Whoops!

I forgot renew my domain name this year, and lost it for a few days. Fortunately I was able to regain it before it was permanently released.

Physics and Photons


A long time ago some co-workers and I were discussing a sphere (of any size really) made of a perfect one-way mirror, such that light (photons) could enter, but never leave. The question what would happen.

One co-worker suggested a black hole would be created as the mass continually increased as more and more photons were trapped.

Today I learned (or re-learned possibly) that photons have no mass., of course it is never as simple as it seems. Technically they have no rest mass. It gets complicated.

So any thoughts on what would happen with a photon trapping sphere?

I like music

I like music, but I am not blind! My guests should not feel as if my home has been invaded by cylons. Starting at $135,000 per pair you would think they could have a little more aesthetic appeal.

Pictures and Pixels

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a pixel worth. Assuming 1000 words is the upper limit on a picture, then those really gigantic panoramic pictures really de-value their pixel/word ratio.

Long Trip

I am not much of a traveler, so when I do travel it can be tiring. This weekend my family and I went to Dallas. We just got back and I am exhausted, but I wanted to at least post to keep up my part of the bargain and to owe chikuru one less quarter.

EVE Online

So I took the plunge and actually starting paying for EVE Online. Apparently I am destined to become a miner, as that is what I enjoy doing the most (at least so far).