The season for this is coming up...
The season for this is coming up...
Only known picture of the first ever class at AMC, likely taken 1877. My Great Grandfather is in this picture somewhere (Samuel Ernest McAshan, class of 1881). The resolution is so poor that we have not been able to identify him in the picture.
He is likely one of the smaller cadets, as family documentation has him arriving on horseback at age 15.
Now for the best part. A classic tale of tsipper pride.
I went through my entire college/Corps journey not knowing this jewel of legacy ties.
Around year 2000 I started doing some genealogy research and connected with my Father's cousin who's wife has extensive research on the McAshan family.
So you ask, how did my folks never reveal this mammoth piece of legacy history to me???
Wait for it...
My folks are both tsip graduates.
That is all.
#TAMU #TBT #Aggies
Board of Regents Chairman H.R. 'Bum' Bright and A&M attorneys tried to block the settlement, with Bright claiming women should not be allowed in the band because it would pose a 'threat to national security.'
Sounds somewhat ridiculous through the lens of history
Texas A&M University will fight a court settlement that includes the Fighting Texas Aggie Band on a list of all-male campus organizations that must be opened...
Yes yes yes yes 100% yes. It is a part of our heritage as Texas Aggies. It is in the lyrics of the War Hymn. Actors playing happy and triumphant aggie football players are in "The best little whorehouse in Texas". Bonfire was about the burning desire to beat tu. The Texas hex rally was about beating the Aggies. A&M named Bevo.
While Athletic directors and Chairmen of Regents do their best impersonation of 5 year old whiny kids and play small ball like "For me to be great you must be diminished" the people who suffer are the fans who want a HIGH PROFILE OUT OF CONFERENCE matchup that would light up the ratings, fill the stadiums, make lots of money, and give the fans what they want.
Anything else is grandstanding and pussyfooting around. If you have any sense of history and tradition (and A&M is all about that) then the Aggie position should be "Anytime, anywhere" and anyone casting dispersions should zip it unless they are willing to back it up with actions.
In the belly of the whale
When I was young there was no Google
Alyssa Michalke was recently named the first female commander of Texas A&M’s corps of cadets. It’s been a long time coming.
"New York Corner," 1913, finds a new home at Stanford University.
Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and interesting people, and walked hundreds of cumulative miles—all because of a simple video game on my phone.
Interesting take on the art and brutalist architecture of Texas A&M
To an outsider, the A&M campus feels unattractive, humorless and a little silly. And yet: there really is a palpable, profoundly likeable sense of honor at the place.
Citizens lose in a surveillance state. There are two kinds of surveillance states. Those that abuse their powers and those that will.
In a world of mass surveillance politicians have used law to make us criminals. David Montgomery on how to cut the mass surveillance noose from your neck.
the power of stories
When marketers say that stories engage your readers, it’s not fluff - it’s psychology, and it’s incredibly powerful. Here's how to harness it.
Still spring till the solstice on the 21st
This is about as confrontational as it got...
American Pharoah raced to first-place at the Belmont Stakes, taking horse racing's elusive Triple Crown for the first time in more than three decades.
American Pharoah, trained by Bob Baffer and owned by Zayat Stables, is the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont since 1978....
When Google announced its new Photos service, I was skeptical.
Why would anyone give their entire photo library to Google, a company infamous for mining data for ads?! How could ...
and I did shoot the protest, but it turned out to be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Chalk that up to the police strategy of containment and blocking marching in the streets after dark.
Yes I backed the kickstarter campaign
Now they are headed to Cannes...
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) - A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000.
Victor Gichun of Clean Bay Area says the woman dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died.
She didn't want a tax receipt or leave her contact information, and it wasn't until a few weeks later that workers at the recycling center opened the boxes to discover an Apple I (one) computer inside.
The San Jose Mercury News reports it was one of only about 200 first-generation Apple computers made in 1976.
Gichun sold the computer to a private collection, and he wants to split the proceeds with the mystery donor.
(The video on local Tulsa news showed signature of the "Woz")
93 days til Fightin' Texas Aggie Football kicks off!!!!!!!!! !!!
Well I guess the hell of years of emails from the TCU athletic department asking if you wanna buy tickets for xyz event are worth it if the Aggies make it to Omaha...
#TAMU #TAMUBaseball #TAMUvTCU #NCAABaseball #SuperReginal #RoadtoOmaha
Texas A&M fans were disappointed after the NCAA baseball tournament selection show when TCU received a top eight national seed while the...
Check out @SBNationCFB's Tweet: https://twitter.com/SBNationCFB/status/606099780381646849?s=09
“According to Facebook data, the fanbases with the highest percentage of alumni. http://t.co/E2XtPPuKVY”
So in the 2012 documentary "Particle Fever" the said the LHC would fire up full power again in 2014.
So that slipped a year.
But it is here now.
Prepare for new scientific discoveries
So this about covers it for me
State of the Internet
2015 Internet Trends Report | Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
The Senate is debating reauthorizing massive privacy violations and "fishing expedition" monitoring in violation of the 4th Amendment.
There is NO justification for a surveillance state. Is it easier to catch terrorists this way? Sure. Is it legal? Not even close.
End it now.
Our Richard Hay on the San Francisco NSA PRISM Protest -- photo gallery, plus in-depth coverage of the event, including remarks from Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. They called it 1984 Day ...
I bet is at the Grace Hopper Conference in Houston in October
SAN FRANCISCO — Even in an industry overrun by men, the lack of women attending major confabs for software developers is a bit shocking. Technology conferences are overrun by men.
Here is a shot of it from the 1940s when it was brand new...
Online Summer Camp for Kids
My guess is the overhead fans were to create the shimmer effect
In close you can see the Sequins
who knew that movie was steampunk before there was steampunk
Selling Ice Cream
So I see a Wolf Paw, a distorted Union Jack, a distorted Stars and Stripes, all on a metal cut that is on fire.
Inside the Maker Faire
Summary Video of #MakerFaire2015 in San Mateo, CA
This is cool
The robot programmed to perform an homage to Bishop's knife maneuver in Aliens (with Hudson)
Pretty cool business card laser etched before your eyes
was at interviewing for airing next Saturday