# Blog

The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking to keeping a diary: “ I don’t intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God.” “Don’t you think that God knows the fact ?” – Bethe asked. “Yes” said Szilard. “He knows the facts, but He does not know this version of the facts”

### 2022-now (‘Just a Researcher’)

This series is my humble attempt to document interesting things that the internet has to offer and hopefully serve as a compass to those who wish to sail its treacherous seas.

Each blog post in this series (also called as a ‘node’) starts off with a simple topic/idea and proceeds to explore a trail of thought (e.g., what if? why? etc.). Since ideas and thoughts are not hierarchical but rather non-linear and related to each other, a directed graph is used to connect the ideas explored in these nodes and render the final roadmap.

Double-click on any box to view its contents.

Nodes:

April 10, 2022 : [bp24]: while(True): scrollScreen()
April 21, 2022 : Keeping up with research
April 21, 2022 : [wts]: astro-ph (april 20,2022 listings)
April 22, 2022 : [wts]: astro-ph (april 21,2022 listings)
April 29, 2022 : Searching for something on the internet
April 30, 2022 : On supersonic passenger jets
May   05, 2022 : How to ‘fix’ a boson?
May   08, 2022 : [wts]: astro-ph (may 05, 2022 listings)

There are a few recurring themes in this series which I have highlighted below:

• [wts] What’s the storyline?:
• The goal of ‘What’s the storyline?’’ is to build a “coherent” story out of the several astro-ph submissions. Of course, the phase space of stories that one could construct out of these papers is huge. Each post in this series offers one such realization, and I strongly encourage readers to come up with their own storylines. Disclaimer: The papers which appear here, by no means, reflect the quality of research work.
• [bp24] ‘BlogPosts@24fps:
• This is an ongoing effort to use videos (primarily shot on my phone) and music to communicate the same content of a blog post. The videos are hosted here

If you want to contribute to this series or submit interesting articles/blog posts, feel free to ping me. Cheers!

### 2015-2019

This section contains exploratory blog posts that I wrote during 2015-2019 on things that I learned and tried just for the fun of it across a few different blogging platforms. I wrote most of these posts when I was pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, so they might have a strong flavor of ‘This is why it works or This is why it’s cool’. Feel free to look around and if you find anything interesting and would like to discuss, contact me via email (153armstrong@gmail.com) or post a comment below.

A lot of people have helped me on this venture over the years and I am deeply grateful for the insightful discussions that I have had with all of them.