Since I hadn’t baked anything in a while, just finished a really busy week, and wanted to clear out my little dorm pantry a bit before I have to move out next month, I decided now was a good time for a little baking project. It had to fit three criteria: using only ingredients I […]Read more "Recipe: Chocolate chunk biscotti"
At about this time in 2013, I was spending a lot of time worrying about the physics GRE. I’ve always done well in vocabulary and reading tests, and I’d done more math courses than the average college student, so I wasn’t too worried about the regular GRE. I still studied, of course, but I knew the […]Read more "Physics GRE resources"
I’ve been noticing a lot of errors in the online media I have consumed recently. Being that person who comes across as thinking they’re infallible when it comes to grammar and word use, and only comments on articles to point out that the editor missed the part in the third paragraph where the author typed “or” instead […]Read more "Word nerd rage"
That’s not my title, it’s the title of an interesting (sort of long) essay about the Republican party by Mike Lofgren, a longtime GOP staffer who left his political career, disgruntled with his party. It’s an interesting read, all the more so because it’s coming from a conservative criticizing his own party. Not many people […]Read more "“Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult”"
Wow! It’s been quite a while since I posted anything. Not for lack of ski training or video games or books to talk about, just because of this whole “work” think compounded with spending time with friends and family in real life while I still can. And by that I mean “while I’m still in […]Read more "Update…"
zwitterion: a molecule with a positive and a negative electrical charge. Not to be confused with a dipole (I think molecular dipoles are the product of covalent bonds and electronegativity, while a zwitterion is a molecule in which one segment has a positive charge and another has a negative charge). PEM stands for polyelectrolyte microlayer, […]Read more "Word of the Day: Reading PEM reviews edition"
It’s been a while since I posted, partly because I kept editing the X-Men: First Class review when I was on the plane and didn’t get around actually putting it up, and partly because I was working on another post (mentioned at the end of that post) that will go up soon, and partly because […]Read more "General life update"