Archives for: March 2005


  10:56:14 am, by Nimble   , 569 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Religion

Let Terri Go!

Okay, okay, everyone and their dog has weighed in on this case already, but it has been much on my mind. What should have remained a relatively local, personal tragedy has turned into the a bigger battle cry for 'human rights' than Rwanda ever did. more »
  03:52:20 am, by Nimble   , 457 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Down for the Count

As you can tell, I'm back online, after my domain departed from me briefly. It's not a very long story, but for those of you who want to know what happened, here's the scoop. more »


  11:04:56 am, by Nimble   , 333 words  
Categories: Reviews, Books, Fiction

Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon

If this book was like a dessert, it would be like ordering chocolate cake, and having the waiter come back to the table with something that was so ornate, you almost felt guilty eating it. It's the fervent attention to detail that feels like the same… more »


  11:50:21 pm, by Nimble   , 863 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People

The IB Experience

When I was going into high school, I had the good fortune (though I didn't think so at the time) of being put into Western Canada High School in the International Baccalaureate program. more »
  03:59:17 am, by Nimble   , 170 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

What's That Around Your Neck?

If you don't know the story behind what I wear around my neck, here's the goods :) more »
  03:54:38 am, by Nimble   , 257 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

What's So Special About Charge?

In the course of pursuing other questions, I ran across something in particle physics that I didn't know. (Okay, okay, you can list what I don't know about in text and fill up a 40 Gb drive, but I digress) I had always heard that gamma rays can… more »


  04:00:27 am, by Nimble   , 31 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day, everyone! Yes, it's that time of year again, 3.14. If that's not enough of a reason, it's also Einstein's Birthday. :) Comment by Adam: How very geeky :) I love it! more »


  04:02:13 am, by Nimble   , 1162 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Death to Whitey

No, we're not talking about any social friction in the US. Whitey was the original male of three mice that spawned my adorable mouse colony. He passed away yesterday, ostensibly from cancer. Poor guy - at least he had his sons to keep him company. more »


  04:05:04 am, by Nimble   , 503 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Why Are Humans So Bad With Statistics?

In light of a recent contest win, I am reminded of statistics, and the very human tendency to think of luck going in 'streaks', praying for good weather, and the strange rituals that purport to help one's home team win. I'm not totally immune to such… more »


  04:06:37 am, by Nimble   , 173 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Early Honeymoon?

I just got a call yesterday from the folks at Garnier, with a message to call them back... more »


  04:07:37 am, by Nimble   , 397 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Kuhn's Scientific Revolutions

Science has its share of philosophers. Sometimes, they have a remarkable amount of insight. One such philosopher is Thomas S. Kuhn, who is responsible for the remarkable The Structure of Scientific Revolutions back in 1962. The thoughts still stand out… more »


  11:55:08 pm, by Nimble   , 77 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

The Reed Sea

I'm always one for finding natural explanations for 'miraculous' phenomena, especially when some pieces of the original meaning get lost in translation. I came across this link about the parting of the Red Sea. Not all such things have to have a… more »
  11:32:49 am, by Nimble   , 501 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics

Review Impostors

Folks who pose as reviewers pretending that they would normally rate something highly, but that the material was such a travesty/so insulting/so unconvincing that they have to give it one star/zero stars if they could... just piss me off... more »
  04:08:46 am, by Nimble   , 183 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Windows XP: Grudging Respect

Yesterday, I had a pretty weird experience with Windows XP that gave me a bit of grudging respect for the OS, despite my general distrust of things that look like Lego but aren't :) more »
  12:32:59 am, by Nimble   , 777 words  
Categories: Announcements [A]

Neutrinos Instead of Quarks

Every now and again, I run across peoples' pet theories that are actually pretty interesting. That doesn't make them right, but they're often good thought-provokers, and can point out a few spots where current theories fall down. Brian DuPraw's theory… more »


  04:10:12 am, by Nimble   , 1029 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Science: A Long Way To Go

It makes me shake my head to hear that we think we're close to solving the ultimate questions. We're not there. We're not even close. I think that's a good thing. Yet I see some signs of stagnation, in thought and in funding. more »