Friday, October 28, 2005

On the road again

Hey blogland, I haven't posted since forever. The real-world has been interfering pretty heavily with my blogging, but hopefully I'll get back on track a bit in the coming weeks. I've got a zillion half-written posts waiting to be finished and put out there.
At the moment though, blogging can wait. I'm in Duesseldorf right now spending a few days with my girlfriend. I'm absolutely stoked because tomorrow night I'm going to get to see the White Stripes in concert. I have seen them once before, at Brisbane's Livid festival in 2003. That was a great gig. If they pull off something half as good it will be a great night. Expect a post on this gig next week, hopefully with a few photos.
Did I mention that I'm writing this with a German keyboard, there are lots of ö, ü, äish symbols and some of the kezs arenät in the write place...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

For geeks only

Today I found The Springer Graduate Texts in Mathematics Test after finding a link to it at my mate Steve Flammia's website. Anyone who has looked at my research work won't be too surprised by the result:

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Frank Warner's Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups.

I give a clear, detailed, and careful development of the basic facts on manifold theory and Lie Groups. I include differentiable manifolds, tensors and differentiable forms. Lie groups and homogenous spaces, integration on manifolds, and in addition provide a proof of the de Rham theorem via sheaf cohomology theory, and develop the local theory of elliptic operators culminating in a proof of the Hodge theorem. Those interested in any of the diverse areas of mathematics requiring the notion of a differentiable manifold will find me extremely useful.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


My laptop died yesterday!!!!! Well it isn't dead but it will never be the same again, something to do with a corrupted registry... With some luck I'll get my hands on my new computer early next week and my work life might begin to get back to normal. Oh yea, and it'll make blogging easier too :-).

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Frisbee blogging will never be the same again...

... Now that the Ultimate Lovers have a blog. Some of ex- and current members of the University of Queensland ultimate frisbee team have started a new team blog, oh yea, this includes me.
Well, a bunch of us already wrote about frisbee on our own blogs, so it just made sense sorta to put all of those postings in the one place. So from now on I'll probably cross-post all of my frisbee stuff to the lovers blog.
I think, with a bit of time, this blog will be very cool. This is pretty much because the contributors are current and ex-members of the team. The current players are at the coalface of the Oz frisbee community, with many of them preparing for world clubs next year. While the ex-members are spread across the planet having their own, sometimes unique, frisbee adventures. Hopefully this will make for some interesting posts and discussions on tactics, training and all things frisbee related.