### Extending An Existing Theory WAY Too Far

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### Wordpress.com sucks

I can’t even have Markdown. Screw this, I’m moving to Jekyll or something similar. I only have static content anyway.

### Traffic in Vietnam

It’s like watching a live show.

### Neovim is amazing

More to follow.

In the spirit of Christmas, we’re going to talk about gifts (Look at me, using “we” outside of a math paper, where it’s the norm for whatever reason).

### One Person's Trivial Is Another Person's Life Work

Running the following command in Haskell gives the natural log of the integers 1-1000. It runs in about a millisecond.

### Why Paying for Things Is a Better Idea as You Get Better Off

Recently, I was forced to go to the post office in person to pick up a package. Reading that last sentence out loud is a bit of a tongue twister. Anyway, the lady in front of me in the line needed to send out a package but had forgotten to tape it, so the post office employee asked her if she would like to buy some tape for 3 dollars.

### Halloween

It’s funny how your perspective on Halloween changes as you age.

### The Brave New World of Newlines

If you’re writing online, for God’s sake use a newline to break a paragraph rather than indent.

### One Benefit of Functional Programming

Learning Haskell made me a hell of a lot better at type checking, which also made me better at my math classes. Now I just wish Python’s type annotations were more commonly used.

### Evaluating Willingness to Change

The best test of whether someone is fundamentally capable of changing is how they handle suggestions that they admit are good.

### The Intrinsic Value Myth

I’ve heard people object to Bitcoin (and cryptocurrency in general) on the grounds that is has no “intrinsic value”.

### The Times Are Changing, or Not

Today on the train, I was listening to an old lady.

### Writing Well Takes Effort

Writing complicated prose is overhyped. Far harder is taking your ideas and putting them into concise, simple, and short form takes real work.

### Algebraic Topology Books

There are way too many of them. My class is using 4 to teach the introduction to the subject.

### Soap and Shampoo Are Unnecessary

Last December, I heard that shampoo makes your hair worse by stripping the oil that’s normally produced in it. This causes a variety of hair related issues.