Just had a real 'my hovercraft is full of eels' moment: Mrs L-P asked me "can you take the electric toothbrush to the undertaker and say it's for the tombola?"

Happy Birthday to Theodore von Kármán!

The Incredible Machine (Dynamix/Sierra On-Line, 1993) #DOSGaming

I am regretting this

to comply with GDPR, as of May 25th, I will no longer be remembering anybody’s name, face or personal details without their explicit consent

...phew, finally a viable excuse

dear people who make product pages, please describe what your product is on the product page instead of making people infer what it is from the features section

a mastodon instance for mathematicians

it's come to my attention that some new calculators show recurring decimals with a dot above the recurring digit, instead of showing as many digits as possible. Is that true? Any idea what model of calculator does that?

I feel like LibreOffice, the GIMP, and to a lesser extent Inkscape have the same UI problems as MS Office 2003 - lots of functionality that no one can find. This is how Microsoft got out of that mess: channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/M #UX

for a,b in a group G: if ab != ba then aba != e , equivalently the proof that aba = e implies ab = ba. @ColinTheMathmo Thought you would appreciate

Back in 2016, the @aperiodical analysed the maths of 's scoring system: aperiodical.com/2016/05/the-ne
(warning: contains the hopelessly optimistic assumption that Australia wouldn't become a permanent contestant)

A website that's just on the right side of aggressively pedantic about changelogs, for developers of open source software: keepachangelog.com/en/1.0.0/

Developers:

Friend to friend: When you make a release please take a few minutes to make a human-readable changelog of what has changed since the last release?

Your commit-messages are not a changelog.

Let me re-iterate:

Your commit-messages are _not_ a changelog.

A changelog allows me to follow what you were thinking between releases.

A commit log shows me your keystrokes between releases.

I need to know what you were thinking.

Thank you.

France's entry is so forgettable I forgot I even had it playing

TexMex -> TexMicies

LaTeX -> LaTiCiEs

I've been told there are colours in this tree.

Recently I discovered a surprising fact about numbers, so I made an online web thing to give it the recognition it deserves. Give it a go: somethingorotherwhatever.com/s
A little write-up on @aperiodical at aperiodical.com/2018/05/the-in

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.

Use $ and $ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.