This predates my Mastodon accounts but it ought to be on here so here it is: my interactive blog about the domino computer.
This embroidered computer is lovely. I think it works by the gold coils over the large beads being magnetically drawn to one side or the other of the base — and therefore making different connections — depending on whether or not a current is flowing through them.
This is lovely, an interactive demo of Fourier transforms
This is so cool: a 3D star map of word meanings.
Words with similar meanings are closer together and joined by edges.
Eleven in "equalling ten plus one" shocker
I don't think they're on Mastodon, but Will's talk is on YouTube now:
Agonising over what font to use? @Pecnut answers your prayers in this blog post from the archive: http://chalkdustmagazine.com/blog/is-there-a-perfect-maths-font/
Here are my notes from #MathsJam this year.
I have built this game, or perhaps these games. They are isomorphic action games — so by playing one, you automatically play the other.
The prototype was for #0hgame so all in all this is about 2½h work — 1½ if you consider the clocks went back halfway through.
I just had, for the very first time in my life, super-cooled water in a bottle just spontaneously freeze on me.
The kind of stuff you only see in science Youtube videos.
And yes, it is every bit as surprising and awesome as those videos suggest.
I literally cracked the top of the water bottle, and started to pour it into my mug, and it froze from the neck up.
Still shocked at this. Nature's freakin' bizarre.
What, really, has happened to the web?
(RT from birdsite)
If you start counting from zero your lips won’t touch until you reach 1 million.
Somewhat improbably from the b3ta newsletter, a Sierpinski Triangle-based game:
Move the mouse to set the zoom centre; try to zoom as far as you can without losing the fractal off the sides of the screen.
I guess you win if you find a point that's in the set so good luck with that.
Manchester MathsJam regular and occasional tamed programmer for the Nerds
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