Monthly Archives: September 2006

Side Projects on Weltanschauung

    It’s not that I’m not blogging.  If you look over to the right, you’ll see "Pages."  For a very long time, the only one there was "About the Author."  I thought maybe it would be a good idea to … Continue reading

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New Coins

    There are a few relatively new issues from the U.S. Mint I thought worthy of a short discussion.  The first was the 2006 American Buffalo one-ounce gold, the second was the American Eagle 20th Anniversary set.      After missing … Continue reading

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    MatLab is an extremely versatile program, it’s actually almost like another computer programming language.  It is far, far easier to perform arithmatic operations with it than FORTRAN.  It’s especially good at matrix operations.  Just type in the matrix, and … Continue reading

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    Yesterday marked yet another sort of "first" for me.  I flew from Tokyo to Frankfurt.  Since that flight goes over Russia, that means I’ve finally at least been a passenger across the entire globe.     I know my Father-in-law … Continue reading

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Technology Update

    I just watched a class live via the Internet.  Then I called my brother, grandmother, and uncle via VOIP.       If you’d told me that you could do any of these things at all ten years ago, I’d’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

    You know who you are!      I hope you had a great day! 

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A Rip in Heaven

    I took a little time to read A Rip in Heaven, by Jeanine Cummins.  Jeanine did a wonderful job relating the story of her family as they dealt with the assault and murder of her two cousins, Julie and … Continue reading

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    Sir Isaac Newton is at once something of a hero and the bane of my existence.  My latest problem has me trying to use integration by parts of natural exponentials and trigonometric functions.  The last time I had to … Continue reading

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Lost and Found!

Jill’s been found, everyone! Praise the Lord!

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Please Help Me Find My Friend!

    If any of my readers are in the vicinity of Bishkek, Kyrgystan, please be on the lookout for Maj Jill Metzger — She’s been missing for a couple days now.  Report anything suspicious to AFOSI or Kyrgyz police.      … Continue reading

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