The unplanned nature of this post is part of that effort. I. It's been said that no one knows how the YouTube recommendation algorithm works [*TS], or maybe what exact number determines if you see these words on a search engine. What it promotes, what it favors, what it despises. No one knows. And yet, … Continue reading Anti-Auto-Recommendations
Good evening. I am not the last one to leave. Well, the motivation's been comparable to the excitement of unlocking a new part of the game world in a racing game, that becoming an official staff in physics somehow encouraged me to immediately desire to work after hours. Knowing that this wouldn't work long-term, I … Continue reading Photo Stories: Physics Department at Night
First post of another new category, or maybe this falls into the old "Poetry" bin. I had packed my stuff early in the evening for the comet / meteor shower situation, only to have my expectations quenched by an untimely thunderstorm. Well, I have heard of it in the forecast, but was not expecting the … Continue reading Photo Stories: Lightning
It is still an early draft. [a][b][c][d][e][f][g][h][i]To Anna Story Iteration #4[j]fWork in ProgressInstead of footnotes, I have laid out some comments that I think may aid your enjoyment.I.Del decided to consume a star.Although it could be costly, feeding on the small fusion furnaces had been Del’s most reliable source of sustenance. He[k][l][m][n] needed to continue his search … Continue reading Stillwater: A Short Story
Title Image: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The news of the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy has had me concerned in a while. Although the official report is yet to come out, I think the potential causes of this tragedy might be either a faulty design or maintenance, maybe overloading and windy weather added to it too. It's … Continue reading On Ponte Morandi
A fantastical encounter. Version 5F I. She saw mountains in her dream. The Sun, joined by a few distant silver crescents, illuminates one side of her dome window as Ann wakes up in the control chamber, rejuvenated, but still slightly fatigued, thanks to the prolonged weightlessness. Slightly disoriented, she takes a brief moment to confirm … Continue reading Drops of Europa
Welcome to the Nebulous Future An Introduction to Complex Systems A Speech at Toastmasters, February 21st, 2018 Toastmaster, members and guests, good evening. [Newton's Dream] Around three hundred years ago, after setting the foundations of Calculus (ahem), Sir Isaac Newton wrote down his three laws of motion. First - A body will stay at rest … Continue reading Welcome to the Nebulous Future: Speech at Toastmasters on Campus
A letter from "AC" to a newly formed star. The word “to create” can be understood as “to verify a theory”, if you wish.
It's procrastination gone awry, in a way.
Late night outlook on my near future.
Undergraduate Research Project Interview tomorrow, so I briefly revised and extended my LinkedIn descriptor.
Another very short one. I just printed out my last assignment of the week, and decided to spend another few minutes writing (personally) before I head for a Café (to grab a non-caffeinated drink alone, of course), and hopefully finish the problem set soon after. Bay Area's temperature broke historical records this weekend (39 degrees … Continue reading Naming the Stars