So one of the neighbors a couple houses down, for some reason, moves the car into the street ahead of snowstorms. And the wrong side of the street, too, the one with no parking signs (barely) posted. It drives bunny_hugger crazy. They did it once more for what looks to be the last snowstorm of the year. And the next day, amazingly, the Lansing Police came out, parked (in front of our house, which is why I noticed), and apparently ticketed them. I don't assert the neighborhood hasn't still got problems, but at least that's a step up.
And with that it's about time for a fresh roundup of my mathematics blog posts, if you didn't put them on your Friends page already, but why would you do that? Recent posts and I admit there've been many have included:
- How To Build Infinite Numbers, linking to Georg Cantor's original work, which was where the last roundup left off.
- Reading the Comics, March 4, 2015: Driving Me Crazy Edition because two of the comics got things wrong.
- When 2 plus 2 Equals 5, plus Another Unsettling Equation, including one equation that seems fair enough but looks wrong.
- Reading the Comics, March 10, 2015: Shapes Of Things Edition, in which I address the hot question of: are circles spheres? (Answer: it depends what you mean exactly.)
- What Is 13 Times 7? is just an Abbot and Costollo Show bit you'll probably find amusing.
- Calculating Pi Terribly was my Pi Day Of The Century entry, including some grousing and some actual calculating of pi by a terribly, terribly inefficient method.
- Reading the Comics, March 15, 2015: Pi Day Edition, more mathematics comics, including those who did something for Pi Day, which amounted to noticing that the word ``pi'' sounds just like the word ``pie''.
Trivia: The band program Matinee at Meadowbrook, running on CBS radio from the 18th of January to the 22nd of March 1941, hosted by Bert Parks and Jim Backus, and from the 24th of May to the 6th of December by John Tillman with Art Carney, broadcast swing music from Frank Dailey's Meadowbrook in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Guest bands included Bobby Byrne, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, and Vaughn Monroe.) Source: On The Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, John Dunning.
Currently Reading: Debt: The First 5000 Years, David Graeber.