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Frequent readers of my blog will probably notice a theme emerging, posts named "Does \(X\) exist?...

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This article caught my attention: Orthodoxy’s Divisions Offer Glimmers of Hope for Healing With C...

At work I've been working on a bug in pxp-agent where a filesystem rename operation works on POSI...

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The phenomenal binding problem is something I just learned about. It's the problem in the philoso...

• Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe, recommended by a close friend. Going to start a serious wei...

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There's an idea I've been thinking about for almost a year now, it's a way of thinking about meta...

What is the simplest kind of space you can define in mathematics? It helps to start with a famili...

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I am going down the Grothendieck rabbit hole. Reading Olivia Caramello's Introduction to Grothend...

What do algebra, Rubik's cubes and quantum theory have in common? Start with the Rubik's cube. It...

• I've been busy on a bug at work, not much time for blogging. • On the #aliens topic, David Grus...

I am in the process of adding commenting to this blog. Starting October 2nd, 2023, after watchi...

Jeffrey Snover is the inventor of PowerShell, a command line interface for Windows. What made Pow...

Prompted by this tweet, I realized I've been thinking about forms of collectivism and individuali...

• Two days LiturgyGeek deep dive: a personal Advent of Code I said I was going to try compiling i...

Today is the first day of Advent, but the third day of Advent of Code (AoC). I'm not doing AoC th...

In my earlier post Do sets exist?, I introduced two ideas about this, personified by Plato and Ar...

Puppet is a programming language that was designed to automate the administration of infrastructu...

There are a few things going on with the UFO story that dates back to at least 2017. The story h...

You walk into a room full of confused college students, each wearing shirts bearing formulae they...

This thanksgiving follows a hard year for me personally, but I wanted to take the time to express...

Yesterday I introduced Transfinite numbers, and today is going to be surreal. The real numbers ℝ ...

In my 2023-11-18 post, Cantor's Paradise: From Empty to Infinity and Beyond, I introduced the ide...

Donald Hoffman is the psychologist who worked with physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed. One of Hoffman's ...

In my post yesterday, Cantor's Paradise: From Empty to Infinity and Beyond, I talked about how we...

In the 19th century, mathematicians sought to re-found all the ancient disciplines of mathematics...

Hacker News brought this to my attention: the command date +%s Returns 1700021943, now more than...

In half an hour I will celebrate the Rite of Admission to the Catechumenate at my church. I've ex...

Over on X/Twitter I posted this, promising to personally bring back blogging. Well I meant it. I'...