Thursday, March 27, 2008

Insomnia is not fun

The daytime narcolepsy that accompanies it is probably worse though. Ring binder indentations on ones forehead are not helpful in earning the respect of ones students.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Happy Easter! I'll be on duty at the Easter parade, hope it's not too cold. It'll be nice having treats again but it also means back to classes and such.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy American Pi Day

For all those who believe in the notion of putting the month before the day I wish you a happy pi approximation day: 3/14 as you would have it in your notation. In my world I prefer to celebrate pi approximation day on 22/7 , in day/month notation. Or even not at all, what with pi being transcendental and all that....

Mnnn Monomial Transformations....

Found a lovely paper from the 1940's detailing how monomials are made up of normal cycles and then some papers by Ralph B. Crouch(1) based on that work. Not directly related to my current work but could be underlying Ioana Constantinescu's Monomialsatz paper. Also cool and interesting :)

(1) Wonder if his middle name is Bartemius