Meh… Sometimes when you’re busy, you just have to let a few things slide, promising yourself that you’ll take care of them later. Sometimes, of course, when you take care of those things later, you realise that you have quite a lot to do. Some days, like today, you seem to spend so long taking care of those things that it takes you a while to get around to doing what you planned to do in the first place.

Does that make sense?
Probably not. Suffice to say that today has been a day of sorting things out.

On a brighter note, I’m at a nice waypoint in my studies, which means it’s time to take stock and make some plans.

Stuff to do:

(And yes, I do often use Wikipedia as a ‘diving platform’ when I’m reading about new things!)

I also have a couple of miscellaneous links to randomly read about…

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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  1. invaderxan says:

    The University network, I think, has Gaussian, Spartan and MolPro… Probably a couple of others too.
    Which program do you like best, out of interest? And do you know if there are any half-decent free/open source ones I could install on my laptop? :)

  2. Ahh… DFT calculations…. do you have Gaussian or Spartan you’ll be using for those?

  3. invaderxan says:

    Heheh… Hey, it’s cool. It’s the thought that counts! :)

  4. pax_athena says:

    Awwww… I’m so sorry! *hides under her table*
    I automatically assumed that the pdfs were in English – it’s been a while since I’ve done them and somehow I assumed that I did them in English T_T I should have re-checked it!

  5. invaderxan says:

    Ooo… Thank you. Just one problem though — I don’t speak German. :P
    (Though one of those pages does have a PDF in English).
    Yeah, IDL looks extremely useful. My officemates all love it!

  6. pax_athena says:

    Those days are not nice – but they are part of what we do, unfortunately…
    I’ve learned IDL with these notes here: http://pulsar.sternwarte.uni-erlangen.de/wilms/teach/data/index.html
    Perhaps it will help you :) It’s actually a nice programming language, with a very good reference handbook!

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