March 2, 2011 - I just heard the good news that the Large Hadron Collider reached the 7 TeV per beam energy target yesterday! After so many years of planning and delays, it is exciting to finally see the beast at full power. Now we should see some good data and new discoveries!

February 25, 2011 - Day three of being snowed in. What a way for the students to spend their reading break!

February 23, 2011 - OK, with 11" of snow on the road and a layer of ice, I am officially snowbound. (Photos)

February 22, 2011 - Just a quick reminder that I will be offering tutorial sessions in physics and mathematics during the reading break holidays. Any interested students should e-mail me as soon as possible as I have only limited spaces this year. UPDATE: As most of you know, a few hours after I wrote this the city was hit with a bad blizzard, so all tutorials are being rescheduled, and I cannot accept any new appointments right now.

February 21, 2011 - I just received another royalty cheque for sales of the printed version of my Grandiloquent Dictionary. I would like to take a moment to thank all the fans who have bought copies and have supported the website. When I first wrote this book over a decade ago, I had no idea that anyone but me would ever be interested in it, and now to see it achieve so much success and sell so well is really amazing. Thank you everyone!

February 7, 2011 - It was 24 years ago today that we adopted my old friend, Goldie the cockatiel, and the first time he hasn't been here for it. I still miss him :(

February 5, 2011 - The Kepler space experiment announced they have found over 1000 Earth-like planets which have the potential to support alien lifeforms. The results still need to be confirmed, but it is still a positive sign! 

January 19, 2011 - I went out to the burial park today, and to my surprise I discovered that my grandparents finally have headstones! My grandpa died in September 2007, and the headstone was finally delivered to the site today. (For those who are interested, I posted photos to my Facebook account)

January 16, 2011 - There is something unsettling happening in my office today. From about 10:00am to about 6:00pm the web was not accessible from any of my computers - although ftp was still getting through. Then from 7:00pm to 12:30am a strange Win98 computer has been hacking into my LAN - which is protected by full WPA2 security! That shouldn't be possible, and yet somehow they are bypassing it. I booted them out twice now, and they still bypass the security. Has WPA2 finally fallen to home-based hackers? I will post more info when I get it...

January 12, 2011 - I would once again like to express my gratitude to all of those who wished me a happy birthday today. I would like to express even greater gratitude to those who forgot that I am now another year older :)

December 31, 2010 - What an exciting experience 2010 was. Now it is on to a brave new 2011! Hope everyone has a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

December 25, 2010 - MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

December 24, 2010 - Christmas Eve evening. All my baking and decorating is done, all the shopping and wrapping is done, now I can relax and enjoy the holidays!

December 23, 2010 - Christmas Eve is tomorrow - as a guy I feel legally obligated to go out Christmas shopping :(


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