I’m “the” Waffle’s Crazy Peanut. I’m an undergrad student in Aeronautics. Though my academic syllabi are quite inclined towards the engineering side (forced by situation), I’m a crazy amateur and an intense Physics lover (and of course, a geek). And, I love to explain “whatever-I-know” stuff to other people.
I like interacting with online users, and I’m totally open to any suggestions for my improvement (But, please don’t hate me if I don’t respond to a comment – I will, if that really requires a reply)…
What do I do?
I spend most of my time reading stuff (to which I’m addicted to). Being an avid self-learner and a physics enthusiast, I review Q&As at Physics Stack Exchange. And, I juggle when I get bored of my computer. Apart from these, I play games (mostly FPS, Puzzle & Action), code in Python, LaTeX, Mathematica, and sleep for the remaining few hours.
I like open-source software development, as it’s definitely a great way (in my experience) to amplify your coding skills. I participate in the Mozilla community (trying to fix some bugs most of the time along with my kind mentor), and it’s the most welcoming community as far as I’ve seen.
Despite these, I have some blackouts. I mean, I have ridiculous memory losses. So, you can often hear, “What did I think just now?, What was I saying right now?, Where was I? I thought of something… But, err… I forgot”, etc. kinda phrases from me.
I don’t give much importance to my academics (obviously), as I’ve already begun to hate “Engineering” which I believe is due to our educational system, currently (for more than a decade) affected by a diabolical, cruel, pedagogical virus. While my fellow students who’ve gotten used to this scheme can rote everything mercilessly, I can’t even digest a single formula (due to my low IQ or something)…
Don’t understand my belief? I’ll quote from Chris White’s (a friend from SE) meta post…
I’m a firm believer that students are never truly learning unless they are challenged to the point where they struggle with the concepts. After all, learning is about thinking in new ways, not about memorizing facts, formulas, or even procedures for solving problems.
Why do I blog anyway?
There are a lot of online communities out there to address “what I write here”. Then? I’m also aware of the fact that people don’t really have enough time to read your blog posts, because it’s just another stupid blog. Then? Physics is something which people
barely like mostly hate subject, as they think it’s tough, boring, not useful, etc. Then why the heck do I have to blog? (says my pessimist)
Well, what do I care what others think?. I don’t expect anything from anyone. I’ve always pursued my happiness and I will. I believe that “one can only get smarter, by playing a smarter opponent“, I’ve already got one for myself lurking in my own mind to play with (where problems start in the first place)…
Though the major part of my goal is to teach Physics, there’s a “selfish part” on the inside, that I always wanted to evaluate myself. As I don’t want myself to go wrong (anytime), I do all the research – quite a lot about that stuff, talk with my fellow members, etc. before I blog about something. So, this art of blog-writing can help me grasp stuff much better… (says my humble optimist)
I’ve currently paused answering questions at Physics Stack Exchange (but, my contribution will be never-ending). How many days can someone write… write… write… about the topics which he came over & over again? Well, if you keep writing all the time, then you do have to stop somewhere, right? So, I’ve decided to update myself for a while… In fact, that’s also what my favorite quote from Kali linux implies – “The quieter you become, the more you’re able to hear!”
Anyways, here’s my blog, where I’ll be writing articles on topics which I feel would be a good read to everyone.
Why “Arrow of Time”?
It’s a simple physical concept which basically says that the past is different from the future, that the T-symmetry (applicable to most of the microscopic physical processes) can not be applied to macroscopic phenomena. For instance, we can remember the past, but not the future. So, this arrow always points from the Past → Future throughout the whole observable universe.
Anyways, the intention of choosing that name is to show off that each subsequent post would’ve been improved in some way. And, I’m a good believer that nude physics is comprehensible, easy to grasp and tasty, compared to the one dressed with “yucky” math. Okay, does it mean that I’ll always be talking about Physics?
Well, Gimme a break..!!! I don’t always have physics topics with me. I do post other stuff (rants too!). Like I’ve said, every post will be a good read…