014
Updates about this very
busy week -
July 6, 2014
Me and Bil return for
the second installment of The Dinosaur Den! This time we've got some
cool viewer mail, new space news, a peek at a very rare Commodore prototype
computer, and we attempt to revive a Fender Dimension IV static echo delay.