October 31, 2022 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

October 24, 2022 - To be honest, no one knows if we will have Halloween this year. But just in case we do, and for those of you who live in an area without too many infections, I will once again link to some great sources for pumpkin patterns,  PumpkinGlow and Zombie Pumpkins, and give another self promoting link to the galleries of my own carving from Halloweens past.( 2001-2005,2005-20112012-20182019-2021 )

October 10, 2022 - Happy Thanksgiving Canada!! We live in one of the greatest countries in the world, in one of the best eras in history, and many will be celebrating this day with their loved ones (or if all else fails, their families). We truly have much to be thankful for today, and it is always worth taking the time to remind ourselves of that fact. Enjoy the holidays everyone!

October 4, 2022 - Congratulations to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger, the winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics. Their research into quantum entanglement and the foundations of quantum mechanics are already being used to build the next generation of quantum computers and quantum communication networks, and will only become more relevant as these technologies develop in the coming decades. It is a truly well deserved win for three pioneers in quantum research.

September 8, 2022 - It is truly a sad day for the world today, with the announcement that the Queen has passed away at the age of 96. It is literally the end of an era.

September 1, 2022 - There is an interesting result from the James Webb Space Telescope today, with the announcement of the first direct image of a planet in another solar system. The target was a gas giant about ten times larger than Jupiter, and orbiting the star HIP 65426. The details and the images can be viewed here.

August 12, 2022 - I have been receiving a number of phone calls from unlisted numbers this week, although none of them have yet been marked as telemarketers. I just want to reiterate that I do not answer unknown calls, and so if someone has a legitimate reason to contact me then it really would be better to use my email address, or send a text message to identify your number first, or to call from a recognized number.

August 8, 2022Congratulations to D-Wave for going public as a U.S. company on the NYSE today, and for being selected to ring the opening bell this morning. They have brought quantum computing to a commercial reality, and deserve all of their success today.

July 11, 2022 - After many years of planning and preparation, today the James Webb Space Telescope released its first images of distant galaxies. There is really nothing more that I can add to the information already released in the NASA press release. It can be viewed here.

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