Welcome to the personal homepage of...
David E. Bernholdt
This is my personal webspace, home to some of the stuff I suspect the
management at work might consider insufficiently "businesslike" to
Dilbert & friends offer many
useful insights into the "real" world. Some projects I'm involved in
are too Dilbertian for comfort. At least I know they're not the
People giving scientific talks or lectures sometimes say pretty funny things.
I've collected some of the scientific humor I've
heard. Maybe you'll think its funny too...or maybe you had to be there.
Il Destino di Grant Application, an opera about
the realities of science. This came to me n-th hand, but it seems
to have been originally published in HMS
Beagle, the online magazine of BioMedNet
- Do your company's policies on business travel resemble these?
Technology and Tools...
I just got a 3Com Palm III (aka Palm Pilot), and
it seems like an excellent replacement for my old paper calendar, addressbook,
I use Linux for computational chemistry software
I've made some notes of my experiences
producing multi-platform CD-ROMs of web-based educational material.
I used to live in Cortland, NY and although otherwise wonderful, as far
as the Information Superhighway is concerned, it was like living in a shack
at the end of a dirt road.
- Somewhat to my surprise, Knoxville, TN, with an order of magnitude
larger population than Cortland also has its share of dirt roads on the
We like to travel, and one of our major goals is to visit all of
the UNESCO World Heritage sites. In recent years we have been to
Central America numerous times, including visits to many Mayan
sites. We have also taken up scuba diving, which tends to distract us
from the World Heritage sites a little, but is a lot of fun. When I
get some time, I'll expand this section.
Other items of interest (or not)...
- With so many weather sites on the Internet, you don't even need to
look out the window any more, much less go outside! Check out this
sampling of the Knoxville area weather.
I strongly support public broadcasting, both TV (PBS,
locally WKOP/WSJK) and radio (NPR,
locally WUOT). When I had a very long
commute, I was a member of three public radio stations: WSKG
(Binghamton), WCNY (Syracuse), and WRVO
All of the universities I have been affiliated with have had
as their colors (Illinois,
how many other schools claim this strange combination of colors?
Even Tennessee, with which I'm
affiliated by marriage is orange and white!
Puzzle 1: At one point, I had computer systems named Columbia,
and Yakima for the three rivers that intersect where I used to live.
Can you figure out where?
Puzzle 2: I have another machine named Oppenheimer. Its named
for a beach, which happens, in turn, to be named for a physicist. Do you
know where it is? I wonder how many other places are named after scientists?
Non-hint 1: The USGS
GNIS isn't much help on this one, especially as they don't seem to
catalog many beaches. I guess you're on your own, sorry.
Puzzle 3: Besides Oppenheimer, my wife and I also have
computers named Drunk, Hawksnest, Jumby,
Columbier, and Saline, also named for beaches we've been
to. Do you know where they are?
Last updated $Date: 2001/10/08 20:25:38 $