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.

Fortune favours the lucky.

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:

solipsys.co.uk/new/TheForeAftT

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.

Every time I run into this in our code I crack up.

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. bunny.nipple.solutions

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.

Help??

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:

solipsys.co.uk/new/TheSideways

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

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.

Use $ and $ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.