Reading a blog today, by a mathematician called Joseph Nebus who writes about, among other things, cartoons, especially cartoons about math, my wheels suddenly started rotating. And not the kind you have to have weighted and balanced at a garage. No, this was one of those sudden deja vu things. Like, the fact that mathematicians … Continue reading Hooray For Crusader Rabbit
Today is our anniversary. And a so-called round anniversary at that. No, not parsley which is twelve and a half. (yes, I know, but believe it or not, Germans, as apparently the only ones in the world, I sincerely hope, celebrate 12 1/2 by tacking a pound and a half of parsley on the bride … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, Guys- So Which Genius Invented A Parsley Anniversary Already?
It's conference season here in Gutenberg Land. And since the U is out, but the foreign speakers, visiting scholars, and of course main plenary speakers are arriving, things are getting really hot. As in: for those who don't know about Gutenberg U, one of the most interesting facts is the symbol of the university, the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Enough With Schroedinger’s Cat Already
Here in Gutenberg Land, we have now entered the phenomenon known as the month of Möbius: The time when everything that was inside suddenly turns on itself and becomes outside. Winter iceskating suddenly becomes in-line skating, racing in huge packs of fifty or more yelling loudly as they race through the nearly dark streets. Wearing … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To The Month Of Möbius
This morning I woke up with the full expectation of writing the epos of a life-time. Well, at least having a little fun at the computer before breakfast when I opened the lid of my slider, switched it on, and discovered a fat white more than slightly disgusting worm disappearing into the crack in the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday Sunday: The Worm In The Computer
Yesterday I got involved in a sort of friendly word war. Actually, there was no war, since when someone has a great Michael Caine accent and writes about his "luvverly garden" you always finish last. Which is fine with me. The oldgit at wordpress is just too funny. And while we were tossing words about, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Summer Solstice: Like The Man Said
Yes, I know I more or less have an excuse, what with trying to get someone to ecologically drain and junk a wrecked car, and checking facts to see if I really want to drive a car painted bright yellow, with rubber bathmat sides and a name like cactus, but... get ready for it.... I … Continue reading Pi-Bald And Pi-Eyed