I Am So Much Older

I'm going to establish pseudonyms for my kids for the blog, but both their names start with G and I don't want to call one of them little sister or big brother or something like that. So they are both going to be G -- G1 for the big ...

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Strega Nona 2 - How much pasta?

So last time I outlined the story of Strega Nona and Big Anthony and asked a couple of questions about the scenario. This time I want to do some back-of-the-envelope estimates of the amount of pasta involved.

First we know that when Strega Nona prepares pasta just for her and ...

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Enough Enough My Pasta Pot

Strega Nona is a delightful story -- if you haven't, you should definitely go read it. Big Anthony, who "doesn't pay attention", takes a job working for Strega Nona, the woman everyone in the village goes to for help with their headaches and husbands and warts. He cleans and ...

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Testing IPy Blogging

This is a test post. I just want to see what markdown and code blocks look like in my theme so I can start doing some analysis posts. The method for doing this comes from this notebook. I'll have to do some fussing with it later to get format ...

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Questions - March 21

  • Relating to the game 2048 and its variants (and the original):
    1. What is the highest possible score for a given number of moves? Or for a given highest tile?
    2. What is the lowest possible score for a given number of moves? Or for a given highest tile?
    3. How do memes ...
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Making a Thing

I'm working on tying together my sbg command-line / ipython gradebook with my pelican blog and class management tool and my school's moodle site to give me a simple way to manage everything in one place, and my students a simple way to keep up to date on what they need to do and how to improve

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Getting it wrong

Let’s start by giving away that the answer turns out to be 50%.

I'm teaching Discrete Math this term - Math 3020. For the first time. And since I’m a philosopher/physicist and not a "real" mathematician, it's required a lot of work. For example, writing problems ...

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