CodePen

So – I’ve just discovered/ rediscovered CodePen. To celebrate – (and mostly to test out the CodePen WordPress plugin) – I threw this together: Because who doesn’t want some Matrix-style rain on a loading page somewhere, right? The best thing about CodePen is that you can just jump in and start editing the code. You should […]

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A computational hack for double factorials

In computing, multiplication is fairly expensive in terms of processing time. This is a hack to reduce the amount of multiplication required to calculate a double factorial. A double factorial is basically the product of a series of consecutive odd or even numbers. So 1 x 3 x 5 x 7 or 2 x 4 […]

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Sodoku Prime – dancing the Latin Square

I’ll be the first to admit – I’m slightly obsessed with trying to come up with a solution to factor ridiculously large semiprimes. I’m not really a mathematician, so I have no hope of solving it, but its great for eating up any spare time I have. Most of the time, I keep quiet about anything […]

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Why I don’t enable comments

There are a couple of reasons I don’t enable comments on this website — and it’s not just because only four people have visited it, ever. Sure, two of those may only be search engines but I’m going to count them, anyway. The main reason is that this website isn’t supposed to be any sort […]

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Happy Hols!

Just popping in to say that the Branch edit is going fine, but taking a little longer than expected. Also – whether you celebrate Christmas / Saturnalia / Pancha Ganapati / Yule / Modranecht / etc – have a great one!

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