Sorry the blog has been on the back-burner for a couple months.
My thesis defense will be open to the public: Wednesday, November 13th at 2pm. It will be held in the benson earth sciences building conference room (Benson 380) near Folsom and Colorado.
Saturday a cup of coffee got spilled on my laptop. I was thankful for dropbox, but everything seems to be working ok except the keyboard. So after I defend, look for a post about how to replace a keyboard on a MacBook Pro!