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You, a tech startup with millions in angel finance: made an app to turn handwritten maths into TeX.

Me, just the worst kind of smart alec: convinced a pen to turn TeX into handwritten maths

It feels like every other number I come across is divisible by two.
Really makes you think.

A little late to this meme; someone probably already did this one

Back in the office for only the second time since lockdown. My desk calendar is frozen in time, a little inadvertent monument to covid.

This is the closest thing to my field I could come up with... maybe it would be even better if we could change the image, but thanks for sharing!

I've just found my old mathsjam ideas file, and it had a link to Gurmeet's Delightful Puzzles page:
They are indeed delightful!

ugly parser hack 

From an old Donald Knuth paper, discovered a scheme for implementing operator precedence that was used in the first Fortran compiler:

Just do a search-and-replace of + with )))+(((, of * with ))*((, etc., then put ((())) around the whole thing. More parens = lower precedence operator. Since this is purely textual preprocessing, the compiler doesn't need to know about operator precedence after that. Surprisingly, it actually works!

UK maths pals: The Man Who Knew Infinity, the Ramanujan biopic, is on iPlayer for the next 25 days

I just misread "thanks for any insights" as "thanks for my insights" and now I have a new email signature

Made it! The tunnels felt much shorter than I expected.

Got the kinesiology tape in the way, and also popped into wilkos to get some trouser clips and a phone holder for my handlebar. Resisted the temptation to pop into Maccy D's, but might not on the way back!

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This morning's plan: 🚴 through the Tyne pedestrian tunnel, stopping at Boots on the way to pick up some tape for my shoulders

Explordle : a mixture of geoguessr and walking videos


Today, May 12th, was chosen as a day to globally celebrate women in mathematics . It was the birthday of Maryam (1977-2017), the first and only woman to win the .

Tired: hurricane season

Wired: Hot ∇×(𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫)

Big up to my university reporting an increase in our "research power" as a percentage to 3 significant figures, based on the .

As someone said elsewhere: a happy pretending metrics matter day to you all!

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