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Personal Rants & Raves

Consider this…

In most day-to-day affairs, there is no real, purposeful, functional fate. Certainly not on the small scale at least. However, if you’re like me, you’re a keen observer of patterns. Some patterns are small and easy to recognize, while others are massive and take many years of fastidious observations to spot a repeat in their […]

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Environment Personal Science & Physics

Similarities across scales of size and proportion

As a child watching the water teem down the tiled wall, I saw a pattern that I’d seen in pictures before. As the water ran down the subtly uneven tile surface, the straight course of the water being ejected from the shower head would begin to meander and bow. In an instant, this straight course […]

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Personal Science & Physics Technology

We have all the time in the world

My fascination with time travel has been with me for as long as I can recall. The very idea of being able to travel back through history and view distant events is something truly amazing and the stuff of wistful dreams. Indeed, within Albert Einstein’s various seminal works at the turn of the last century, […]

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Environment Personal Review Science & Physics Society & Culture

Review: Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

OK, I’ll be honest, I’m not the kind of guy who sits down with a novel and reads all day. I don’t like reading something unless there’s a purpose to it, other than simple entertainment. So my bookshelf is typically filled with edifying material; such as programming primers and books covering scientific, astronomical and historical […]

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Apple Personal Software & Hardware Technology

Once bitten twice shy…

I was the early adopter. I was that guy who installed that new piece of software and to hell with the thing being in late alpha .. I was there, in the thick of things. Fast forward .. ahem, several years and I’ve changed somewhat. With the last major update to my computers, OS X […]