Monday, April 28, 2008

Fractal Cookies

I have talked about the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories before, but this recipe for making fractal cookies deserves a special mention for its extreme mathematical coolness (or geekiness, depending on your point of view.)

As a bonus, I would like to share with you a picture of my favorite vegetable, the fractal cauliflower (กะหลำ่มงกุฏ):

Thursday, April 17, 2008

คุณรู้ไหมว่า 7-11 มีเบอร์เกอร์หอยลายขาย

Translation for my English-speaking friends: 7-11 convenient stores in Bangkok have "Baby Clam Burger" for 20 baht (about $0.7) apiece.

I wanted to try it but it was sold out today.  I will go back later to check it out.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Another Great Physicist Passed Away

John Archibald Wheeler passed away today.

He was a living legend, had many fantastical ideas, taught and inspired generations of physicists including Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne.

I only knew him from his General Relativity book and his lectures about It-from-Bit.
For an example of the kind of things he imagined, check this passage from his wikipedia page:  ...theorizes experiments utilizing photons from distant locations in the universe, imaged using galaxy clusters as lenses, but which are detected using apparatus for quantum entanglement, thereby influencing history billions of years in the past.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


ผมทำสถิติไว้ว่ากระทู้อะไรถูกอ่านบ่อยแต่ละวัน โดยเข้าไปดูได้ตาม link หน้าตาแบบนี้:

โดยที่ YYYY = ปีค.ศ. MM = เดือน (1-12) DD = วัน (1-31)

โดยมีข้อมูลกลับไปถึง 20071216 (หรือ 16 ธันวา 2550)

เช่น เป็นข้อมูลของ 16 ธันวา 2550 เป็นข้อมูลของ 29 กุมภา 2551 เป็นข้อมูลของ 9 เมษา 2551


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Moses Has Left The Building

I only knew Charlton Heston as Moses, Ben-Hur, El Cid, the guy who found Soylent Green's secret, and the guy who fought the apes in the original Planet of the Apes, and I knew he was the president of the NRA for a few years, but I never knew about his political activities.

Although I disagree with many of his positions (like campaigning for G. W. Bush), I think this speech is pretty cool. An excerpt:

You simply disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course. Nonviolently, absolutely. But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don't. We disobey the social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom.

I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau, and Jesus, and every other great man who led those in the right against those with the might.

Charlton Heston died on April 5, 2008.

Monday, April 07, 2008


ผมเข้าใจว่าน้ำผึ้งออกมาจากก้นผึ้งและเราดื่มอึผึ้งทุกครั้งที่เราดื่มน้ำผึ้ง ผมเข้าใจอย่างนี้มาตั้งแต่อายุประมาณ 16

ปรากฎว่าข้อมูลนี้ผิด น้ำผึ้งไม่ใช่อึผึ้ง แต่เป็นอ้วกผึ้งต่างหาก