Let me introduce myself. I am David, and this is my page. I am currently a post-doc in the Haensch group at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics which is in Munich, which, in turn, is located in Germany. Click on my research page. You know you want to.

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Tropic Hunt 2006      

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Continuing interests: OS X, the writings of David Foster Wallace
Research, research, research

What happened to all those other pages? § And what about treasure hunts?


Quote of the Moment

Special Election Quotation
...Mike Murphy tells the hemispheric scrum that the Press Release and new ad reflect the McCain2000 campaign's decision, after much agonizing, to respond to what he says is G.W. Bush's welshing on the two candidates' public handshake-agreement in January to run a bilaterally positive campaign. For the past five days, mostly in New York and SC, the Shrub has apparently been running ads that characterize McCain's policy proposals in what Murphy terms a "willfully distorting" way. Plus there's the push-polling (see P. Release supra) a practice that is regarded as the absolute bottom-feeder of sleazy campagin tactics (Rep. Lindsey Graham, introducing McCain at tomorrow's THMs, will describe push-polling to South Carolina audiences as "the crack cocaine of modern politics"). But the worst, the most obviously unacceptable, Murphy emphasizes, was the Shrub standing up at a podium in SC a couple days ago with a wild-eyed and apparently notorious "fringe veteran" who publicly accused John McCain of "abandoning his fellow veterans" after returning from Vietnam, which, Murphy says, without going into Senator McCain's well-documented personal bio and heroic legislative efforts on behalf of vets for nearly twenty years (Murphy's voice rises an octave here, and blotches of color appear high on his cheeks, and it's clear he's personally hurt and aggrieved, which means that either he maybe really personally likes and believes in John S. McCain III or else has the frightening ability to raise angry blotches on his cheeks at will, the way certain actors can make themselves cry on cue) is just so clearly over the line of even minimal personal decency and honor that it pretty much necessitates some sort of response.

- from David Foster Wallace's Up, Simba!

Bonus Coverage

"Eighteen in May, Mario Incandeza's designated function around Enfeld Tennis Academy is filmic: sometimes during A.M. drills or P.M. matches he'll be assigned by Coach Schtitt et al. to set up an old camcorder or whatever video stuff's to hand on a tripod and record a certain area of court, video-taping different kid's strokes, footwork, certain tics and hitches in serves or running volleys, so the staff can show the tapes to the kids instructionally, letting the kids see on the screen exactly what a coach or prorector's talking about. The reason being it's a lot easier to fix something if you can see it."

- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, p. 55


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