Hi.  For now, this is mainly a place to stick my curriculum vita.

Scientific papers (pdf):

Discovery-related: NASA Discovery Step-1 proposals were due in February 2015. My colleagues and I were hard at work writing them for several months beforehand! It's fun to think up new space missions and how to achieve the best possible science within a limited budget. Here are some of the conference abstracts describing our efforts:

I'm also working on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, which is the third mission in the NASA New Frontiers program. We're launching in 2016 and bringing our asteroid sample back in 2023. The flight hardware is being assembled now, so it's very exciting! Our PI has a blog which is probably the most accessible source of mission updates.

Other papers:

Mineralogy and thermal properties of V-type Asteroid 956 Elisa: Evidence for diogenitic material from the Spitzer IRS (5-35 micron) spectrum

Elemental composition of 433 Eros: New calibration of the NEAR-Shoemaker XRS data

Thermal infrared (8-13 micron) spectra of 29 asteroids: the Cornell Mid-Infrared Asteroid Spectroscopy (MIDAS) Survey

More (via ADS)

My adventures with Mac OS X Panther. From a Linux and emacs user's perspective.

Update (2005): Recovering all my OS X stuff after a hard drive mechanical failure. Backups are your friend. The problem, though, was that my stuff was backed up on a lot of different CDs and took a ridiculous amount of time to restore. After this I picked up a hard drive and external enclosure to make my life easier next time.

Update (2006): Setting up a new Intel Mac.

Using BibDesk to organize research papers.

Work in Progress: The Average Traveler's Guide to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Printing emacs buffers with color syntax highlighting from Emacs.app.

Useful Things I Have Learned About LaTeX

The Infamous Mac PDF Font Cache Bug (comes up when using LaTeX):

Detailed explanation and fix from TeX Users Group

Quick and dirty fix:

$ atsutil server -shutdown

Getting floats to span columns and peacefully coexist with text in a two-column layout, such as an LPSC abstract:
\setcounter{dbltopnumber}{2}    % for 2-column pages

\renewcommand{\dbltopfraction}{0.9}  %% fit big float above 2-col. text

Python code to convert Firefox sessionstore.js (now recovery.js) to html.


K. 498

Here is the viola part to Mozart's "Kegelstatt" trio (K. 498) transcribed for B-flat clarinet as well as treble clef. Basically, some friends and I wanted to play this piece, which was written for violin or clarinet, viola, and piano, but what we actually had was flutes, a clarinet, and a piano, hence the transcription.

2011: now with the second movement, courtesy of Lilypond and the transcription now available at the Mutopia Project

Viola part, movement 1, for B-flat clarinet (Andante): .pdf format

Viola part, movement 2, for B-flat clarinet (Menuetto/Trio): .pdf format and .pdf including the rehearsal letters from the Schirmer edition.

Viola part, movement 3, for B-flat clarinet (Allegretto): .pdf format

Viola part, movement 1, in treble clef (Andante): .pdf format

Viola part, movement 2, in treble clef (Menuetto/Trio): .pdf format, including Schirmer rehearsal letters

Viola part, movement 3, in treble clef (Allegretto): .pdf format

The parts may look pretty messy in a .pdf reader, but they should print fine. Gv also does a pretty good job of displaying them.

K. 452, movement 3 (Rondo), clarinet part

Clarinet part to quintet K. 452 in B-flat.

K. 452 clarinet part in concert pitch

BWV 1060, movement 1 (Allegro), viola part

Viola part
Viola part in treble clef
Viola part transposed for clarinet in B-flat

BWV 1060, movement 3 (Allegro), viola part

Viola part
Viola part in treble clef
Viola part transposed for clarinet in B-flat

First Lessons in Bach

Some notes on "First Lessons in Bach"
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