Obviously posting has been slow lately. It’s about to get slower.
I’m retiring this blog.
The kids are doing well, learning a lot, and all of that. We are traveling, trying to sell our house,and dealing with other tedium. I’m appalled at the way our government is handling the economic situation. And so on and yadda yadda.
I’ve just gotten tired of writing about it.
I’d like to spend my time writing better researched posts, polishing them more carefully, and tying them together more coherently. I also want to spend some time thinking about how we can use technology to improve the education process, and start building tools and content directly targeted at students and teachers.
Of course I can do much of this by just making this a better blog, but I’m choosing not to do that. “Coherent” and “polished” would ruin the spirit of this blog anyway. This blog is about picking fights over homeschooling, calling people on their hypocrisy, and cute little “kids say the darndest things” posts.
It is also about learning — both me and the boys. The Mathematics posts are still my favorites, especially the ones collected here and the little series about the Riemann zeta function (which I really should continue).
So what is in the future for the Schmidt family?
We’re moving to Seattle where I will start working on a Ph.D. in Computer Science at UW. I am excited about getting started, and once I get established there I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say about it. In the meantime, we’ll be on the road most of the next four months, we’ll have spotty internet access, and I will squander much of that access on facebook and runsaturday. I’ll still pester some of you with my comments too, and do my best to keep up with your posts in my reader.
I do want to thank all of you who read this blog and all of you who left a comment or two or twenty. I had a lot of fun with some of the discussions and was genuinely surprised at the response I got.
BTW, if you want to buy a house in Texas, I’ll give you a good deal