Monthly Archives: December 2013

Watch “How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas” on YouTube

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Wherein Elizabeth Reid Is A Very Cool Person

Life hasn’t been easy this week. My father had a stroke on Sunday, and a couple of other family members have had a significant and upsetting upheaval in their lives. I’ve been wandering around feeling sort of shell-shocked. One of … Continue reading

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Dad’s stroke

Dad (Keith Furr) had a massive stroke on Sunday. I was hanging out at the apartment of one of Carole’s friends on Sunday afternoon — someone I don’t actually really know, with a lot on my mind already (never mind … Continue reading

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Tired

Very tired today. This is the first day in the office in a long time when I wasn’t otherwise super-busy doing stuff. Usually I’m either in the office doing a class via WebEx or I’m onsite in some faraway city … Continue reading

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Cooking With Potential Energy

Oldie but goodie: cooking a turkey with “potential energy” (i.e., throwing it repeatedly out of a tall building): http://www.ohio.edu/mechanical/thermo/Intro/Chapt.1_6/energy/CookingPE.pdf This comes to us from the “science” journal, “The Journal of Irreproducible Results”, which I first encountered circa 1989 when I … Continue reading

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Watch “How smart is a Lemur?” on YouTube

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