Monday, March 31, 2008

Love Your Neighbour

It's amazing how much more of a burden that becomes when one realises that it's intended to apply to smokers too.

Friday, March 28, 2008


You know, running back and forth between Lever and E3x is a really good way to test if you're in shape. Of course, for a proper test, make sure you do it late enough at night that the hallways are empty.

And let's say I got a 50% on the test.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"My God! It's Full of Stars"

While this might be an appropriate title for a blog in this season anyhow, (and I know I haven't been blogging Lent very much), that's not what I'm talking about.

I just wanted to say my own small good-bye to Arthur C. Clarke who passed away early Wednesday. In my mind, this is the end of an era: the last of the greats has gone. I might not always (often?) agree with their world view, but the writers of the golden age of science fiction are hard to completely dislike.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Things I Learned Today

1) John in the shop wasn't trying to play pranks on the undergrad who didn't know how to work with metal by suggesting use of the punch

1a) The clearance between the handles of the punch once you finally apply enough force to go through the metal is less than the height of my thumb.

2) Using the density of water instead of the density of air with a height difference in a water-filled manometer makes your calculations much more accurate