Weekend miscellany

Photography

Aerial photographs of tulip fields

Typography

Highway sign typography

Software development

To go fast, do less
If You’re Not Gonna Use It, Why Are You Building It?

Math

Sicherman Dice
Steven Smale’s list of unsolved problems

Twitter

RegexTip starts over with the basics next week.

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4 comments on “Weekend miscellany
  1. EastwoodDC says:

    I used your Sicherman’s Dice link and related information in a post of my own. Thanks for the tip!

  2. SteveBrooklineMA says:

    In high school, I spent hours trying to find two dice with the same probability as standard dice. My method was just brute force trial and error, writing sums in a 6×6 table. I never did figure it out. Much later I saw that the problem can be solved easily using the factorization of polynomials. Behold the power of math!

  3. Shae Erisson says:

    Speaking of dice, have you already seen the Mathematician’s Dice on kickstarter.com?

    They have: the imaginary number i; the additive identity 0, the multiplicative identity 1, the golden ratio φ (1.618…); Euler’s number e (2.718…); and the circular constant π (3.141…).

  4. Shae Erisson says:

    To be explicit, the Mathematician’s Dice project can be found on this page on kickstarter.com:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glyphobet/mathematicians-dice