All Possible Fretboard Positions

tl;dr: The fretting shell program on github. For a while now, I have been burning with a desire to see (and practice) every playable guitar fingering position, in a mathematical (not musical chord based) order, for any arrangement of fingers.

Primes, Gaps & Gaps of Gaps

tl;dr: Code and Visualization of the prime “gaps of gaps” table The prime number sequence fascinates me.  I am not sure why but exposing properties in it is exciting.  Even if they are mundane and “obvious to everyone else”, the fact that I can answer questions visually, sometimes thrills me. * Update below

After over 15 years of solid LAMP development with Perl and friends, I have finally started to use Python – both as programmer absorbed with the syntactical nuts and bolts, and as scientist manipulating and visualizing data. Frankly, it is exciting.

Visualizing US Presidential Elections

I am a curious cat by nature, and a visual one at that, so back in 2012 I made a little scatter plot of the popular votes in the recent presidential election… { “tl;dr” : “ & 1900 to 2012 elections” }

Musical Deltahedra

One day I became curious about musical triads (three note chords) as geometric triangles. I speculated about the actual sizes of the sides, given the intervals between the notes at the corners. Then, in no time, I was off day-dreaming about wobbling, vibrating triangles and string theory…

Sundays are for Studying

For a while now, I have been studying the properties of physical knots with respect to tightening.  It all started when I saw the Terry Moore TED talk on How to tie your shoes and the weak vs strong form of the simple shoelace knot.  Today I found this handy paper: A 2-Chain Can Interlock with an Open […]

Secrets and Paranoia! Oh My!

Of all the news I have read about private citizen data being “collected” by the NSA and other government agencies (both domestic and foreign), no one has mentioned that this data is susceptible to leaking *from* those agencies. All the stories I have read point out that governments are violating privacy and specifically the American Bill of Rights by collecting and retaining this […]

Up and Running!

What follows are the sometimes gory, sometimes paraphrased details of creating this very site, on my trusty 13″ MacBookPro, As with most of life, there is more than one way to do it. This is one.