Hello #math friends! Any resources (YouTube, blogs, books, podcasts) to recommend re: recreational math?
In my search to explore the lands of Mastodon, I have another account (@acciobooks).
Also, incomplete math project I did: https://mathwhiz.github.io/vectorpres/
#Python devs, stop supporting Python 2 in your new libraries. At this point you’re just enabling bad behavior.
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if someone criticised Rube Goldberg i would simply flip a switch that activated a miniature train, pushing an egg into a series of tubes that lead to a wind-up car toy with a needle taped onto it, popping a nearby balloon which caused a small weight to fall on a button that starts a sowing machine which pulls on the fabric it's sowing, releasing seven small marbles that one by one fall into a bucket, weighing it down until the frying pan it's attached to falls from its shelf and bonks them on the head
One of the most soul-crushing aspects of #math is reading the line "it is commonly known that..." in a proof and not knowing what the hell they're talking about
Re-posting & pinning my #introduction for any new folks:
An #omnipologist if you will.
There are so many of you wonderful folks that I can't devote the time it would take to keep doing individual welcomes (sorry!), but I'm still really glad you're here! ❤️
If you're into #DnD, then please enjoy this free electronic character sheet I made; think of it as a welcome present! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10kPfHbUDAklV9VC806X8YlnRYzYyuZdKkxdsNakUYjs/edit?usp=sharing
My door is always open, so to speak: feel free to @ me if you need anything, reply to any of my toots, etc. I'd love to hear from you! Don't be a stranger!
Hey, just for the entire instance and the fediverse: Just as you don't have to suffer randos jumping into your replies to 'well, actually...' you here, I would recommend against subtooting. Instead, sharpen up your de-escalation techniques and backing away from the keyboard when you get heated.
There's no need for every disagreement over how to use the platform to be so emotionally wrought, or the backlash so disproportional as to result in an entire instance soft-calling someone out.
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The folks at the cat food store gave us a gift, and I’d like to share the bounty with you.
(No cats were harmed in the making of this pic. He thought it was his new walking harness, so he went to the door to try to go outside. I took it off him, and gave him treats. Now he’s napping with it.)
When I was a student, I saw how the cryptographic protocol RSA works a bunch of times. I don't know if I was not focused, if it was fast, if it was too hard for me or whatever, but the 2 or 3 first time I didn't get anything.
The 3rd or 4th time I understood it! Now I teach crypto (in particular RSA) and it's crystal clear 😄.
Moral (I guess): don't give up!
You know, building a blog is actually pretty easy.
The hard part, as I'm learning, is usability and access.
It takes a lot of effort to make a project usable for everyday folks and not just tech nerds such as myself.
My design background has really got me through some tough spots, but making a thing functional and somewhat intuitive is, well... it's fucking hard.
Still, I'm learning a ton of shit and it's coming out very well.
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
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