Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

Today is Charles Babbage’s 150th birthday. Are you struggling to finish something because you keep getting distracted by shiny ideas? Do you need someone to communicate what your idea might achieve? You know where I am.

Oh! It’s Monday, isn’t it? That means that my name is Colin and I’m a mathematician.

Yesterday, I did my second sprint triathlon, improving my PB from 1:58 to 1:24. How can I help you improve your performance this week?

Good morning! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician. Today is the 110th birthday of the escalator. How can I help you on your journey upwards* this week?

* or downwards, I suppose.

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

This week, we’ll be 75% of the way through the year. How can I help with your last quarter?

Hello! My name is Colin and I’m a mathematician. How can I help you this week?

It's 21 light milliseconds to Chicago. I’ve got a full tank of gas, half a cup of coffee, it’s daylight and I’m wearing varifocals. Hit it!

Looking over some old posts of @icecolbeveridge I came across this curiosity:

13 cos(ln(2)) ~ 10.

Why should cos(ln(2)) be very close to 10/13 ... any reason?

Or is it "Just because"?

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

136 years ago yesterday, Arbroath beat Bon Accord 36-0 in the Scottish Cup; the Arbroath goalie never touched the ball and spent much of the game under a spectator’s umbrella.

How can I help keep the rain off this week?

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician. Suddenly the children are back at school and my brain has extra cycles available for thinking. What can I do to help you this week?

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

Today is Ernest Rutherford’s 150th birthday. How can I help you smash it this week?

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

Today would have been sprinter Betty Robinson’s 110th birthday. (Listen to this: thememorypalace.us/betty-robin ). If you’ve had a disaster and need help to turn it around, let me know what I can do!

Hi! It’s Monday, my name is Colin and I am a mathematician. What can I help you with this week? Bonus points if it involves continued fractions.

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

Forty-seven years ago, Richard Nixon realised the numbers were stacked against him. He didn’t ask me for help and had to resign in disgrace. I think that’s a lesson for everyone.

How can I help you get out of trouble this week?

Ugh, my long-standing hosting provider (several wordpress sites, but freedom to set up all sorts of PHP/Python/etc frameworks) is shutting down. Any recs for a reliable, not too expensive, alternative? (I pay about $10/mo currently).

Good morning, everyone! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician. It is 10 years since I first saw a copy of Basic Maths For Dummies (still available wherever good books are sold).

So rather than a generic “what can I help with?”, today I want to hear your burning questions!

Hi! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

If you’ve got a problem, and no-one else can help, and the A-Team is out buying a “No fools are pitied in this vehicle overnight” sticker, maybe you can hire* me.

* You don’t always have to hire me. Quick stuff? No charge.

Hello! I checked the calendar, and it is Monday. I checked my passport and my name is Colin. I checked my job description and I’m a mathematician. And, as always, I’m here to offer whatever assistance I can.

So, what can I help you with this week?

Right now, I’m putting the finishing touches on a biomechanics project to find the angles between the various parts of a leg as it exercises. I had hoped to use quaternions, but sadly Euler angles were the order of the day. It was still fun!

My name is Colin, it is Monday, and I am a mathematician.

This week, I've mainly been learning javascript libraries and trying to reverse-engineer the geometry of Wembley Stadium from photographs in the hope of pinpointing a laser pointer.

Also, here’s a fictionalised version of something I helped with last year: colinbeveridge.co.uk/how-can-i

What can I help you with this week?

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician. It is Monday and I’m here to solve problems. What can I help you with this week?

Here’s a (fictionalised and anonymised) account of one problem I cracked last week: colinbeveridge.co.uk/how-can-i

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