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Numerology, or Something

Someone recently referred to Numerology as a branch of mathematics. I definitely wouldn’t call it that, but it’s definitely in there with other number recreations. And yes, Pythagorus, like others fond of playing with numbers and geometry and such, loved … Continue reading

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Han Solo — old news

Han Solo. I’m the captain of the Millennium Falcon.You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.What? Parsecs is a unit of distance? Damn. Always thought it was time.Maybe the … Continue reading

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Note from [The Management]

To whom or what it may concern: Due to extraordinarily sustained and frantic participation from masses of readers, both washed and unwashed, for obvious reasons this blog, some years ago, entered into a state of stunned silence, gob-smacked, as it … Continue reading

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Telephodot (aka “Threnody”) / Samuel Beckett

There’s a “video” of this at Vimeo. This was my working treatment: On a distant hillside two small figures were making their way down to a far-away road. Behind them, green waves of grass gave way to higher misty hills, … Continue reading

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Plot vs Story [updated]

The post on E. M. Forster’s definitions of plot and story has been significantly updated. My position hasn’t changed (defining “story” as the factual sequence of events is inadequate), but the discussion is more interesting. Permalink to the updated post: Plot … Continue reading

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Star Warts and All

As expectorated: Cardboard characters, plugged into a recycle of the first film, with brief and implausible “plot exposition” speeches to cover decades in which a few key events must have happened but during which nobody changed or learned anything. No … Continue reading

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Windows 10 SSSD Floppy Disk Installation Notes

I was looking at this today:

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The Management Paradox

I’ve had the somewhat dubious good fortune to have spent many years doing very technical work, and many more serving as an executive. Technical work usually involves intense concentration, periods of long focus, and the ability to hold a huge collection … Continue reading

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Aluminium High-Voltage Power Transmission

Here’s a compendium of factoids on power transmission, with a little directly on skin effect (which may not be the only salient aspect). I believe that skin effect per se is due to AC. Since not all long lines are … Continue reading

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