This morning it feels like I'm really back, after two weeks traveling, even though I physically returned last Thursday night. Friday was a hectic catch-up day with meetings and phone calls and lots (and lots!) of email, Saturday was my first day "off", and yesterday was ... Easter! (yay, complete with my [adult] kids engaged in an egg hunt) And this morning is Monday, and I'm back. So of course I'm blogging :)
This is the week to prepare for the Apple Watch, which can be preordered at midnight on Friday night. Have you already picked out your model? (I think I have, and no, it's not a $10K Edition :) In case it is of any assistance to your choice, Apple have helpfully provided some video "guided tours".
Richard Feynman: Fire is stored sunshine. I am just now reading Quantum Man, an interesting book about Feynman. Among other things it explains the whole QED theory better than I have read anywhere else; I still think it's too complicated to be "right" (W=UH!), but at least I'm starting to get it.
And so: the Large Hadron Collider is back and stronger than ever. Now able to reach 13 teraelectronvolts (twice as much energy as before), it can help us find more massive weird particles. Quantum Man stressed the importance of experimental results in guiding theoretical physics, so these data can hopefully help simplify the prevailing truth.
Interesting: BMW can't build it's $135K plug-in hybrid fast enough. It's a beautiful car, I saw am i8 on the street in London*. And apparently quite a nice driving car too, although strictly a two-seater...
This is rather cool: A time-lapse of artist Guillaume Cornet drawing a large scale illustration of Paris. The illustration is amazing too.
Onward into the day / week / month! I have code to write, emails to send, phone calls to make, and maybe even more stuff to blog about :)