September 8, 2007

Uh, yah

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I guess this blog hasn’t been deleted yet. Maybe I’ll eventually get around to those science articles like I was planning on back in February or whatever.

February 20, 2007

Fun with LaTeX. No, not that kind of Latex.

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WordPress News: Math for the Masses

Awesome! We can have something simple, like the QG PV equation:

\nabla^2 \phi = q

where \phi is the QG geopotential height and q is the QG potential vorticity.

We can also do something more complex, like the full Navier-Stokes equations in a rotating frame with a potential body force with potential \Phi:

\frac{\partial \mathbf{u}}{\partial t} + \left ( \mathbf{u} \cdot \nabla \right ) \mathbf{u} + 2 \mathbf{\Omega} \times \mathbf{u} = -\frac{1}{\rho}\nabla p  - \nabla \Phi + \nu \nabla^2 \mathbf{u}

Fun for several!

Science Merit Badges!

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Since everyone’s doing it, I might as well follow suit. Unfortunately, as a junior proto-scientist in a small and somewhat theoretical field who doesn’t do work that gets his hands dirty, I don’t have too many of these which count, but at least it’s a start 🙂

Talking Science

MacGyver: For the time back when I worked at a well-known clothing retailer when one of my co-workers took a cash till key with her to Chicago, leaving me to jimmy the lock of the thing with a paperclip. (I know it’s a bit of a stretch, since it’s not strictly science-y )

Special Auxiliary Child Member of the Order of the Science Scouts: Or, at least I used to be. It’s not like you can have the badges you earned a long time ago taken away, right?

I bet I know more computer languages than you, and I’m not afraid to talk about it: I’d list them, but I don’t feel like bragging right now.

I will crush you with my math prowess: After all, I’m the one who skips out on work to attend courses over in the pure mathematics department.

I’ve done science with no concievable practical application: Well, lee vortices look pretty…

I’m a scientist who is fundamentally opposed to administrative duties: Probably mandatory.

I’m into telescopes astro, Level I: Another one from way back when I had a little telescope of my own.

Statistical linear regression: Hey, I know what that means! Haven’t used it in a while, though.

Any other takers?

February 7, 2007

best of craigslist : 2 effective Methods on bathing a CAT.

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best of craigslist : 2 effective Methods on bathing a CAT.

If you aren’t reading the Best of Craigslist, you are doing yourself a disservice.

First Method:

1. Thoroughly clean the toilet…

January 10, 2007

A message to (all three of) my readers

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OK, I’ve realized that about a thousand other bloggers do the political humor/satire thing, and most of them do it better than I can. Most of them also have the stomach to plumb the wonderous depths of Free Republic and Bleed Cubbie Blue, which is something I lack.

As such, I hope to turn to more tech and science-related articles in the weeks ahead. I hope to publish a few posts on some interesting (at least to me) articles in fluid dynamics and meteorology, as well as whatever else strikes my fancy.

OTOH, that may take more of my time than I have. We’ll see.

December 24, 2006

Flashback: Merry Christmas, Brett

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NFL – Chicago Bears/Green Bay Packers Recap Sunday December 25, 2005 – Yahoo! Sports

It’s a good time to recall this Christmas present from last year, or a present at least for Bears fans. After that game the grounds crew had to have scraped Favre off of the turf in Lambeau, just like they’re going to have to do at Soldier Field next week.

December 13, 2006

Here I am!

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All right, finally got fed up with MySpace’s blog and made the jump to WordPress. Let’s get started!

November 11, 2006

Hello world!

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Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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