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My New Site!

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The new site is up and running!

I know I’m sounding like a broken record, but the new RSS Feed is:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AQuantumOfKnowledge

If you are reading this in Google Reader or some other RSS feed reader, you won’t get anymore updates from this feed, you’ll have to update to the new one.

Thanks for reading over the past year and I hope you enjoy the new site!

 

 

 

 

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THIS BLOG IS MOVING!!!

September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, that’s it everybody. While WordPress.com has been good to me, I’ve decided to move to a self-hosted site.

This will be the FINAL post for this site. If you wish to keep receiving updates (or want to become a brand-spankin’ new subscriber!)…

Update your RSS Feed!!!

 

The new feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AQuantumOfKnowledge

If you are an email subscriber, you can go to the new website and enter in your email. Of course the new site is:

http://www.aquantumofknowledge.com

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been reading over the past year! Hopefully you will all follow me to my new home.

Happy Reading!

(Note: All previous posts will get linked to the new site, so if you have linked to my site previously there should be no need to update anything.)

Follow Me on Google+!

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m not sure on the grammatical rules associated with an exclamation point following a ‘plus’ sign, but that is a topic perhaps for The Oatmeal.

I’ve just joined Google+!!! I’m enjoying it so far, though I still have to explore a lot that it has to offer.

YOU should add me to one of your Circles, ’cause as you can see on my Google+ counter on the right hand side, I’m currently showing a big fat goose-egg :(

(Note: If you are still on the old website, you won’t see this counter. Just one of the few perks of updating your subscriptions to my new website!)

So check me out. I’ll be posting news stories and stuff that I find interesting. For the full experience, remember to follow me on Twitter as well!

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REMINDER: This blog is moving! The new location is http://www.aquantumofknowledge.com/ 

The new RSS Feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AQuantumOfKnowledge

Remember to update your subscriptions! This site will no longer be supported after September 30, 2011. 

Thanks! 

Ryan

Star Trek: 45 Years of Awesome!

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

It was 45 years ago today that we were first introduced to Star Trek (not counting “The Cage”; superfans know what I’m talking about).

The cultural and even scientific implications of Star Trek are incalculable. The first interracial kiss on television was shown on an episode of The Original Series between Captain Kirk and Lt. Uhura. Current devices like the tablet computer and catchphrases like “Beam me up, Scotty” all permeate our lives today. (Although, Kirk never actually said “Beam me up, Scotty”, but I digress.)

The Original Series, as well as the later incarnations, have been sources of inspriation and wonder for scientists, engineers, inventors, writers and countless others.

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The Space Shuttle “Enterprise” was named after the Starship “Enterprise”

I’m certain that my minor obsession with Star Trek led to my 6 (almost 7) years of studying physics at the University of Western Ontario. Science has always been a passion of mine, and my life is now better for it, and I owe part of that to Star Trek.

Personally, my favourite series was The Next Generation, and I think I am in good company. TNG benefited from seeing what worked for The Original Series, and giving it a good modernization.

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I also quite enjoyed Deep Space Nine. Opinions are quite divided on this series, but I felt the main story arc was a fresh detraction from tradional Trek that it was well worth watching.

Recently, I had a rousing game of “Star Trek: Scene It?” with some fellow nerd friends. When my team did not answer the final questions correctly (did you know that Lt. Reginald Barclay was on an episode of The A-Team?) we moved on to a discussion of what each of our favourite episodes were.

For me, the episode that sticks out the most is The Next Generation episode “Cause and Effect”. The plot involves the crew of the Enterprise-D getting caught in a time loop and attempting to send messages to their “past selves” in order to break out of loop. The intensity of the episode is kept pretty high as the time loop always ended with the destruction of the Enterprise. (The episode also has a nice little cameo by Kelsey Grammar!)

So, what is YOUR favourite Trek episode? Any series, any season, lemme know!

Now, I think I will go celebrate the rest of this day by watching a few of my favourite episodes and enjoying a nice cup of tea.

Earl Grey.

Hot.

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REMINDER: This blog is moving! The new location is http://www.aquantumofknowledge.com/ 

Remember to update your subscriptions! This site will go dead on September 30, 2011. 

Thanks! 

Ryan

So Close, Yet So Far Away…

September 7, 2011 1 comment

Anyone else anxiously awaiting “A Memory of Light”, the final book of the “Wheel of Time” series?

Brandon Sanderson (who took over the series when Robert Jordan passed) has a progress bar on his website.

Which, while I very much appreciate seeing the progress, only builds my anticipation. It’s like online parcel tracking…

Online Package Tracking

The book is supposed to be done in March 2012. I guess I’ll just have to tough it out :(

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REMINDER: This blog is moving! The new location is http://www.aquantumofknowledge.com/ 

Remember to update your subscriptions! This site will go dead on September 30, 2011. 

Thanks! 

Ryan

“A Quantum of Knowledge” is Moving!

September 6, 2011 Leave a comment

I know, I know. I’ve been talking about it forever. But, it is finally happening. “A Quantum of Knowledge” is getting a new home.

I’m moving from this WordPress.com site to a self-hosted site. The advantages will be numerous, the excitement palpable, and the blog will have a shiny new look!

The unfortunate thing is that subscribers will have to update their links/bookmarks

So the new address for the site is http://www.aquantumofknowledge.com/  (I know, VERY original)

The new RSS Feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/AQuantumOfKnowledge

If you are an email subscriber, please go to the new website and fill in your email there to update your subscription. It will be on the right hand side of the page and looks like this:

Until the end of September, I will cross-post everything from both sites, with a gentle reminder to everyone to update their subscriptions.

At the end of the month, this site will go dead and only the new site will be maintained.

Thank you to everyone for reading/subscribing! I hope you will all follow me to my new home!

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Talk To Your Kids…About Star Wars

August 25, 2011 1 comment

Thanks to all my dedicated readers who have stuck with me through this dry-spell of posts.

I’m going to start ramping back up to roughly a post per day. Where better to start than a Star Wars-related YouTube video?

I know its a comedy, but it’s an important issue. Jar Jar Binks is NOT cool!