Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent doesn't work hard enough -- Sir Alex Ferguson

Pet peeve - kangaroos don't hop, they bounce. Hopping implies one leg, kangaroos bounce on both.

Websites back up now - once again, apologies for the inconvenience.

Currently problems with my web sites - it has been noticed and reported, so a fix is coming soon. Apologies for any inconvenience.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -- Dalai Lama

Q: Why do the French only have one egg for breakfast? A: Because one egg is un oeuf.

Why is it that everytime I answer the question "Why don't you just use google/apple services?", people can only listen to a 3 second response?
Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to -.-

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup. -- Suzanne McMinn

10! seconds is exactly 6 weeks, unless there are leap seconds, or changes for Summer time. But yes, other than that, exactly 6 weeks.

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Differences between computer people and maths people:

Me: How would you write down a sequence of for-loops nested to arbitrary depth?

Computer people: Why would you want to do that? Look, this is what is known as an x-y problem, let me tell you instead what you should be asking...

Maths people: Ah, yes, tensor products have a universal mapping property over multilinear maps, so just pick some coordinates and write down the computation you want. It's all rather trivial.

Cunningham's Law: "The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."

I *can* explain pretty much all of it. But as people sometimes say, just because you *can*, that doesn't necessarily mean you *should* ...

@KitRedgrave You seem to have a MBTI on your profile, have you taken the Lipson-Shiu Corporate Personality Test?


If anyone has any questions, comments, or thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

Playing with ideas for my next Maths Club talk ...


I don't think I'll get through all of that.

I've just updated mathstodon.xyz to Mastodon v2.8.0.
Release notes: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/
It's got polls, an interface to manage your follow lists, and lets us change signups from open access to "ask for an invitation". We'll do that if spam becomes a problem again (it currently isn't)

The problem with the world? Intelligent people are full of doubts, while stupid ones are full of confidence. -- Charles Bukowski

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