“I want my CFT”

I want my CFT

(sung to the tune of “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits (1))

Now look at them LIGOs that’s the way you do it
Correct the errors on the CFT
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Photons for nothin’ and your phase for free

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them bits won’t flip
Maybe trap an ion in a planar crystal
Maybe trap an ion on a chip

We gotta install microwave lasers
Custom qubit deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these Ising machines

We gotta install microwave lasers
Custom qubit deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these Ising machines

I shoulda learned semiconductors
I shoulda learned them fermions
Look at those ions, they can’t find them on the camera
Man, we could have some fun

And he’s up there, what’s that? Rad-pressure noises?
Squeezin’ on the vacuum like a chimpanzee
Oh, that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Get your photons for nothin’ get your phase for free

We gotta install microwave lasers
Custom qubit deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these Ising machines

Listen here, now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way to do it
Correct the errors on the CFT
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Photons for nothin’ and your phase for free
Photons for nothin’ and the phase for free
Get your photons for nothin’ and phase for free
Photons for nothin’ and the phase for free (I want my, AdS/CFT)
Photons for nothin’ and the phase for free (I want my, AdS/CFT)


 

Geek is in a Quantum Physics PhD program at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his department organized this 21st annual workshop during February 2019 in Albuquerque: http://physics.unm.edu/SQuInT/2019/index.php

Geek attended parts of the event in-between his classes and job teaching undergraduate physics labs.  He sent dad this humorous song summary of the workshop along the lines of others we’ve done on the blog. 🙂

1. Money for Nothing (wikipedia)

 

Found a file named “Silly Verse for James Dempsey”

awash in the miasma
of async blocks on dispatch_queues
bad data flyin’ like kids from pews
(when church lets out and they go free)
and to the console logging spews
apocalyptic, no good news
mood turning into plasma

Dad’s dad just recalled a prank I (apparently) did at a young age…

Funny to have Dad’s dad talk about stepping on Legos and then recall this other event which I swear I don’t remember doing, but I would have been younger than 7 when this is purported to have happened:

Then there was the Sat morning when I heard massive giggles from the hall,
went out to see and slipped on the Crisco-greased floor one (or both) of you
had so much fun creating…  🙂

It is amazing I survived you kids!

Gladdens my heart to hear I (with help & encouragement from my nearest sister I’m sure) was keeping him on is toes* at such a young age…  😛

Geek was so much more well behaved than I, sadly.  I have no recollection of him playing such pranks (though the empty milk carton put back into the fridge was pretty funny).

*or perhaps “off his toes” would be more accurate…

10 year old Geek explains why he does what his parents ask…

Posted this on Twitter but then realized that goes away and this is funny enough I wanted to keep it around.

IMG_2935 name obscured web

 

 

In case his 10-year-old writing is hard to read,

“I have to do what my parents tell me because they are insane and their doctor told me to humor them.”

😛

None of us remembered this but it was found during our move and gave us all a laugh.  Creative rationalization.

 

A Conversation with our Cat

On a cold snowy day in Corbett…

Me: walking by cat on way to the house for lunch…

Cat: “Meow. Meow, Meow. Meow! MEOW!”

Me: “What?”

Cat: “Brrrr.  Inside cat?”

Me: “no”

Cat: “29 degrees!”

Me: “Fur!”

Cat: “SNOW + 29 degrees!”

Me: “5x pissing on bed == OUTSIDE CAT!”

Cat: “Surgery! Ow!”

Me: “Let you back in 2 years later & you beeline for a bed.  No!”

Cat: “meanie…”

Me:  walks away to write guilty blog post

😀

Geek Song #3: The Eye of the Kernel

The Eye of the Kernel

( Based on The Eye of the Tiger)

Risin’ up, back with the 1337
Played with time, took my chances
Gamed the system, now I’m back on my feet
Just a geek and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your “indie” for money
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must code just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the kernel, it’s the code that we write
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known debugger stalks its prey in the night
And it’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the kernel…

Face to screen, code to the beat
Hackin’ lean, hackin’ dirty
The stack is odd still we’re scripting our deeds
Making code as a way to survive

It’s the eye of the kernel, it’s the code that we write
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known debugger stalks its prey in the night
And it’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the kernel…

Risin’ up, straight to the top
Had the scripts, got the glory
Wrote the software, now I’m not gonna stop
Just a geek and his will to survive

It’s the eye of the kernel, it’s the code that we write
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known debugger stalks its prey in the night
And it’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the kernel…

The eye of the kernel…

(With apologies to Survivor)

Geek Art: Geek & Dad Engine Room

Geek & Dad’s engine room.

This is the engine room here at Geek & Dad corporate headquarters…

Okay, just kidding, this is a picture I made with Bryce, a 3D modeling program which is currently free. This is the fictional engine room here at Geek & Dad corporate headquarters. Game engine room, that is. This is where we keep the game engines we’re experimenting with. Here you can see cocos2d-iphone, cocos2d-x, and Unity3D, which we’ve been considering for one of our projects.