Friday, February 02, 2007

Cast a Wish

From Folly (via randform). Pull on the little triangles to read wishes. To cast a wish, type in letters - they should appear on the ribbon under the tree. When done, click on and pull down ribbon. Aim at tree. If your wish hits a tree node, it will get saved. If applet doesn't work or runs annoyingly slow, go to this page.

Update: I removed the applet do to copyright reasons. Please click on the picture below to use the wishtree.



After a day of wishing, I found a couple of new wishes on the tree :-)

  • I wish I understood quantum mechanics
  • I wish there were more women in physics with me
  • I wish I my paper got published
  • I wish I knew how to quantize gravity
  • I wish my proposal was accepted
  • I wish I could travel faster than the speed of light
  • I wish there was more funding for fundamental research

And here's the one I cast: I wish all these wishes became true.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely. Thanks so much. There's everything in this tree, humor, pain, lonelyness, dreams.

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  2. Wow, that is so cool! Now, what should I wish for?

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  3. an extra dose of happiness for the world on the coming weekend?

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  4. Bee if you could travel faster than the speed of light, where would you travel to?
    PS - even if you were wearing goggles, travelling at the speed of light, everything around you would be a ...

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  5. I can't find my wish from yesterday. lol Guess I'll have to make another one.

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  6. Bee, Thanks for the story of Thor in Germanic mythology.
    You know, if you weren't already a married woman, I would simply be unable to resist or stop myself trying to whisk you away or whisk you off your feet, faster than the speed of light

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