Saturday, November 30, 2019


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker  today, quoting
the late Clive James's description of

" … an adaptation of 'War and Peace' 'Dead ground is
the territory you can’t judge the extent of until you approach it:
seen from a distance, it is unseen. Almost uniquely amongst
imagined countries, Tolstoy’s psychological landscape is
without dead ground— the entire vista of human experience is
lit up with an equal, shadowless intensity, so that separateness
and clarity continue even to the horizon.' "

X Marks the Spot

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From 'Models and Metaphors' by Max Black, Cornell U. Press 1962


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

For St. Andrew

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:45 AM

'Where or When' lyrics


Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 AM

A search result gives what is apparently the original date for
a story that Ars Technica  republished yesterday for Black Friday
(see previous post) —

Another story, also from November 25, 2013 —

Friday, November 29, 2019

Tech Drama for Stephanie*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:49 PM

* See Stephanies in this journal.
   See also Best Picture and, more generally, The Accountant.

Symmetry in Practice

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:03 AM

Some  background for the previous post

Verifying Aitchison’s Cuboctahedral Generation of M24

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:06 AM

Iain Aitchison on symmetric generation of M24

Shown below are Aitchison's March 2018 M24 permutations
and their relabeling, with digits only, for MAGMA checking.

In the versions below, r g b stand for red, green, blue. 
Infinity has been replaced by 7 (because a digit was needed,
and the position of the infinity symbol in the Aitchison cube
was suited to the digit 7).

 mu0=   (g7,g2)(r4,b1)(g6,g3)(g5,b0)

 mu1 =  (r7,r2,)(b3,g5)(r4,r6)(r0,g1)

 mu2 =  (r7,r3)(b4,g6)(r5,r0)(r1,g2)

 mu3 =  (r7,r4)(b5,g0)(r6,r1)(r2,g3)

 mu4 = (r7,r5)(b6,g1)(r0,r2)(r3,g4)

 mu5 =  (r7,r6)(b0,g2)(r1,r3)(r4,g5)

 mu6 = (r7,r0)(b1,g3)(r2,r4)(r5,g6)

Table 1 —

                0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7       
           r    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 
           g   9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
           b 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 

The wReplace program was used with Table 1 above
to rewrite mu0-mu6 for MAGMA. 

The resulting code for MAGMA

G := sub< Sym(24) |








The Aitchison generators passed the MAGMA test.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Zeitgeist Finger

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:30 AM

(A title for Harlan Kane.)

Cartoon caption from The New Yorker  issue dated Dec. 2, 2019 —

“Someday I’ll buy a little place in the country
and take my finger off the Zeitgeist.”

This (along with the previous post) suggests a Log24 search for Zeitgeist.

That search concludes, appropriately for today, with a meditation 
on giving thanks.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Companion-Piece for the Circular Rectangle:

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:30 PM

For the circular rectangle, see today’s earlier post “Enter Jonathan Miller….”

The Square Triangle

Triangles are Square

A recent view of the above address —

Enter Jonathan Miller, with Circular Rectangle

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:03 PM

The late Jonathan Miller on the existence of the soul:

“The idea of a disembodied person makes no sense
at all, any more than the idea of a circular rectangle
makes sense.”

Business Models

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:41 AM

Yesterday's post on a recent sci-fi film suggests a look at LA news . . .

From the LA Times  Monday morning —

“He was working at the Children’s Television Workshop, as the treasurer or something, and I felt that wasn’t an important enough job for him,” Fuchs said. “At that time, we were doing a lot of acquisitions so he was buying music and concerts from around the world. I once asked him how he liked it, and Frank said: ‘I don’t know. There are no answers in this business.’”

Biondi is credited with helping establish the successful model of a premium subscription channel….

As opposed to an unsuccessful  model —

See also "High Life" (from a post of April 1 this year) —

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira l’ennui.

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:15 PM

Earlier posts now tagged Coup de Dés suggest a current film review:

Aniara (2019)— 'A sci-fi film that has it all: Outer space, European ennui, and sex cults'

Alea Iacta Est*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:11 AM

Saturday evening's post Diamond Globe suggests a review of

Iain Aitchison on symmetric generation of M24 —

Iain Aitchison on symmetric generation of M24

     * A Greek version for the late John SImon:

«Ἀνερρίφθω κύβος».

