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This predates my Mastodon accounts but it ought to be on here so here it is: my interactive blog about the domino computer.

For some reason I have built Conway's Game of Life in Baba is You.

My latest bloggy thing:

https://www.solipsys.co.uk/new/TheSidewaysTide.html?sc15m

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

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

Also, here's a maths puzzle for Ο-day:

Adding the brackets from this Alex Bellos column https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/11/solve-it-can-you-speak-yoda-how-to to the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 β

[1, 2] β 12

β¨1, 2β© β 21

β¨[β¨1, 2β©, 3], 4β© β β¨[21, 3], 4β© β β¨213, 4β©β 4213

β¦we can make any number except 2413, and which other?

I wrote a thing for the Aperiodical:

https://aperiodical.com/2019/03/buzz-in-when-you-think-you-know-the-answer/

This is a nice little trick but a bafflingly poor article. How can anyone write an entire article about a single tweet without having understood the tweet?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/mans-brilliant-maths-trick-means-14099670

This would make a strong contender in the MathsJam bake off.

Also v good doggo in VR, which is a plus

https://youtu.be/TCwQweljegc

Try it for yourself at http://www.michaelwoodard.net/hypVR-Ray/, it even works on phones!

Hereβs a video on simulating a non-euclidean space in virtual reality with ray marching. This project is joint work with Michael Woodard and Roice Nelson. https://youtu.be/ivHG4AOkhYA

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 β and therefore making different connections β 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.

https://anvaka.github.io/pm/#/galaxy/word2vec-wiki?cx=50&cy=-2945&cz=4625&lx=-0.8220&ly=-0.0902&lz=0.2322&lw=0.5121&ml=300&s=1.75&l=1&v=d50_clean_small

Eleven in "equalling ten plus one" shocker

https://www.shortlist.com/news/maths-multiplication-trick-hack/377989

Manchester MathsJam regular and occasional tamed programmer for the Nerds

Joined Apr 2018