Happy day, new saree, makeup after ages. Feeling cute, won't delete. #IWear

Hey guys.

I participated in a Hackathon and we made this for all the online instructors struggling with online teaching during the ongoing pandemic.

It's just a stand to place your camera to show your writing while streaming.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.


R.I.P. Margaret Burbidge, who has passed away at 100. She was at the forefront of our understanding of at least two fields in astrophysics and cosmology. andrewjaffe.net/blog/2010/03/m

Interesting Quanta article explaining the "universal covering problem", aka finding the smallest convex region that can cover an entire set of shapes; even restricting to shapes of "diameter 1" still leaves a tough unsolved problem in


Over on that other microblogging platform, John Baez points out how easy it is for mathematical physics crackpottery to get published in a prestigious-sounding pay-to-publish journal from an actually-prestigious publisher, Nature Scientific Reports: twitter.com/johncarlosbaez/sta

In the ensuing discussion, Flavio Nogueira reports that editors rejected papers only to see them published anyway: twitter.com/F_S_Nogueira/statu

Should we start treating Nature as a predatory publisher?

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Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet.
He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.
This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

@Breakfastisready The trailer youtube.com/watch?v=82c2HDp-nt makes it look intriguing. And the fact that the Kindle version won't be released for a few more days is making me think it would be worth the wait to go for paper instead.

Reading this fantastic graphic novel called "Prime Suspects". It's all about analytic number theory in metaphors.

It has amazing one-liners like:

Today my advisor said:

Reading mathematics is like obesity. If you read too much, then it will only confuse you and will be harmful.

TeX in real world - poll 

TeX in real world - poll 

I guess I'm going to sulk about Indian politics for five more years. All my favorite candidates lost and I have a complete dislike for this re-elected ruling party. *sigh*

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