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.


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

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

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

  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 ...

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

  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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