He chose to climb up into the bouncy house, and then he regretted it.  🐢

After 18 years working in nuclear fusion research, I’ve left that field for a new career. It really hit me when I looked at my blog tagline and had to change it from “mostly fusion” to “formerly mostly fusion”

I just finished the (online) Bloomberg Market Concepts course and it was pretty neat! Two finance professors strongly recommended this while I was in school, but I didn’t have a chance to take it. If you are interested in learning about the basics of finance and the global economy, then this might be worth doing.…

This little beast stopped at the flowers and munched away a good bit of leaves and petals. I thought grasshoppers only ate leaves… so lesson learned πŸ€” 🌱

Monthly views of my Albert Einstein Logic Puzzle post hit a lifetime high of 755 in April 2020 (see plot). That’s an 82% increase over the average, entirely attributed to people being bored at home.

Right now, I’m participating in the WDTS Virtual Career Fair, where undergraduates interested in research opportunities can interact with personnel from national labs and private industry. Want to come work in nuclear fusion?

I had no idea that slot car racing was such a big business. This photo does not do it justice; this is a very large track… with a very slow driver πŸš™πŸ“·

Following a terrifying Google search about spiders, it appears this spider in the yard is a Peucetia viridans. It’s actually very pretty and you can zoom in to see its little eyes πŸ•·πŸ“·