Daily Archives: March 14, 2002

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Community

Happy 10th wedding anniversary, Tina and John! And what a cute photo of the kids and you, John…

Physics

It’s Einstein‘s birthday today. He was born 123 years ago. A few interesting Einstein links:

  • Words of Wisdom from Albert Einstein, a collection of quotes.
  • American Institute of Physics: Albert Einstein – Image and Impact.
  • Caltech: The Einstein Papers Project.
  • PBS: NOVA online – Einstein Revealed, including a good collection of links.
  • Fun with Mathematics

    Is your date of birth in π? Okay, most people’s date of birth is, but it’s still fun to play around with the queries on the site.

    Link via MetaFilter.

    Reading

    Booklend seems almost too god to be true: It’s sort of an online library. Booklend will send the books to your doorstep and even provide an envelope for free return. You can keep the books as long as you like. Cool idea, and people seem to actually return the books they borrow.

    Link via MetaFilter.

    Spring?

    Can you believe it was snowing today? In Bonn it was just raining, but 30 km and a few dozen metres of height seem to make all the difference, as it was snowing heavily in the town where my school is. And here I was thinking that spring had arrived because all the caf├ęs in the little town had put their tables and chairs on the sidewalks. This morning, chairs and tables and the little flowerpots on top of them were covered with a few centimetres of snow.

    It’s a good thing that I go to school by train; I’d really be worrying about getting to school by car tomorrow because I just heard on the radio that it still is snowing heavily in the Eifel.