Category Archives: Career

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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thoughtlets

I don’t have any coherent stories to tell tonight, folks. But for friends who want to know how I’m doing (hi, NSA!), here’s a snapshot of my mental state: Thanks to JenBrady Aultman for the kind words on my Facebook … Continue reading

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building connections

A new paper, plus chats with distinguished visitor Bruno Leibundgut. Continue reading

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