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sunday in Valhalla

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Critic John Simon reportedly died at 94 on Sunday in Valhalla, N.Y. —

A search for Simon in this  journal yields

Wednesday March 10, 2004 — m759 @ 4:07 AM 

Ennui of the First Idea

“Language was no more than a collection of meaningless conventional signs, and life could absurdly end at any moment. He [Mallarmé] became aware, in Millan’s* words, ‘of the extremely fine line

separating absence and presence, being and nothingness, life and death, which later … he could place at the very centre of his work and make the cornerstone of his personal philosophy and his mature poetics.’ “

— John Simon, "Squaring the Circle"

A Throw of the Dice: The Life of Stéphane Mallarmé , by Gordon Millan

See also Cornerstone.

Far from Home

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:48 PM

Peter Parker : How could you do all of this?
Quentin Beck : You'll see, Peter. Peopleneed to believe.

From Sunday morning, a "green vault" hyperbolic paraboloid —

"A characteristic property of hyperbolic geometry
is that the angles of a triangle add to less
than a straight angle (half circle)." — Wikipedia

'Green Vault' hyperbolic paraboloid

A related image —

The Stars at Noon

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

See Bester + Stars.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Hyperbolic Memorial

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:46 AM

From "Back to the Saddle," a post of Nov. 23, 2010

"A characteristic property of hyperbolic geometry
is that the angles of a triangle add to less
than a straight angle (half circle)." — Wikipedia


See as well . . .

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Diamond Globe

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:23 PM

An image from All Souls' Day 2010 —

IMAGE- 'Permutahedron of Opposites'-- 24 graphic patterns arranged in space as 12 pairs of opposites

This is from earlier posts tagged Permutahedron.

See also
Wallace Stevens:
A World of Transforming Shapes

From that book (click to enlarge) —


"Before time began, there was the Cube."
— Optimus Prime.

Also from earlier posts tagged Permutahedron

The Mathieu group cube of Iain Aitchison (2018, Hiroshima)

The Oboe Connection

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:46 PM

For Harlan Kane

“… We found,
If we found the central evil, the central good….
… we and the diamond globe at last were one.”

— "Asides on the Oboe," by Wallace Stevens

This post was suggested by a death on the night of
Friday, November 22 — St. Cecilia's Day.

For the oboe connection, see an obituary.

Plan 9 in a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 AM

In memory of Gahan Wilson, "too cool for  school" —

Notes towards the Definition of Box Office

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:20 AM

Salzburg Requiem

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:59 AM

Porsche.com on Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who reportedly
died at 76 in Salzburg on 5 April 2012 —

"The credo of his design work was:

'Design must be functional and functionality has to 
be translated visually into aesthetics, without gags
that have to be explained first.' 

F.A. Porsche:
'A coherently designed product requires no adornment;
it should be enhanced by its form alone.'

The design’s appearance should be readily comprehensible
and not detract from the product and its function.
His conviction was: 'Good design should be honest.' "

See also last night's 11:32 PM post, and posts tagged Structural Logic.

Friday, November 22, 2019

For Faustus on 11/22

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:32 PM

This flashback was suggested by today's essay
"The Lamentation of Doctor Faustus," by Andrew Marzoni.

Triangles, Spreads, Mathieu …

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:39 PM

Continued from October 29, 2019.

More illustrations (click to enlarge) —

The Virgin Field:

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:45 AM

 Representing Schoolgirl Space

From a book reviewed in the April 1923 
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society —

From a later book —

"Her wall is filled with pictures" — Chuck Berry

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Secret Life of Walter Minton

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:40 PM

For the late Walter J. Minton, publisher at G. P.  Putnam's Sons

"Walter graduated from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey…."

New York Times  obituary, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

See that school in the post Bloomsday Trinity of June 22, 2016.

