Long time, no write. Some big news since the last post, I’ve accepted a Tenure-Track teaching spot at Shoreline Community College, starting in the fall. Woo! Also, Sugar got accepted into UW Mechanical Engineering! Woo! Some big new starts for both of us. The Spring term ended up nicely. At the end of April, I […]Read more "Sierpinski Gaskets and Infinite Summer"
::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, […]Read more "Making Stuff pt. 2"
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 […]Read more "Making Stuff pt. 1"
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 […]Read more "Approximating with an Xacto"
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 […]Read more "Hitting the ground running"
Okay, so I have been working through problems in Munkres and I came across an interesting problem tonight. First, a quick refresher on bijective functions. Recall that a bijective function is one that perfectly matches up elements of two sets. See ::this other paper of mine:: for a more in depth discussion. A quick refresher: […]Read more "∞ is the Craziest Number, the Craziest Number Since the Number ∞-1"
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 […]Read more "Why do I need a job again?"
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 […]Read more "Jazz for the Classical-minded"
This is my paper that I wrote for my masters, and I’m going to try to bring it back down to Earth. I’m going to try to give links to relevant topics that I think maybe need a bit more explaining. ::Let me first suggest that you read this other cute little write-up I did […]Read more "In case you were curious about Cantor Sets"