Voter Turnout for California

I, along with approximately one third of eligible California voters, decided to vote yesterday. I am not particularly interested in a high voter turnout. I believe people who are pressured to vote because of "get out the vote" campaigns only end up diluting researched opinions with random noise.

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Playa Events for the Watchless Adventurer

Burning Man is coming up, and unfortunately I wont be attending this year. However, over the past few years I have found that part of what I enjoy about Burning Man is being free of schedules. I have also found, however, that I occasionally want to go to a scheduled ...

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Salesforce Revision Control and Deployment

I've been doing some work on communication between our company's learning management system and salesforce so that we can tie a client's training into their customer and partner management systems. I had done a little work with salesforce in the past, mostly on accessing data via their ...

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Answer to Facebook Question

I was recently asked on facebook:

Professor, I have a question about photons. Photons are packets of energy that have no mass, correct? Also sunlight has been calculated to have mass and Einstein's theory of general relativity relates energy and mass. How is then possible that photons have energy ...

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Analog Circuits: Fading LED Hat - Part 1

Introduction

Over the last few years LEDs are becoming much more common at Burning Man. This is generally a good thing, as it means we are likely to (hopefully) see fewer glow sticks left lying around the desert. Unfortunately, most of the LEDs on the playa tend to be of ...

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Test of Math

I’m going to be adding some equations, so I decided to install MathJax. This is just to check that it is working.

$$x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^{2}-4ac}}{2a}$$

I should be able to express inline math such as $x\le5$.

I should test code too

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