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Just float above and stay in school.

Just float above and stay in school.

As a college student I have only been concerned about the economy in three ways: the effect it has on the current political debate, an abstract concern about the state of the world and how it will change my post-graduation plans.

I have writ before about my debates and efforts toward going to graduate school. Part of me really wants to go (what a great personal statement that line makes) while another part wants to go into private industry or government research. I know that those with a B.S. in Physics can get jobs right out of university, except it is for the practical skills like electronics and not so much the physics.

Talking to my parents and family about this I was given a good piece of advice (paraphrased) from my grandmother: The country is going to Hell in a Handbasket, maybe you would be better off, or safer in school.

Well, it is hard to argue with aphorisms like that one. (The same notion has been state graphically here)

Sometimes it is simple straightforward advice that tips the balance, so now I am about 97.2% sure that graduate school is the place for me. Especially the University of British Columbia depending on the upcoming elections.

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WordPress Photos

 

Front page color rendition is off.

Front page color rendition is off.

Two things have been bothering me about the way that WordPress handles embedded files.

The first is that whenever I start a post off with a full width photo (so all of my posts) Worpress adds an extra line at the top after I publish them. I can go back and delete the line if I edit a posted entry but there is no way to correct this before publishing.

The second is the image quality itself. When a photo is in the post the color rendition and sharpness is altered. It may just be my particular computer (G4 Powerbook) but this problem occurs in several browsers. When I click on a photo and it opens in its own window then the color and sharpness is restored. Maybe it is just me.

If anyone knows how to fix either of these, especially the photo quality one, please let me know.

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