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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 2

As long as I’m still on an old school kick, let me try and catch up with all my posts from twitter! Part 1 of Old School Dungeons & Dragons on the blog can be read here. Without further ado, … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 1

In recent months, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with my early years of Dungeons & Dragons. I got into the hobby around 1981, the year that the red box Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set came out, and was a pretty hard … Continue reading

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A curious mathematical identity

Update: There is more subtlety to the infinite case, which I’ve now addressed in the post! Update 2: Learning so much messing with this! Added a bit more discussion near the end. So on twitter yesterday, the following mathematical identity … Continue reading

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The Last, by Hanna Jameson

Life has been rough lately… and by “lately,” I kinda mean the past two years, for various reasons, on and off. Because of that, I’ve struggled to focus on reading fiction, much to my own dismay. However, I opted to … Continue reading

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Vortices in beams of light and vortex coronagraphy

This past Friday, I was invited to give a talk at the monthly meeting of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club, a lovely organization that has been around since 1954.  As a theoretical physicist, I am not that well-versed on astronomy … Continue reading

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Dr. SkySkull in China, Part 4: the Shandong Museum

Part 3 in a long series of posts about my month and a half in China. Part 1 can be read here, Part 2 can be read here, and Part 3 can be read here. On my first weekend in Jinan, … Continue reading

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Dr. SkySkull in China, Part 3: Daming Lake

Part 3 in a long series of posts about my month and a half in China. Part 1 can be read here, and Part 2 can be read here. On my first weekend in Jinan I hit two of the … Continue reading

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