Wednesday, May 12, 2004

the world of blogging ...

As a guy who is quite new to the whole blogging world, it is quite easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of it all ... there is so much to learn about web development (RSS, MT, WP, etc etc - and a whole lot of jargon that goes with the world), and plenty of ideas on how one's blog can be made to evolve - as i am finding out right now. but i suppose its best to start slow and steady rather than get too excited and lose steam quickly.

i was thinking of a suitable name for the blog, and couldn't come up with something catchy enough at that instant ... there was a copy of 'transport phenomena' by bird, stewart and lightfoot (a bible for all chemical engineers) lying around on my desk, which caught my eye - and there was a name for the blog ... on the same note, decided to locate the blog here. an extremely geeky move in my opinion, but what the heck, as feynman would say "what do care what other people think"! and then comes the blog quote - by Lewis Richardson, who used it to describe the process of energy dissipation in turbulent flows. On a different note is a similar one with no connection at all to turbulent momentum transfer - by Augustus de Morgan (A Budget of Paradoxes, p. 377) :

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on;
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on ...

on a last note, i tend to type in lowercase for the most part ... so if you have a problem with it, just let me know by dropping a comment ... not that i will change it :), but your feedback will be appreciated!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And you broke the link on my blog while doing so!!!

:-) hehehe...

it's ok now, I changed it... :-)