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I had an interesting, if brief, conversation today with someone whose job it is to perform economic analyses for the DOE. Essentially he’s scared shitless about “Peak Oil” – the idea that the world has, or soon will, stop its net increase in oil production. The ensuing scenario, as envisioned by yours truly, goes something [...]

Hello (again)

I really am going to try to update this more frequently in the future. The past few days I’ve been so unmotivated it’s ridiculous. There are four weeks of classes left and I feel like I won’t make it.

XY Update: Formal last weekend wound up being a really good time. I don’t want to [...]

Problems and Bigger Ones

Fucking insomnia.

It’s that time of year again. Formal is Saturday night in Chicago, and you know what that means: I had to find a date. I’m taking Chelle. A splendid time is guaranteed for all, even though her boyfriend comes back from Iraq on Monday or so. And I’ll probably spend most of the [...]


Well, the new domain should be up and running for the most part. No luck in getting, but oh well.

I’ve decided to start spelling “exothermal” without the “e”. It makes nuclear chemistry seem much more xtreme.

Valentine’s Day came and went without much fanfare. I went out with Cap and Beth, who is [...]

Catch Up

What’s up, readers? It’s been a while since I’ve rapped at ya.

Actually, I’m not quite sure how often I want to update this thing. Time will tell, I suppose.

I went to a party at Sieckmann’s house on Saturday night and actually had a good time being social for a change. It was either [...]


The most common source of fast neutrons in laboratories is plutonium beryllide, PuBe13.



I got an email this morning notifying me that my Nuclear Engineering lecture next Monday will be held in the usual time and place. I received no email last week notifying me that the lecture had been cancelled.

Speaking of Nuclear Engineering, NUCL 200 is the first class I’ve enjoyed since high school. I highly [...]