Category Archives: Mathematics

“Remember New Roanoke” Is Now Free!

A free version of my story, “Remember New Roanoke”, is now posted on The Colored Lens’s website. You can find it here. I look forward to hearing your feedback! Advertisements

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My Fourth Published Short Story Is Now Live

I’m happy to announce that Issue 8 of Plasma Frequency Magazine is now live with my fourth published story, “Spirals and Starways”. You can find it here. I look forward to hearing your feedback!

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The End of an Era: The Final Flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour

September 21st may have marked the end of an era for America’s manned space program. The space shuttle Endeavour flew a final victory lap over California. The pictures above and below show the shuttle passing over Alcatraz and by the … Continue reading

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Heinlein’s Business Habits

According to bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith, famous science fiction writer Robert Heinlein penned five business habits for being a successful fiction writer. They are: 1. You must write. 2. You must finish what you start. 3. You must refrain … Continue reading

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Catching a Falling Knife: The Hazards of California Real Estate

When I returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in July 2006, real estate prices were absurd. At the time, I had also saddled myself with a massive amount of school loans. That said, no-doc loans were all the rage, … Continue reading

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12 Technology Predictions for 2112

In a previous comment thread, Professor Scott Erb suggested it would be interesting to hear people’s predictions about future technologies they believe will be available by 2112. Late last week, I threw down the gauntlet and asked folks to post their 12 predictions … Continue reading

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12 Technology Predictions for 2112 from the Blogosphere

Late last week, I threw down the gauntlet and asked folks to post their 12 technology predictions for the next 100 years on their sites today, January 1, 2012, and let me know they have done so in my comment section here. I then promised … Continue reading

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12 Technology Predictions for 2112: Throwing Down the Gauntlet

In a previous comment thread, Professor Scott Erb suggested it would be interesting to hear people’s predictions about future technologies they believe will be available by 2112. So, I am throwing down the gauntlet now. If you have a blog, … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part VII): A Strong National Defense Is the Cornerstone of a Robust Republic

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part VI): Individual Rights Trump Communitarian Impulses

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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