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ScienceBlogs: What if…

In regards to the recent PepsiCo blog situation (you know the one I mean), I wasn’t going to say much. First, because Chad did a good job at expressing my views (without me even telling him ). Second, I am just happy to be at ScienceBlogs – I had been kicked off two servers and…

VCalc: Me Likie

Do you have an iPhone? I have an iPod Touch. Do you use vectors? Do you think RPN calculators are the bomb? Here is a RPN calculator for the iPhone that supports vector notation. VCalc by Silicon Prairie Ventures Inc. Oh – it is free. Here is a screen shot. I played with it some,…

Imported Archive – top posts

It is not exactly finished, but I have moved over all of my old posts from my previous site. If you want to browse, feel free to look at the archives. Some of those are not too interesting, so I will just list the pages with the most views (but I will leave out my…

Chemistry-Physics Recruiting Video

Today is show-n-tell day (at least for this blog). Our department (Chemistry and Physics) has recently been focusing on increasing our undergraduate enrollment. One of the steps we have taken is to have the following video created. I think it is pretty good. Southeastern Louisiana University Chemistry and Physics from SELU Chem and Phys on…

Fitness Fun

I hate to be left out. ScienceBlogs, Starts with Bang has started a fitness theme that we are encouraged to participate in. I like to participate. I even had some good ideas. Here is what I was thinking: Look at the physics of Wii-fit (actually, this one is good, I should come back to it…

Why Blog?

My brother started blogging. I encourage this kind of behavior. His blog (bluerope.org) is mostly about cocoa programming (which he seems to be fairly competent at). Anyway, I wrote this comment on his first post. “I applaud your effort to begin a blog again. If everyone had a blog, this world (the internet) would be…

Hello, my name is

I feel like a just came to a new school, or a new place. Well, I have migrated servers before, so this shouldn’t be too bad. It really is nice to be here at ScienceBlogs. If you are unfamiliar with what I do, basically I can summarize: Analyze stuff I see. This is usually from…

I need a little rock help

Maybe this isn’t that mysterious. However, quite some time ago my daughter found this rock in the backyard. First, you must understand that this is an odd occurrence. In this part of Louisiana, there really aren’t any rocks, just dirt. When she showed it to me, I readily dismissed it as some lava rock from…

Tracker Video Analysis and Mac OS X 10.6

I was shocked. After installing Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Tracker Video Analysis didn’t work. This is one of my favorite programs for blogging. It appears that the problem is with 32 bit Java vs. 64 bit. I don’t really understand why one doesn’t work, but Tracker doesn’t work with 64 bit Java and that…

Census Results

Thanks to all who participated in the Dot Physics Census. Let me share some of the things that I learned: The survey was flawed. How dumb was I? Almost everyone would fit into more than one of those categories. Oh well. Google Docs makes pretty good surveys. I made a form in google docs and…