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@ColinTheMathmo I lived in Mexico City from birth until I was 18, then again from the ages of 23-30. I went for 12 years to a posh English-language school where all classes were in English except some requirements like Mexican history and Spanish literature. So I am native in both Spanish and English.

I haved lived in Montreal for close to a decade, so I picked up French informally from the streets. I also studied a bit of Russian because I dated a couple of Russians, in both my cities.

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Alright, let's try doing one of these .

I'm a in (can I call myself that or should I call myself an immigrant?). I like , , , , and , none of which I do professionally. I am officially still a maintainer for (free replacement).

Professionally, I work on assessments and . The details of which are rather boring.

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Let me just say this loud and clear: if there is anything I am doing or saying that is causing you any kind of grief or discomfort, please just let me know so I can amend my conduct. I want to be nice to people, and I can't always tell when I am not being nice.

🎶 UN POQUITO DE BENZINA PARA TU LINDO COCHÉ JUANITO EL NICANOR ESTA PA PRETO PARA QUE QUEDES EL MEJOR 🎵

(Note: the authors seemed to have intended this to be Spanish, but it's pronounced like half-gibberish.)

youtube.com/watch?v=IlrIRahS81

So my coworker's toddler has decided to join the movement...

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Just once I'd like to open a tech company's website and have it tell me right away what are they selling and not tell me how vaguely great and vaguely happy and vaguely awesome my life will be if I have a sales call with them.

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"I'm impressed -- her gestures are pretty much what I'd expect from someone actually teaching this proof. Did they use a math double for this scene?"

I love this YouTube comment. I want to be a math stunt double in the movies too.

The titular salamander of the lemma, front and centre. They even drew little feet on it.

Huh, the Salamander lemma:

arxiv.org/abs/1108.0958

"If you don’t like diagram chases, it’s likely that you still won’t like them once you know the Salamander lemma. The salamanders chase the diagrams for you, but you still have to chase the salamanders. I think the salamander proofs are easier to explain (once you know the Salamander lemma), and it’s easier to see where you use the hypotheses. "

sbseminar.wordpress.com/2007/1

Look at her, that actress, perfectly explaining that diagram chase. Draws the right arrows too. Points at all the right parts of the diagrams. Pronounces everything correctly. Correctly dismisses the snotty student's objections. And the other actor even calls it a diagram chase.

Was the screenwriter a grad school dropout or something?

I've wondered why does an otherwise unremarkable movie have the most realistic depiction of an algebraic . Seriously, it's so realistic that I've referred to it a couple of times to remind myself how this proof goes. Why does this dinky little movie have the most realistic fictional mathematician ever?

youtube.com/watch?v=etbcKWEKnv

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I'm an audiobook narrator on ACX and Findaway looking to build my list. I particularly love narrating books with science fiction and fantasy elements.

If you're an author looking to commission audio versions of your short stories or novels (on ACX, Youtube, or elsewhere!) I'd really really love to hear from you. I adore this work and would like to do more!

Samples: acx.com/narrator?p=A1SNG47CN6H

#writing #publishing #jobs

Mathematicians, I have a confession...

I've never actually performed a diagram chase.

But I've followed several chases, and I think... isn't there a better way? Sometimes I marvel that chases work at all, but it seems to me that they do because the definitions are all just set up in the right way. The real work was in the definitions, not in the chases.

So aren't there "deeper", more insightful proofs than the canonical diagram chases?

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