Winners for Losers

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:42 PM

After Rothko

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:52 PM




Arya on Rothko

“Experience is the best teacher,” they say.

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:23 AM

Related readings — Also from 11/08/2005 — A Constant Idea, and
some related posts
 that link to


Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:34 AM


Another game featured in the above film —

“In Wolfenstein 3D , the player assumes the role of an American
soldier of Polish descent attempting to escape from the Nazi
stronghold of Castle Wolfenstein.” — Wikipedia


See also this  journal’s Wolfenstein.

The Harvest Conjecture

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:42 AM

From Harvest Moon Day, 2019

From yesterday —

From St. Bridget's Day, 2012 —

See also Hermann Weyl and T. S. Eliot on time. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Fake Opinion from the New York Times

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:12 PM


… and Mach!

Mach on the Pythagorean Theorem:

Transformers: Matt Damon as Max Schnell

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:32 AM

(As opposed to the new Ford Mustang Mach-E)

Not to be confused with …

Annals of Science Woo:

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:53 AM

Impenetrability  vs.  Interpenetration

The previous post discussed impenetrability .

To give the opposing concept of interpenetration 
a fair hearing, see . . .

More generally, see a search for interpenetration in this journal.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Euclid I.47 for Physicists

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:17 PM

(And for Mustang Sally)

'When I  use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can  make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'

Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. 'They've a temper, some of them — particularly verbs: they're the proudest — adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs — however, I  can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I  say!'

'Would you tell me please,' said Alice, 'what that means?'

'Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. 'I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.'

'That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

'When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'I always pay it extra.'

Deep Beauty

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:39 AM

From a Log24 search for Deep Beauty

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07A/071011-vonNeumann.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

From a related search —

For the Church of Synchronology

An image from this journal on the above Dick date, Feb. 9, 2011 —



E-Elements Revisited

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:22 AM

The German mathematician Wolf Barth in the above post is not the
same person as the Swiss artist Wolf Barth in today's previous post.

An untitled, undated, picture by the latter

Compare and contrast with an "elements" picture of my own

Logo for 'Elements of Finite Geometry'

and with . . .

“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be
purely logical.  Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense,
were the rules of its pure logic?”

Many Dimensions  (1931), by Charles Williams

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Logic in the Spielfeld

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:03 PM

"A great many other properties of  E-operators
have been found, which I have not space
to examine in detail."

— Sir Arthur EddingtonNew Pathways in Science ,
Cambridge University Press, 1935, page 271.

The following 4×4 space, from a post of Aug. 30, 2015,
may help:

The next time she visits an observatory, Emma Stone
may like to do a little dance to

'The Eddington Song'

Red and Gray

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:29 AM

Oh, the red leaf looks to the hard gray stone
To each other, they know what they mean

— Suzanne Vega, “Songs in Red and Gray

Friday, November 15, 2019


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:40 PM

Easy E


Not So Easy:  E-Operators

"A great many other properties of  E-operators
have been found, which I have not space
to examine in detail."

Sir Arthur Eddington, New Pathways in Science ,
Cambridge University Press, 1935, page 271.
(This book also presents Eddington's unfortunate
speculations on the fine-structure constant.)

Dangerous Dates

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:49 PM


Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:10 AM


Lit for Damned  Brats

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:21 AM

A sequel to yesterday morning's Lit for Brats 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lit for Brats

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 8:36 AM

From a search in this journal for Salinger

“… the wind was noisy the way it is in spooky movies
on the night the old slob with the will gets murdered.”

— From the opening sentence of the first Holden Caulfield
story, published in the Collier’s  of December 22, 1945

See as well the previous post.


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:18 AM

Rules for a game codesigned by Ellie Black, the cartoonist
of yesterday's post Cutting-Edge Prize

Gropius Moritat…

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:00 AM

Continued from other posts so tagged.

"Was ist Raum, wie können wir ihn
 erfassen und gestalten?"

Walter Gropius,

Another approach to changing the game

See also a search here  for a phrase related to 
last night's Country Music Association awards 
speech by Reba McEntire — "Rule the World."

