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What’s Fractal and What Isn’t

Some comments on Ron Eglash’s very interesting TED presentation on the concept of fractals and and the history of their investigation in math and science, with special emphasis on Ron’s investigations into African village design. I hope these notes don’t … Continue reading

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Dada Canto #59

We are all the food. Food? Who needs it? Well. I am not going to be able to do much of anything without a spoon. Meaninglessness is, but is Loch Ness meandering less? Guns don’t kill people: artists make nothing. … Continue reading

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More on Self-Publishing

[This posting originally appeared on the Authors Guild forum. Since that’s exclusive to AG members, I reposted it here for my blog readers.] Several years ago, when Print On Demand (POD) was becoming practical, I started my self-publishing “company” — … Continue reading

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UNIFY — an amazing new software-synth host

I almost never review products here, but UNIFY is an exception. Technically, UNIFY is a software application that lets you mix and manage one or several software music synthesizers. If you’re not into that kind of thing, then this review … Continue reading

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Finally, the obvious boomer.

I’ve always been annoyed when people younger than I identify “the sixties” with the stupid memes of Nehru jackets and bell-bottom jeans, etc. What I remember was that Time, Inc., coined the terms “hippies” and “flower children” to fabricate News … Continue reading

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Buckyball Neodymium Fidget Magnets Don’t Last Forever

Apart from the furor over the dangers of allowing small magnets into the hands of children, there’s a less-known issue with these intriguing fidget toys for grown-ups — they spontaneously self-destruct.

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Numerology, or Something

Someone recently referred to Numerology as a branch of mathematics. I 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 finding … 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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