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Entries from December 2008


December 28th, 2008 No Comments

Christmas at the South Pole is pretty excellent. On Christmas Eve there is a big dinner, and then a party afterward with lots of dancing. On Christmas day, there is the race around the world and then brunch. Christmas Eve was pretty uneventful–we had dinner and then went to a party and then I went […]

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Tenderized Meat

December 26th, 2008 No Comments

I was wathcing the MythBusters a few days ago and they were trying to find an extreme method for tenderizing meat. The smarter one of the two had built a cannon from which he was firing New York strips into a steel plate; this method was not so controlled as to be useful, but it […]


Go Cavs!

December 24th, 2008 No Comments

Somehow while I wasn’t paying attention a few year ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers became a kickass basketball team. I had so much fun watching them on TV last year. Yesterday, I got to go see them in person! My family bought some tickets from a bunch of season ticket holders who couldn’t make it, so […]


Home for the holidays

December 22nd, 2008 No Comments

I’m back in Ohio for a few weeks. It feels good to be home. I get to relax and spend some time with my family, and of course eat insane amounts of delicious food. Now that I think about it, vacationing to awesome exotic adventurous places always leaves me exhausted instead of refreshed when I […]



December 22nd, 2008 1 Comment

If you want a postcard, e-mail me your address. What is my e-mail address you ask? I’m sure you can find it if you look hard enough….


Sun Dogs and snowballs

December 22nd, 2008 No Comments

The sun here is very very bright, and it never goes down in the summer. It gets overcast here, but it never really precipitates. Sometimes, the sky fills with tiny ice crystals that burn to breathe in. Luckily, these ice crystals have a good side–they create a phenomena called “Sun Dogs.” Basically, the ice crystals […]

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Freezing Rain and Half Life

December 17th, 2008 No Comments

So, I took my one final yesterday, and as my advisor is in Vegas trying to round up some more funding, I decided to skip town. Immediately. This was probably not the wisest choice I could have made as it was snowing, but I felt like driving somewhere warmer. It was snowing, but in my […]



December 16th, 2008 1 Comment

if they sold cheese by the slice, swiss cheese would be the biggest rip off ever. and what was there, the perfect glare


another one bites the dust

December 16th, 2008 No Comments

Another term has come and gone. I’m unsure if I’ve mentioned this before, but without research, I’m pretty much just a glorified college student. Sure I teach classes, but when break rolls around, I actually go home because I have no work todo at school. In fact all of the first years at Cornell are […]

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Discovery Channel Blog

December 12th, 2008 2 Comments

So, I really haven’t spent much time letting people know what I have been up to, but I was recently asked to contribute to a Discovery Channel guest blog about technology. I hope to write a little about quantum simulation and being a graduate student; my first post was just added to the site, so […]