Category Archives: Administrivia

Space Access 2012 Thoughts

I’m still in the process of recuperating from Space Access and the long drive home from Phoenix, but I wanted to give a few thoughts on this year’s conference.  I’ve now been going to Space Access for a full decade … Continue reading

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QOTD: Entrepreneurship Version

It takes slightly crazy people to make big changes. These same people generally have tough lives. It’s a lifestyle choice. –Iain McClatchie (who runs the  Ambivalent Engineer blog)

Posted in Administrivia, Business, Commercial Space, Entrepreneurship | 1 Comment

New Link: EconLog

I just realized I didn’t have a link in my blogroll to the excellent EconLog blog, run by economists Arnold Kling, Bryan Caplan, and David Henderson. Like most engineers, I don’t let the lack of much economic training get in … Continue reading

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Whenever I’m stuck in proposal writing hell, I tend to come up with all sorts of fun ideas for blog posts. But my inner adult likes reminding me “if you have the mental bandwidth to be doing creative writing, you … Continue reading

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No Blogging Today

In protest of SOPA/PIPA, I’m not going to do any other blog posts today.  That is all.

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I Have a Blog? Woah…

I got a subtle reminder today from Will Pomerantz and Ben Brockert, that I in fact have this blog thing, and that I probably shouldn’t be using twitter for blog posts… [Of course the real reason I do stuff like … Continue reading

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Starting to Come Back Up For Air

Sorry about the lightblogging.  I’ve had a long year the past two or three months…  I’ll give more details on Altius-specific stuff on the ASM blog (including some eye-candy) when I get done with a Space Angels Network pitch in … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Up To

Sorry for the long silence again, but I’ve been busy doing cool things at Altius. More bloggy goodness to come soon, hopefully.

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One Year Later

It’s kind of crazy to realize that a year ago today was the day when I formally “took the plunge”, and left my old company to start Altius Space Machines. While it was a very scary decision at the time–I … Continue reading

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Congrats on Taking the Plunge

I just read today that Selenian Boondocks coblogger, Kirk Sorensen, just stepped down as Chief Nuclear Technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering to start his own company, Flibe Energy, focused on commercializing his LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) technology. Way to … Continue reading

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