Never interrupt an opponent in the process of making a mistake -- derived from a quotation attributed to Napoleon.

The difficult thing with quotes on the internet is verifying them -- Abraham Lincoln

Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment.

Research shows that 6 out of 7 dwarves are not Happy, and over 14% of them are actually Grumpy.

There's a fine line between numerator and denominator (and it's called a 'vinculum').

The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed. -- William Gibson

Procaffinating: To delay or postpone action; put off doing something until you've had coffee.

My latest bloggy thing - exploring and explaining tidal forces:

As always, comments and criticisms welcome.

@ColinTheMathmo Oh, 'twas my pleasure. Quite literally, as your diagram provided me with an incentive to figure out how to use cairo from Haskell.

As Easter is coming up, I'd like to take a moment to say that bunnies are cute but also huge dickheads. They're rarely docile and cuddly and will absolutely destroy everything you love.

They live 10+ years, cost as much as a dog, and need a lot of time and attention. 75% of rabbits in the UK are neglected and many bought at Easter don't even make it to a year old.

Know what you're getting into, or stick with chocolate.

Q: What do you get when you cross a mosquito with a mountaineer? A: Nothing - you can't cross a vector with a scalar.

So I'm moving up to Edinburgh in the next three months. Do I know anyone connected on Masto who lives up there? :)

Would love any advice you have!

A request for those into both maths and technology - I need a diagram with an ellipse & a circle, each of the same area, the circle centred on one of the foci, & the ellipse a little eccentric, but enough to be clearly different from the circle.


I can draw an ellipse, & I can probably work out where the foci are, but getting them honestly of equal area is trickier. Ideally a diagram showing a family of ellipses of equal area, sharing a focus, including the circle, would *also* be good.

I was obliged to be industrious; whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. -- J.S.Bach

Medicine bottle: 'Keep away from children.' ... Excellent advice.

Some passes of the visible from the UK overnight - I'll tweet/toot warnings closer to the time

My latest bloggy thing:

As always, comments, thoughts, criticisms, and feedback, all welcome.

Have to say that this "one blog post per week" is a brutal schedule.

Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. -- Roosevelt's Law of Task Planning

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