Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Perhaps I have read enough materials of various kinds and lived a flow-like life enough that the encouraging insights of Flow: The psychology of optimal experience by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi appeal to me only transiently, much as a McDonald's french fry would. I get the same sense of mild unhealthiness in consuming either.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A 25-page pdf article by a mathematician on maths education and the joy of maths, which he compares to an art, but I feel a comparison to science would be more accurate. HT: Gabriel. (where does he get all these interesting things?)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spam email subject of the day: Trust in the force.

Yes, quite.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A quotable quote from D: "oh well....brilliance is in coming up with an explanation of why things don't work..intelligence is in making them work :-) "


My work computer desktop has never looked clean before now. Usually it would look like the above.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is what I would have said when I was 17, except that I was never a valedictorian and I was as yet too unformed to make those points proudly. =) I thought I was the only one and only whispered them in the corners of my mind. But this is yet another one of those things about school that people should know. HT: Gabriel.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


The long and short of why I detest pages that have Flash intros, or worse, use Flash entirely. From The Oatmeal. HT: Gabriel.

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