Category Archives: Etc

Just like Riding a Bike

I’ve been putting the old saying “It’s just like riding a bike, you never forget” to the test this weekend, having avoided that particular activity for the last 20 years. I’m considering buying a bike and doing some riding as a more air-cooled form of summer exercise, so I rented one this weekend to regain […]

Seen while washing dishes

Ice on a puddle? No, it’s salt crystals I found this morning in the bottom of my sphaghetti pot. A little bit of salty water had dried up leaving these crystals behind. There’s several interesting things about the image to me: it demonstrates very well the idea of domains – crystals started at various nucleation […]