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    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.

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  • Dreaming of a Droid

    Posted by Qrystal on November 14, 2009 at 14:58.
    Category: Life. Tags: .

    Oh xkcd, you make me laugh so often, but it’s especially potent when the content is so timely.  Boo iphone, yay androids!

    Currently trying to resist, with all my might, going out and getting myself an htc hero. However, I can’t quite pin down why I’m resisting so much.  Am I afraid it will distract me from my work?  Maybe I need to set it as a reward for accomplishing something awesome, like… catching up in my marking.  Yeah.  That sounds good!

    OK better go get marking, then!

    UPDATE:  I got the htc hero on November 25, 2010. Yes, it distracted me, but I think it mostly distracted me from my other distractions.  My uber-distractability is what’s to blame for the distractions, not the device itself.  Oh, note that I am calling it a device, not a phone, because I probably only use the phone aspect 1% of the time.

    ALSO: There is more to this comic than meets the eye… you must go to the site to hover over the comic and read the punchline!

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