March 23rd, 2006


Book search meme

Yes, I often do this kind of exercise when I see it, but I rarely post the result. This one from speccygeekgrrl.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"The Doctor stopped wriggling forward." From "The Monsters Inside", by Stephen Cole.

And sorry, slash-fans, this is one of the books that doesn't have Captain Jack in it.

Discovery of a new physical law.

I have discovered a curious effect, and I believe that I'm close to developing an understanding of the underlying mechanism. This is something that I've been studying for a while, and the effect seems to occur in a way that is consistent with the mechanism I've postulated. In fact, I've established that using this new theory allows me to make testable predictions, and I'm ready to publish my work so that other researchers can confirm the reproducibility of my results.

I can express the concept briefly and simply in Collapse )

Now all I need is a decent amount of research funding, and I'll be all set.