Gabriel's shared items

Monday, December 29, 2008


A documentary about life in the Palestinian territory... My heart goes out to the kids in the video. without a future, and in such a claustrophobic place. the video lets one into the psyche of the Palestinian people, and why they behave the way they do.

Also read about a physics professor, Ghassan Andoni at bir zeit university

It's impressive that they have such a decent maths and physics program despite being in the midst of the conflict and isolation.

Friday, December 26, 2008

why hughes hall sucks

because when I am unable to derive a and a+ when it is stated in a book that "the inverse expressions for a and a+ in terms of phi and pi are easy to derive but rarely needed", I have no where to turn to, and despite having taken the course the entire term, I do not yet know the answer, and it turns out that I require it to prove a set of important equivalence. damn it.

for my geeky friends

a couple of xkcd comics that made me laugh... tag if it made you laugh too...

Interview with David Marhsall

just stumbled across an interview with David Marshall on the web. Looks like minister's pay was already an issue way back in 1994.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

oh yes, a self reminder -

to bring the guitar bag and a tie back with me when i return

you know i'm bored when...

i start youtubing 'jingle bells' and posting the result here...

but that guy's kinda goood.

great circle of life in action

Comic Relief

Found a great website for comics, after xkcd - this.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

sick. and miserable

arh down with fever and headache just when i could least afford it. not able to sleep, yet not able to work.

left with two example classes and the project plan, and found that my supervisor is away in pueto rico. man. need to discuss the project with him and get him to sign the project plan.

plus trying to run the simulation on my own computer, as the simulation room is always locked. but having some difficulty setting it up. arh.

lord, when will i finally see rest???

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

why hughes hall sucks

because i get stuck on trivial matters like converting from SI units to Natural units, and there is no one that I can turn to to confirm, and I spend the whole night stuck at this when there is an entire particle physics example sheet i need to complete for tomorrow.