Browsing Archive: October, 2010

New Venture

Posted by Chris Bird on Friday, October 29, 2010,
As I alluded to a few days ago, I have been asked to market some of my artwork in the form of greeting cards and mousepads through the Zazzle company. Well I am proud to announce that the first group of products is ready for sale, and can be ordered directly from my store.

There aren't too many products yet, but I expect to increase the line in the coming weeks and months. So go over there and check it out!

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What a Busy Week!

Posted by Chris Bird on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Career 
I enjoy so many different things that I have ended up with a diverse range of skills. Normally this would be a good thing - and it really is - but it has ended up with a very busy week for me.

In the last week I have:
  • Held about a dozen 1-on-1 tutoring sessions
  • Held two group tutorials/drop-in sessions - one in physics and one in math
  • Finalized the designs for a new line of greeting cards based on my artwork
  • Proofread the preliminary draft of a new physics textbook for a colleague of mine
  • Written t...

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I'm On Wikipedia!

Posted by Chris Bird on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Interesting Websites 
Well, technically it is my dictionary website, The Grandiloquent Dictionary.

I was told today that someone has created an entry on Wikipedia for my website - although I understand it is only a two line entry with links to the website and to my personal homepage. 

I actually had someone post it before, but it was taken down by the management because they thought I had done it to promote my site. I want to state clearly that I have never created my own wiki entry and I would never abuse their ser...

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The First Glint of Extrasolar Life?

Posted by Chris Bird on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : News 
There was an interesting astronomy news story a few days ago that I wanted to pass along. A team of astronomers has discovered the first planet outside of our own solar system that has the right temperatures to support liquid water and life. 

 Although scientists are usually cautious about such things, it is possible (though admittedly improbable) that this new planet has life on it. Of course it is many light-years away, so no one is going to go there to check in the near future.

Consider that...
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More Promotions

Posted by Chris Bird on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : Career 
I just received the news that my colleagues at Lonrach R&T have been given a donation from an anonymous donor for the purpose of creating a robotics development branch, tentatively called Victus Robotics. As I understand it, this new company will focus on producing circuit designs for robotics components and home or office automation, with some being open source and some being proprietary. 

I am old enough to remember the rise of computers as a household tool, and I firmly believe that domesti...
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About Me

Dr. Christopher S. Bird I am a physicist recently graduated from the University of Victoria, with a doctorate in theoretical physics. I also have training in mathematics, engineering and computer programming.

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