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Minimal set up for blogging

This post has nothing to do with physics, so if you are only into physicsy stuff, skip this. The primary goal of this post is to list what I need to blog. The secondary goal is to rant about my laptop. I destroyed my laptop (well, not really, but kind of). Basically, I had a…

Back UP! Wow, that was painful.

I don’t know if you noticed, but this blog has been down almost a week. Several things happened. First, I was hosted by Lunarpages. That didn’t go so well. They ARE cheap, but maybe that is for a reason. I won’t really go into details except to say that they have CPU limits, but you…

Web Hosting Question

A quick note. I am back from the AAPT meeting in Chicago. My first surprise was from my hosting company (lunarpages). They said that I had once again gone over my CPU usage for my site. I am really not sure why and I can’t really see my CPU usage. Anyway, the short story is…

Notes on Blogging from a non-expert

I was going to title this post “Blog-a-lama-ding-dong” but I read somewhere that the title should be very descriptive (for better search optimization). So, my brother decided to start a blog. He was looking for some direction. I am by no means an expert blogger, but I do have some ideas about blogging. But remember…

I was going to go to school and give a final. I guess that is not going to happen now. My daughter measured 7 inches of snow – in Hammond, Louisiana (50 miles from New Orleans). Here are some pictures – more to come (plus video). From Winter Storm 2008 From Winter Storm 2008 From…

VPython 5.0 is mostly out (in release candidate). To tell you the truth, I have been holding off on some vpython programs because I wanted to do them in the NEW vpython, not the OLD vpython. So, if you want to get the new vpython, go to http://vpython.org/index5.html. What is so great about VPython 5.0?…

Teach your child to ride a bike

For many people, it is the time of the year to put the bikes away. I live in Louisiana, so now is the time to get the bikes out (too hot in the summer). Learning to ride a bike is a curious thing. Most parents use training wheels to get kids started. I do not…

Saw this on Digg – about Digg

I have been meaning to post something useful lately, but I am currently at the southeastern section of the APS. Anyway, I saw [this link on digg](http://www.hyperevo.com/new%20site/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1225400358&archive=&start_from=&ucat=5) Apparently there is a message in the source code on the digg page. Funny stuff.

This is not a “fix-it” blog. However, I think the Internet should be a useful friendly place. Think about the times you have had a problem. The Internet has been there for you – right? I remember not too long ago, I was trying to set up iChat video chat with my brother-in-law and his…

I went home for lunch today. While waiting, I saw this lizard. We have many lizards in Louisiana, I like them, really I do. So, this is what I did: No lizards were harmed in the filming of this video. I was really surprised. I thought for sure that I had tried this before and…