Warning: this might be a rambling story of self-serving nostalgia. Sometime in 2022 will be the 25 anniversary of me first installing Linux. In 1994 I first logged into a Unix server. This was for a programming class (I was… Continue Reading
Happy Life Day, everyone!
I just find this amusing. I was looking up Christmas stuff on Wikipedia, and I saw this first depiction of “Santeclaus” with a reindeer. I don’t know why, I just find the “REWARDS” amusing.
A couple of weeks ago I saw the video below explaining how energy really moved through electrical wires. I felt like it broke my brain and told me that everything I learned about current and electromagnetic fields was oversimplified. All… Continue Reading
I’m pretty excited about the James Webb Space Telescope that’s launching in a week. It’s going to be parked a million miles away from Earth and search for exoplanets. But don’t take my word for it, listen to an astronomer… Continue Reading
In the category of totally pointless is Cool Retro Term. It’s an infinitely customizable Linux/Unix terminal emulator that makes it look like you’re working on a crappy old CRT monitor. It has some built-in profiles like Apple ][, DOS, etc.… Continue Reading
My son and I are just about done reading the excellent physics book We Have No Idea. This is a great intro to the Big Questions facing the next generation of physicists. It covers dark matter, dark energy, the first… Continue Reading
I don’t have the time or patience to watch Peter Jackson’s new 8-hour Beatles documentary Get Back. But I did watch the 45 minute rooftop concert. I’ve heard about that concert my entire life, so I was excited to see… Continue Reading
This TikTok star makes hilarious videos about the various medical specialties. “How to Ace Your Family Medicine Residency Interview” hits a little close to home but is quite funny nonetheless. But my favorite has to be the one about neurosurgeons: