To start with a little housekeeping. I have rather neglected this blog, as the summer science exhibition rather took it out of me. I am also going to retire the unscheduled post tag.… Continue reading
I am often a bit rude about fractal art. With the right software it becomes easy to create interesting, attractive, complicated images without much thought to what is happening. It is unfair but… Continue reading
What happens when you put seven equilateral triangles round a point? Inspired by sumidiot who was himself inspired by division by zero who were making paper hyperbolic soccer balls, I thought I would put… Continue reading
Having had a couple of more obscure sites, I thought I would put in an absolute classic: The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. This wonderful resource shows the immense power of online databases. A geeky… Continue reading
I cannot resist replying to a post in Cosmic Variance: Why Can’t We Visualize More Than Three Dimensions? The comments section says much of this already, in addition to the wonderful: Your better off… Continue reading
Terence Tao has a beautiful analysis of sailing, in particular: One of the more unintuitive facts about sailing is that it is possible to harness the power of the wind to sail in a direction against that… Continue reading
Great flickr meme from Matt Jones making the rounds… it says it all, though the original is not bad.
This is a glimpse into my browsing habits. It starts with an interesting post on the Secret Blogging Seminar, on bidding games. The basic idea is to take any game, add a stack… Continue reading