Thursday, October 27, 2011

No-one's gonna eat your eyes

Halloween. It's like 4 days away. I'm sure zombies will be a big part of the festivities. So, to help celebrate summer's end...crank it up and sing along. ;)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Doesn't matter what desert it is, it's completely hypothetical.

Blade Runner. 1982. Is the best science fiction ever made. It's not really open for discussion. And actually, every one since, is a blatant rip-off.

I saw this video (android dreams by Samuel Cockedey) set to the soundtrack of it (Vangelis). It's a time-lapse of Tokyo and it's absolutely beautiful. Give it the 4:40 it deserves and watch.

android dreams from Samuel Cockedey on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just Write Baby

Okay, Honors Chemistry. Here is the link (pdf) for how to write up the lab you just did--and all the ones you'll be doing. Remember that you must write them up before you can do the lab. Please be sure to ask if I didn't explain it well enough.

The link is also on the right under your section.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Got Powerpoint? Come on, grow up. They're BORING. Really, way overused. Thanks to an old friend I've turned a powerpoint into something...different. By clicking the link you promise to donate your organs to invading aliens, but past that is a new presentation tool.
Truth be told though, we won't actually cover atomic theory for a while. And I'm not done with it. And you don't get to hear the funny telling as we click our way through the presentation. What funny story? Um...How about Ernest Rutherford? Click through to him--the first picture when he's a little younger. CRAZY EYES!! Alright, you probably need to be here for it to be really funny.

Anyway, here's the link. try it out. Please. Mostly to let me know if it's cool. And I've included it below, eventhough it lacks the full screen coolness. But, I think it's great that you can see it here--embedded in the fabulousness that is raineworld. :)


October 25th. It's on a Tuesday. 7:45 am. That's in the morning. Got it? Write it down. Why? It's the final moment in time this quarter that I'll accept anything. You can't make up a quiz or a test or anything else past this date. All things you haven't turned in turn into dust. Your carriage turns into a pumpkin. And the horses? Mice. It's all worth nada. Nothing.



Friday, October 14, 2011


Discovering the Elements from Declan Walls on Vimeo.

Here's the video we watched. BBC. Brilliant. Love that they can show you chemical reactions that we can't. Remember, a paragraph. A good one, for full points.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dropbox, again.

Okay, I'm not trying to sell you anything. Just some advice. I used to use flash drives. And when I needed something I'd use a CD. Copy, Paste, Copy Paste. It got old.

These days I store nearly everything on Dropbox. It's 2 GB of free online storage. Now I write something and store it there. I can access it with any computer that has internet. When I change it, it changes the file. It's really excellent. If you sign up using my link you get an extra 250 MB. It's a good deal. Try it. You'll love it.

Click here to get it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Your ancestors called it magic...

So, I'm changing my name.


I decided. It's a good thing. Why? Well, it harks to my ancestry, Vikings ruled the world once upon a time, after all.

I have a pen that acts much like Thor's hammer. If you squint, it even looks like it [alright, you have to squint a lot. No. More than that]. Unless you're worthy, you can't use the pen. Yep, I have a thing for cool pens.

My new middle name? Um. Cobaltous. Or Cobaltic. Haven't decided. Both have a metallic ring to them.

How's my new name going? Well, here you can see it's made my hair longer. Apparently I'm more cut now.

And here's me chatting with Princess Amidala.

So, things are looking up with name change thing. So, me. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Alright...listen up.

Linked here is an article from about Neils Bohr and Nobel medals. It's a great story. It has a cool video.

Really short, really sweet, really worth a few minutes of your time.

It turns out the article, by the way, is from the book The Disappearing Spoon. Which, as I've said before, is worth reading. this!! Biology in action.

Red Tide Surfing San Diego 2011 Bioluminescence from Loghan Call on Vimeo.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm free!! Free at last!!

Clamoring. Email after email. Call after call. Text after text. Hoping, praying, begging for me to make my blog mobile.

Well, wait no more. Tread less lightly, and debark into the digital medium that is mobile!

Though, technically you could still see my blog on the smartphone of your choice, now, it's new and improved and has a mobile version. So, knock yourself out, browse responsibly, and have fun.