Alan Dove

Collector of miscellaneous skills

I wanted to log a couple more hours of flight time this week, but couldn't decide what to do. Practicing the same maneuvers over and over gets old, and I didn't have a specific place to go. Then I remembered what Boeing pilots did recently when they needed to test the engines on their new 787. Giv...

While clearing out some old files, I found a folder full of strange artifacts from the late 20th century: personal letters. Being just barely older than the Internet, my generation was the last to use this medium as a standard means of staying in touch. Even when I was in my 20s, long-distance phone...

Welcome to the new site. A little while ago I decided that Wordpress had become a bloated monstrosity, so I moved the blog to a static site generator. I really liked a lot of things about that platform: it was self-archiving, stable, and very easy to maintain. Unfortunately, it introduced a tiny b...

Celebrating the grand re-opening of my science blog, I've gone all mystical and weird in a new post. Enjoy.

If you're anywhere near western Massachusetts and looking for a fun, welcoming environment in which to play Magic: the Gathering on Friday nights, check out the Pioneer Valley Planeswalkers. The only downside is that I might be in your draft pod, screwing up the signals.