I have a new sequence: " a(n) is the smallest k such that k! has at least n consecutive zeros immediately after the leading digit in base 10."
oeis.org/A356739

Does anyone make a desktop printer that isn't subsidised by the cost of replacement ink?
My piece of poop Epson has drained itself of ink the last time, and even knock-off ink is £50!
At the moment I'm looking at Brother laser printers, but even they seem suspiciously cheap. All I really need is black and white. Any suggestions?

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

Today's shared birthday: former England goalie David Seaman and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. If your problem needs a safe pair of hands, or its pompousness pricked, give me a shout!

Let's all just agree that ____________ notation for division is superior because it's unambiguous

I really wish that there was an oversight committee that would get into a fight with the upstate NY Fish and Game department so that we could have the headline Police police buffalo Buffalo buffalo police

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

Today is Haskell Curry's birthday. Breaking things down into small, logically-connected pieces? It's what I do best. Let me know if I can help.

This is a shot in the dark, but I'm looking for any information about an obscure text adventure game--so obscure I don't the name or even if it had a public release.

Daniel Gasteiger was a guest on a 1986 "Chronicles" episode on macros. He demonstrated a text adventure he wrote in the Lotus Symphony office suite using macros. All we have is the single page of text from the on-air demo.

Gasteiger passed away some years ago, so I can't ask him about it. Anyone around here know anything?

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

Today in 1946, both Freddie Mercury and Loudon Wainwright III were born. I can't promise to bring A Kind Of Magic to your project that's smelling like a Dead Skunk, but if I can help, I'll see what I can do.

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

Today is the birthday of inventor Otis Boykin, athlete Bob Beamon, and singer Eddi Reader. Inventiveness? I can do that. Eyebrow-raising improvements on the best in the world? Rarely. Perfect? Never.

But if I can help, I will.

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

Today is Dorothy Parker's birthday. I can only aspire to a fraction of her wit, but I'm probably good for a wisecrack or two. Or, you know, I could do some maths if you have something curious.

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

Today is the anniversary of the first screening of The Wizard Of Oz. If you're looking for bizarre yet simple solutions to equally bizarre problems, give me a shout! I'll be happy to help if I can.

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

Today is the birthday of Paul Dirac, Sir Roger Penrose and Manjul Bhargava, who have two Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal between them. I have a medal from a half-marathon in rural Dorset that involved running through a field.

If there's some way I can help you slog through the undergrowth of a problem that's tripping you up, let me know!

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

Today is former England footballer Karen Carney's birthday. I imagine she's having a good day today. How can I help you have a good day?

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

Today in 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival. If you'd like someone to try a different way of doing things that might horrify the purists, give me a shout.

pretty maths 

I was playing with Desmos trying to draw a triangle in one line of code, and accidentally drew this en route: desmos.com/calculator/4g68z4es

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

Today is the feast day of St Eadburh (or Edburga) of Bicester, where I partially grew up*. If you've got "a bit of a mystery", hit me up. I'm here to help.

* Ambiguity deliberate.

Here's a nice inequality I stumbled upon. It's especially useful when a-b = 1.

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

Today is the birthday of Waterloo station*. If you're confused about how to get where you want to go, let me know!

* Named after a suburb, named after a bridge, named after a battle, named after a village, named after a bog...

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

Today is the birthday of Rube Goldberg. If you have something complicated that could use simplifying, send me a message!

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

Today is Helen Keller's birthday. Again, this is a "this person is a hero" rather than "I claim to be in the same league as this person" post, but if you have ideas you'd like help communicating, I'm here to help.

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