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A New Preprint Server

Posted by on Saturday, November 19, 2011, In : Interesting Websites 
This entry might be repetitive, but the article I wrote earlier this week didn't get saved or got erased, so I am reprinting it today. I apologize to those who have already read it.

This article is only of interest to a tiny fraction of readers, as it concerns a new preprint server for academic papers in physics and mathematics.

As most of you know, the physics community has made its research papers freely available on the internet for over a decade, using a website known as the arXiv. It has b...
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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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Promoting a New Business

Posted by Chris Bird on Thursday, September 30, 2010, In : Interesting Websites 
I want to take this opportunity to promote a new venture that some of my friends from the online mathematics & robotics communities have started, and which I am proud to be associated with. Their company is called Lonrach Research & Technology, and they are trying to build connections between academics like myself and the business community by helping recent graduates in the sciences and technology fields find short-term consulting and sub-contractor work with industry and government departme...
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Back-to-School OpenSource

Posted by on Sunday, August 29, 2010, In : Interesting Websites 
This is a completely trivial posting, but some friends requested this information and I thought others may benefit from it. Apparently some parents are having financial problems due to purchasing software for their children's school needs. So here are a few links to free (and legal) alternatives which are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts.

Office Software:  OpenOffice (replaces Microsoft Office or the Corel Packages)

Mathematics Software: SageMath (basic alternative to Mat...
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Wolfram Search Engine

Posted by Chris Bird on Thursday, May 28, 2009, In : Interesting Websites 
I just found this interesting new search engine from Wolfram. It gives interesting facts about any place or date you give it, but even more useful is that it includes a powerful set of calculators for mathematics and sciences. I have been looking at their list of physics examples, and it looks like a really powerful new tool for students and researchers.
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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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