Gregory A. Baker



Kinlyn’s Comet Vacation

Kinlyn’s Comet Vacation

On November 12, 2014, The European Space Agency (ESA) Philae lander touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This event marked the first time that man-made object soft landed on a comet. As is common for such spectacular firsts, everything did not go as planned. The Philae lander took a hard bounce on the initial touch […]

Everything That Has a Motor

Everything That Has a Motor

As the summer temperatures warm up, so does the drudgery of yard work. Every weekend, the Do-It-Yourself crowd heads out into the yard in a futile attempt to keep the spring gardens blooming. But as the calendar moves into late June, and the temperature starts hitting 90 well before noon, the enthusiasm wanes. The cost-benefit […]

Keeping Up

Keeping Up

Every Monday morning, our team starts the day with a quick stand-up meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide team members the opportunity to give shout-outs, call-outs or watch-outs to the rest of the team. On occasion, I also take this time to talk about the team’s direction. The direction of our team […]

The X Factor

The X Factor

For as long as anyone can remember, the number 10 has been synonymous with greatness. Why that would be, I don’t know. On its surface, 10 is just another number, the one that comes between 9 and 11. Sure it might have a few neat qualities. It’s the first two-digit number in the base 10 […]

Just Relax Already

Just Relax Already

Ah, what a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! While I know that not everyone could take a vacation day, I hope that you were able to spend time with your loved ones, say a prayer for those that gave their life protecting our freedom and just take moment to slow down an put things back in […]

Onward March the Robot Army

Onward March the Robot Army

It’s another year in the books. The school year rapidly comes to a close over the next couple of weeks. This is the time of year when families rush to finalize their vacation plans, teenagers begin their summer jobs and virtually everyone else starts dreaming about a long weekend or two at the lake. Summer […]

Vinyl Is Back

Vinyl Is Back

It’s funny how names stick. It’s been more than 30 years since the introduction of the CD and 15 years since the height of Napster, but when it comes to music we still talk about records. Young musicians are still looking to sign a record deal, and bands still get a gold record for big […]

Reboot

Reboot

Anyone calling an IT support line is likely to be asked a simple question very early in the conversation, “Have you restarted your system?” This question has evolved into one of the top catchphrases of IT support, right up there with “Is it plugged in?” and “Do you see any lights blinking?” From the support […]

May the 4th

May the 4th

Unless you’ve been living under a rock on one of the Outer Rim systems, you’ve heard by now that the next installment of Star Wars will premiere later this year. For those that have spent the last couple of years on Geonosis, the new movie is called “Episode VII — The Force Awakens” and will […]

Reach Out and Touch Someone 

Reach Out and Touch Someone 

The Apple Watch is just around the corner. True to their cause, the Apple faithful will form lines out the door in anticipation of the release. Unlike other Apple products, I believe many others will observe from afar. Some skepticism is associated with this product. The size of the screen is the obvious limiting factor. […]