(Saturday, December 15, 2001)
Faust has left the building! The above image comes from the play on which I wrote my final paper, the Blegdamsvej Faust, a stunt pulled at the Niels Bohr Institute of Theoretical Physics in 1933. I think the picture is kind of cute; perhaps I'll be one of those sad American physicists drinking away my sorrows when the Jesse Theory of Everything collapses like a jello mold.
There is a new friend on the website. The gull in the lower left has been replaced by the Spin of the Proton. Treat her nicely. Nothing happens when you click her, so don't even think about it, buck-o.
I had quite a revelation last night when in a dream an algebra of donkeys was carrying the Cantor set to an oasis in the middle of a topological desert of p-adic numbers. I woke up (at 3am no less) and realized how to solve the remaining problems on my math take-home. Now I only have one final left, and it happens to be for E&M. I'm hoping for sweet dreams of gauge-invariant pigeons or something equally enlightening.
When the semester ends, jthaler.net will be going down for a while. Hopefully it will be up and running in January, but no guarantees.