Archive for October, 2005

FIDE World Chess Championship 2005 Crosstable

October 31, 2005

Here is the tournament crosstable from the recent FIDE World Chess Championship in Argentina won by Veselin Topalov with an amazing tournament performance rating of 2889!

FIDE WCC Table 2005


Cincy Reds Final Batting Stats 2005

October 31, 2005

Below is a table of the Cincinnati Reds final batting stats for 2005 courtesy of the Cincy Reds website.

Reds Batting Stats 2005

Mars Dust Storm

October 30, 2005

There is a major dust storm occurring on Mars at the present time. The dust cloud is approximately 700-800 miles across and is therefore visible with good-sized backyard telescopes.

Martian Dust Storm

Mars Rovers (big and small)

October 28, 2005

Here is one of my favorite pictures contrasting the size and complexity of the current Mars Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) with the previous Mars Pathfinder Rover.

Mars Rovers In Contrast

NASA Lunar Surface Access Module

October 27, 2005

Here is another interesting drawing of the proposed LSAM (Lunar Surface Access Module) for the return to the moon. It would be paired with a multi-stage SRB, Command Module, and CEV (Crew Exploration Vehicle).


NASA CEV Vehicles (proposed)

October 27, 2005

Here is an interestng drawing of the proposed Crew Exploration Vehicle (and variants) from NASA. (I am testing blog photo capabilities).

NASA CEV Variants

Ken’s Hobbies and Interests

October 26, 2005

My hobbies and interests include computers and technology, science, astronomy and space exploration, politics, chess, baseball, science fiction, and walking for exercise. I am a conservative Republican and proud of it! Thank you for viewing my blog.

Ken Presley’s First Post

October 26, 2005

Hello. I am the self-employed owner of Presley Information Consulting Associates. Inc. I provide Apple Macintosh and general internet training and consulting, and also light network consulting (home DSL installations, etc.). My U.S. postal address is: Ken Presley, 8025 Aspen Green Lane, Louisville, KY 40291.