Category Archives: Astronomy

outreach report: day 4

Mike shows me how it’s done. Continue reading

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astronomy outreach report: days 1 & 2

(NB: These are about my personal experiences in my own words, and shouldn’t be taken to reflect any official position of CAASTRO, whom I’m representing out here as Astronomer-In-Residence.) Night 1 (Sounds of Silence) I join outgoing CAASTRO Astronomer-In-Residence Iraklis … Continue reading

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CAASTRO Astronomer-In-Residence program at Uluru

In which I embark on approximately the best all-expenses-paid vacation a nerd could ask for. Continue reading

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the Total Perspective Vortex in VR

Can’t sleep. So, toast and cheese, and typing. Useless for physics right now, so hope my insomnia produces something else of value. I’ve been giving some long hard looks into the void lately, particularly what I call the “postmodern job … Continue reading

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challenges in scientific software design

Because we’re trying to serve two masters. Continue reading

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GTD: midway through week 1

Taking a much-needed time out from work to breathe deeply and plan ahead. Continue reading

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GTD: collecting and processing my stuff

What’s “stuff”? You know… things. Things you can’t do. Be careful that your stuff doesn’t become an “amorphous blob of un-doability”. Continue reading

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