For Christmas 2013 bunny_hugger gave me, among other things, a present partly for her: a bottle of eau de cologne that marked my first real venture into putting anything on myself with the intent of making me particularly smell like anything. Between my using it principally on days when I'd be with her --- no sense using it if she's going to be in class until the evening by which point it would wear off --- and wasn't planning to exercise or tromp around the attic or something that would wear the odor off it's now only this weekend that I think I've reached the end of it. I must get to the store and re-stock some scent.
Also, my mathematics blog has had another half-dozen posts since the last roundup here, so let me point out the articles in case you missed the daily announcements.
- But How Interesting Is A Real Basketball Tournament? which is where the last roundup left off, at about ``63''.
- My Mathematics Blog, As March 2015 Would Have It, reviewing readership statistics from a tolerably busy month.
- Reading the Comics, March 31, 2015: Closing Out March Edition, including a possibly gratuitous mention of Richard C Thompson's Cul de Sac, and some tracking-down of that Paul Dirac quote about God as a mathematician.
- But How Interesting Is A Basketball Score? in which information theory moved on to individual basketball scores and I had to make up some basketball scores to give any kind of answer.
- Reading the Comics, April 6, 2015: Little Infinite Edition as a couple comic strips were casually throwing infinities around.
- Doesn’t The Other Team Count? How Much? in which I say how I estimate the information content of both scores in a single game, and why I'm a little skeptical of this but will carry on with the result anyway.
- Reading the Comics, April 10, 2015: Getting Into The Story Problem Edition, in which a couple of comics are about not really buying the premise, particularly of story problems.
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Trivia: To obtain a driver's license in New Jersey before 1906 required only that the automobile owner file a notarized declaration that he was competent to drive a car. Source: Wondrous Contrivances: Technology at the Threshold, Merritt Ierley.
Currently Reading: Little Zoo By The Red Cedar: The Story Of Potter Park Zoo, Kevin Hile.