Back From Winter Break! … Make Brain Work …

Well, I’ve been absent from the blog the last few weeks on account of my being completely melded into my couch.  I tried to free myself, but my efforts were to no avail.  And since I don’t have the interweb at home (I don’t have cable either … I live in the dark-ages) I spent my time reading and drinking tea.  Every day I felt more and more like an aristocrat.  I even grew a beard!

But, the term has begun again, and with it, a new sense of invigoration.  And I am happy to announce that I am at last free from the clutches of the couch.  We had a good battle, but in the end, I won out.

Now … 2 + 2 = ?

Happy Agnostica

Today is Quantum Mechanics Day – the first day of Agnostica! On December 14, 1900, Max Planck presented experimental data at the German Physical Society and said that it could best be explained if energy existed in discrete packets, which he called “quanta.”

The holiday of Agnostica is an invention of Darren Bleuel, author of the comic strip Nukees. And quite a fun one with many traditions that span at least a couple of years! (My favorite being the Möbius-strip chains!) As it says in the banner on his site, “For anyone who has calculated Santa’s airspeed…”

ex animo-


Math Rap: One Geometry

Oh, ya! Poincare! Here’s a link to the Lyrics.

He’s just an unemployed don who’s living with his mom
But his name is Perelman and he’s got it going on!

Amen, Brother.

(Hat tip: N-Category Cafe)