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  • Technology
  • Robotics
  • Motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Planetary Motion
  • Chemistry
  • Writing

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

  1. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
  2. The relationship between an object’s mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma. Acceleration and force are vectors (as indicated by their symbols being displayed in slant bold font); in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector.
  3. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

  1. Energy can not be created or destroyed; it can only be redistributed or changed from one form to another.
  2. The entropy of any isolated system not in thermal equilibrium almost always increases.
  3. The entropy of a system approaches a constant value as the temperature approaches zero.

  1. The orbit of a planet is an ellipse with the Sun at one of the two foci.
  2. A line segment joining a planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time.
  3. The square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit.

  1. Matter is neither created nor destroyed in ordinary chemical reactions.
  2. Different samples of a pure compound always contains the same proportions of elements by mass.
  3. Elements can combine in different ways to form different chemical compounds, with mass ratios that are small whole-number multiples of each other.

  1. Don’t bore the reader.
  2. Put your characters in a crisis.
  3. Write with heart.

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Joseph Baxter, and I have been a working Cyber Security and Technology professional since around 1994. So you’ll see a great deal of tech references on this blog. And all that goes with it. Old DOS games. Geek stuff. Graphics. No real surprises there.

Joseph BaxterWhat you may not immediately expect is the audio and the writing. I’ve been writing since Junior High on a fairly serious basis. As a matter of fact, as soon as we got our first Amiga 500 I would spend many late nights–not playing games–but crafting sentences just so. I’ve posted an example of that early work (probably around Freshman in High School). It is called “Keith McQueen Saves the Universe” and resides on the Fiction Page. I actually began college as an English major. It was around then that I started “Those Who Live by the Sword” in honor of the science-fiction great, Ray Bradbury. There will be more to come — as I find them on old diskettes.

The music and audio is a re-emerging interest for me. I started playing bass guitar on a professional level around 1990, and my interest in computers lead me to Cakewalk. Cakewalk and my Gravis UltraSound 16 was a fine combination, but I needed to upgrade to some professional synth modules…and I had alot of fun until I abruptly divested myself of all of my musical aspirations in the 1997-ish timeframe. Long story.

So. You’ll find some unexpected stuff here. Keep checking for current projects as well–things like Rockets, MAME cabinets, and who knows what else.