Friday, January 30, 2015

WotA Weekly #1: Fae-Killers

Hi folks, here's the first of my new blog series. I decided to focus on WotA's versions of leprechauns and redcaps as it illustrates how WotA digests old myths and legends.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2015: WotA, short stories, mathematics, consulting,

You may be questioning a 2015 blog on one of the last days of January but you'll be OK, manage your inner naysayer.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Revisiting the not-so- Amazing Spider-Man 2

There'll be spoilers here. I mean, whatever's left to be spoiled after one of the worst ad campaigns I can imagine. Literally EVERYTHING was given away in the commercials, even some scenes that didn't make it to the film. I suppose that's a spoiler too.

So I watched the Amazing Spider-Man 2 again tonight. I promise I'm not a masochist, really, but it's Spider-Man.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Yes Virginia, multiplication is repeated addition

In my opinion, it's pretty stupid to not acknowledge this fact. Multiplication is repeated addition, it works perfectly fine as repeated addition, and that is just as true for natural numbers as it is for rational and irrational ones.
What's 3∙4? 4 + 4 + 4
What's 3∙2/7? 2/7 + 2/7 + 2/7
What's 1/2∙4?  Count four half a time, 2.
What's 1/2∙2/7? Count 2/7 half of a time, 1/7.
What's π∙3? 3 + 3 + 3 + (π - 3) ∙ 3, which is the irrational bit of pi times 3, so count 3 the irrational bit of pi times. 
. . . err, yeah, so . . .

Doctor Who Series 8 Finale Lookback


So vamoose if you don't want to be spoiled. Spoilers after the jump:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thoughts on Zelda 2014-2015

First, I love the Legend of Zelda. My only tattoo is a Triforce and my next tattoo will probably be heart containers. That said, the upcoming Zelda for the Wii U (2015) marks the first time since the Gamecube that I've owned a current Nintendo system when a Zelda game came out.

I've made a playlist of the current game footage and will update it when I see new videos:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

thoughts of the day

This week I somehow managed to pull three all-nighters.

There was some blank spaces in there where I'm pretty sure I lost consciousness or at least all rational thought, but I pulled through it and thankfully had most of a weekend to coma my way to functioning again.

I'm pretty impressed that my almost-30 body was able to do something that I doubt I would have been able to do as a teenager. So yeah, go me.