Physics for Eight Year Olds

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Hawking to write children’s book: Physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter are to write a science book for children which will be “a bit like Harry Potter”, but without the magic. Too bad I don’t have any children to which to read such a book. My favorite college volunteer experience… Continue reading Physics for Eight Year Olds


Why, oh why, doesn’t Adobe include the highlighter tool in Acrobat Reader? I understand the intent of the tool. For the person creating the document to highlight the important parts. Perhaps though the people reading the document would like to highlight the important parts. For an off-computer example, students highlight parts of text books. So… Continue reading Highlighting

PROJECT: Mess Up My Cube

A number of people have remarked that my cube is too clean. So… Here is a list of things people can get me to help messy up my cube: The Red Swingline Stapler The Cubes – Cubicle Playsets Albert Einstein Action Figure Giant Plush MicrobesE. Coli, Pox/Syphillis, Mad Cow, Bookworm, Ebola, Ulcer, Beer Yeast Monty… Continue reading PROJECT: Mess Up My Cube

TM for Sysadmins

This is on my wishlist in case anyone wants to buy it for me. Moving away gift, birth day, etc. 🙂 Time Management for System Administrators: Books: Thomas Limoncelli Time is a precious commodity, especially if you’re a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you… Continue reading TM for Sysadmins

I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr

Boondocks did an episode on Martin Luther King, Jr. It inspired me to Google MLK. Much of this is a poignant reminder of how far and not far enough the both America and the world have come. We are not living the dream. Yet… I Have A Dream Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln… Continue reading I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr

Books of 2005

Finished A Feast for Crows How We Believe The One Kingdom The Elegant Universe Origin of Species The Hidden Face of God A Treasury of Great American Scandals The Arabian Nights Common Sense The Dream of Reason Democracy Matters Public Enemy #2 Utopia Everything Bad Is Good For You The Coming Age of Conan Abandoned… Continue reading Books of 2005


When I go shopping, I occasionally run into people I know. Yesterday, it took me 30 minutes to do what should have taken me only 5-10. I saw Meredith from high school debate. A co-worker who meant to ask me about something cornered me to let me know she wanted to ask me about it.… Continue reading Shopping