My mathematics blog could be on your friends page, in more forms than just being a postscript to my regular posts. It was another four-post week there, going from Sunday to Sunday, as evidenced by:
- Reading the Comics, February 23, 2017: The Week At Once Edition
- How To Work Out The Length Of Time Between Two Dates which you might someday have to do! And count until when.
- How To Use Roman Numerals (A Not Quite Useful Guide) and me talking about Cecil Adams and The People's Almanac and some of that great stuff.
- Reading the Comics, March 4, 2017: Frazz, Christmas Trees, and Weddings Edition
I've got a couple days of photos from the ballgame bunny_hugger and I went to with my pinball-and-other-things twin JIM, plus some walking about town. And after that: Pinburgh! Or, Anthrocon in the off-season.
Infield preparation. It had poured in the morning and through to about an hour before the game but they worked mightily to squeegee the ballpark dry.
Broader view of the work put in to drying out the ballpark. Note from the scoreboards that it was Princess and Pirate Day, which provided theme for a bunch of the between-innings amusements.
View from outside center field. I hadn't been around this far back of the park. On the right of the bleachers is the smokestack with a nut-shaped topping that serves as the vertical visual marker of the ballpark district.
Some of the condos built on the rim of the outfield. They're of the bright Lego block style that's the natural mode for one of the Gillespie Brothers contractors so a lot of buildings like this get put up around town. Yes, the windows are supposed to be of glass strong enough to take a home run. No idea how long you can live in these before getting sick of baseball games.
Oh, yeah, besides Princess and Pirate Day it was also ... this. I don't know, but they were having fun.
Trivia: Three-quarters of Italy's aeronautical budget in 1914 went to lighter-than-air craft, rather than airplanes. Source: Taking Flight: Inventing the Aerial Age from Antiquity through the First World War, Richard P Hallion.
Currently Reading: Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection In Medieval Paris, Eric Jager.