Monday, March 12, 2007

In Theory, I'm Reading...

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, Daniel Goleman
How we all (most of us) supposedly have a built-in Wifi-like system for dealing with the emotional state of other people.
Gödel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter
Three gentlemen who, in their own ways (math, illustration, and music), dealt with abstract ideas such as self-referencing, loops, and self-creating systems (autopoesis).
Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software, Scott Rosenberg
Imperical evidence as to why building software (a relatively immature Discipline) can be frought with frustration, even with some of the best engineers.
Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present, Cory Doctorow
More cool science fiction short stories.
But in practice, I'm watching the HBO series Rome and the documentary, Scratch.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Behold! A New Number Series

Actually, it may not be new, but I discovered it and I hope nobody else did.
This yet unnamed subset of integers have the property where clumps of digits must be half or double neighboring digits. So for example, 2040, 48, and 63 are members. 17 and 94 are not. Here are the ones that corresponding to ages:

12
21
24
36
42
48
63
84
105

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