Welcome to the new home of Built on Facts, now happily hosted at ScienceBlogs. For those of you who’ve been readers of this site for a while, I’m honored that you like my scribblings and I hope you enjoy this new location even better!
For those of you who are curious about this new physics site here on ScienceBlogs, you can get a good idea of the flavor of the writing here by perusing the archives at the old site. In short, I usually write about physics in a style that fills the gap between pop-physics writing and actual physics textbooks. In other words, people who know nothing about physics will hopefully enjoy it, and at the same time it won’t bore the physics-knowledgeable.
Why the move? The biggest is that it’s a good opportunity to reach a wider audience than might just come by for a purely physics blog. The second reason is that not only is ScienceBlogs a great community filled with great writers and excellent posts, but Seed Media actually provides us with a modest but nice paycheck depending on our readership. As a grad student, I’m not about to turn that down! And finally, they provide great hosting while their editorial policy allows us to publish as we wish, essentially without censorship or other requirements. I can find absolutely no fault with this fantastic arrangement, and I’m immensely pleased to start writing here.
New posts generally appear every morning, including weekends. I can’t promise the schedule will be absolutely rigidly adhered to, but it’s been a while since I’ve missed a day.
Finally, this site is for you. Feel free to contact me using either of the methods in the contact link at the top of the page, or by using the comments.
Now just so this inaugural post isn’t entirely free of physics content, here’s an awe-inspiring photograph of Werner von Braun in front of the culmination of his legacy: the Saturn V rocket.
UPDATE: The RSS feed now works!