Making Stuff pt. 2

::Quarto:: is a game that was introduced to me when I lived in Florida by my roommate Steven.  It was challenging and hard and we never really got a handle on it.  The idea is this: There is a 4×4 game board along with 16 pieces.  There are four binary characteristics for each piece (tall/short, […]

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Making Stuff pt. 1

So I’m on summer break right now, its been relaxing, or at least more relaxing than not summer break.  Unlike the other four breaks Sugar and I have had in the past year, we’ve elected to not take any major adventures, but instead stay in Seattle and geocache (even though we’ve only found two so […]

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Approximating with an Xacto

A few months ago, Sugar and I went to a museum that featured the art of ::Nikki McClure:: who does intricate paper designs.  One stood out to me in particular in a standing frame with no back allowing the light to pass through and cast a shadow.  I decided to try my hand and make […]

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Hitting the ground running

would have been a nice thing to do. First of all, Happy New Year.  In case you were wondering, neither 2013 nor 2014 are prime numbers. So life has become a bunch more geotemporally centered in the neighborhood of now than the past half of a year.  I still feel like I’m floating because I […]

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Why do I need a job again?

So today has been sort of a weird day, maybe because its been raining all day. I promised myself that I would start looking for a job today. Actually, I promised myself that I would start looking for a job yesterday, but an opportunity came up to go climb ::Buck Mountain:: (I’ll come back to […]

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Jazz for the Classical-minded

I was having some drinks with my buddy Tim recently.  Tim is an applied mathematician studying at Oregon State University (and he just got published!), but at one point his main focus was playing the cello and from what he tells me, he was pretty damn good.  The point where our interest in music diverges […]

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