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Suki the Weiner Dog

I'm a computational physicist with a weakness for weiner dogs and a strong interest in astronomy, geology, and the history of the Second World War.


Geology of the Jemez Region. My notes on my numerous rockhounding trips in the vicinity of Los Alamos, which I am turning into a book. Still under construction.

Wanderlusting. Some road trips looking at local geology. Updated from time to time.

The Online Pacific War Encyclopedia

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

Logan Pearsall Smith

And so, from the depths of my heart, I offer: The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia! The Encyclopedia is really the main reason for the existence of this web site.


Path Dependence
Path Integrals
A Short Primer on Nuclear Power
Large Gadgets:
Palomar Observatory
Mauna Kea Observatory
Las Campanas
The woes of Wikipedia
The wonders of modern medicine
U(1) x SU(2) x SU(3)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Fischer Random Chess Setup

My son is a huge chess fan. Lately he has taken an interest in Fisher random chess, in which the men are set up at random on the first rank, subject to the conditions that:

So, with a bit of PHP programming, I present two Fisher chess setups, one for black and one for white, below:


To get a new setup, simply refresh this page.

Contact Information

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And we mustn't forget ...

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