So, for pictures, how about some from our recent trip?
bunny_hugger at the fish on this adorable little Jules Verne-themed carousel we found in Rennes. The submarine, in the background, would have been my favorite seat when I was a kid. This is a small carousel, maybe eight feet in diameter.
WHY does THIS MYSTERIOUS FIGURE outside Rennes's Cinq Design Art Shop KILL The Doctor?! Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story!
From the Rennes subway system we have bunny_hugger's album cover.
And it's been another busy week on my Mathematics blog, so let me give you links to its posts.
- The Alice in Wonderland Sesquicentennial, just noticing an anniversary of a noted work by a mathematician.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: proper, the glossary project that's been dominating my summer here.
- Reading the Comics, June 30, 2015: Fumigating The Theater Edition, a comics report cobbled together despite my computer problems.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: quintile, something I'm glad I wrote before my computer problems.
- My Mathematics Blog Abbreviated Statistics, June 2015, a routine report made hard by WordPress being unusable with older computers.
- A Summer 2015 Mathematics A To Z: ring, one of the first algebra terms you learn as a mathematics major and one mathematicians don't all agree about.
- Reading the Comics, July 4, 2015: Symbolic Curiosities Edition, including the name for the division symbol, if you wondered what that was.
- My Mathematics Blog’s June 2015 Statistics, Unabbreviated, filling in the parts I couldn't report earlier because of the computer problems.
Trivia: Shaikh Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti, of the al-Azhar university in Cairo, responded to Napoleon Bonaporte's proclamation of his intention to liberate Egypt from the Mamelukes by correcting its many errors in spelling, syntax, and interpretation. Source: Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal, Zachary Karabell.
Currently Reading: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2015. Editor Charles Coleman Finlay.