Having a favorite color always seemed like an odd thing to me. I remember having heated discussions about favorite colors when I was younger, but like the questions “what is your favorite band?” or “what is your favorite song”, the answer is always “it depends.” In case you were wondering, I do not have a […]
This is just some random photo that was on my desktop. It is really late, I have been taking photos since 9 a.m. and I am getting rather slap happy. Probably best to stop typing.
I recently finished up a project for the UCSF schools of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Biophysics PhD programs. I have a vague understanding of the work they are doing, just enough to have a rudimentary conversation about the research. Lucky for me, that is enough to get them excited and talking about their research […]
Photos from Moffett Field, near San Jose. This structure was a big part of the the things I saw growing up in the Silicon Valley area. It was a 1930s era Hanger One, Moffett Field It was going to be torn down, but now will be restored (I think, you can look it up, my […]
I wanted to title this post “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to us” which is sort of a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote, but does not really make sense to this post, I just liked hearing it today. Words are an imperfect method of communication, which is partly what drew me to […]
One of my favorite photography terms is Circles of Confusion the Wikipedia page I linked to will describe the various formulas used to calculate how the effect is created in photography, way better than I can. When my daughter was in 8th grade or so, she had a physics assignment and chose a pinhole camera […]
Leif and a few fellow students had to make something for their physics final project. I can not really say how they came up with the idea to make an electric guitar, but I do know it was mostly Leif’s idea. When I first heard of his idea to make an electric guitar I thought […]
Science is important and politicians must not ignore it. There I made a political statement in honor of the people marching today to make that very point, who will make it much better than I can. #marchforscience. Ok, enough politics, now back to paying attention to me. One of my favorite assignments will always be […]