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sein Feld

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:25 PM

Cutting-Edge Prize

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:51 PM

From November 13, 2005 —

Detail from a Log24 post of September 23, 2019

Cartoon by Ellie Black in The New Yorker , uploaded there on the above date.

Starlight Like Intuition

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:06 PM

See the title phrase, by Delmore Schwartz, in this journal.

See also . . .

From Daniel Rockmore's CV


. . . .

Concinnitas , a fine art print project with Parasol Press, Yale Art Gallery, and Bernard Jacobson Galleries. Openings at AnneMarie Verna Gallery (Zurich, SZ, Dec. 2014), Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR, Jan. 2015), Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, WA, Jan. 2015), Yale Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, Jan. 2015).

. . . .

. . . and Concinnitas  in this journal as well as — related to a formula
from the Concinnitas  project — "Thirteen??" by David Mumford.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Social Logic

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:16 AM

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Transformers

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM 

"The transformed urban interior is the spatial organisation of an  achiever, one who has crossed the class divide and who uses space to express his membership of, not aspirations towards, an ascendant class in our society: the class of those people who earn their living by transformation — as opposed to the mere reproduction — of symbols, such as writers, designers, and academics."

— The Social Logic of Space ,
     by Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson,
     Cambridge University Press, 1984

For another perspective on the achievers, see The Deceivers .

Found Poem

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:44 AM

The AI
of "to" and "my"
in that was.

— Yoda


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:26 AM

Monday, November 11, 2019

Time and Chance

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:49 PM


The misleading image at right above is from the cover of
an edition of Charles Williams's classic 1931 novel 
Many Dimensions  published in 1993 by Wm. B. Eerdmans.

Compare and constrast —

Goedel Escher Bach cover

Cover of a book by Douglas Hofstadter

IMAGE- 'Solomon's Cube'

An Invariance of Symmetry


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:16 AM

The trailer pictured above is from the 2016 film Blood Father .

See as well the blood father of Wonderland's Alice:


For the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:42 AM

A Lexicon for Housman — See the posts of June 21, 2013.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Housman and Ecclesiastes

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:00 AM

From A.E. Housman's 1892 lecture in the previous post

"In the day when the strong men shall bow themselves,
  and desire shall fail…."

Today's readers may be less familiar than was Housman's 1892
audience with the source of those phrases

Saturday, November 9, 2019


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:34 AM

"Nor again will I pretend that, as Bacon asserts, `the pleasure and delight of knowledge and learning far surpasseth all other in nature'. This is too much the language of a salesman crying his own wares. The pleasures of the intellect are notoriously less vivid than either the pleasures of sense or the pleasures of the affections; and therefore, especially in the season of youth, the pursuit of knowledge is likely enough to be neglected and lightly esteemed in comparison with other pursuits offering much stronger immediate attractions. But the pleasure of learning and knowing, though not the keenest, is yet the least perishable of pleasures; the least subject to external things, and the play of chance, and the wear of time. And as a prudent man puts money by to serve as a provision for the material wants of his old age, so too he needs to lay up against the end of his days provision for the intellect. As the years go by, comparative values are found to alter: Time, says Sophocles, takes many things which once were pleasures and brings them nearer to pain. In the day when the strong men shall bow themselves, and desire shall fail, it will be a matter of yet more concern than now, whether one can say `my mind to me a kingdom is'; and whether the windows of the soul look out upon a broad and delightful landscape, or face nothing but a brick wall."

– A.E. Housman, Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Latin,
University College, London, 1892
, as quoted at . . .


Hello, Mr. Chips

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 6:00 AM

A geometric diagram by the late Andrew Jobbings (1951-2019) —

From a book review quoted here on the date of Jobbings's death —

"Dodge is eventually brought back to life, or a kind of virtual afterlife,
in the 'Bitworld' where he exists as ones and zeros. Initially inchoate,
Dodge’s mind evolves, along with the digital environment he creates
around him, a kind of information-age Genesis story that Stephenson
describes evocatively."


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:00 AM

"Something there is that doen't love a wall."

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Secret Life of Peter Matthiessen

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:55 AM

Perspective at the End

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:50 AM

This  journal on the last full day of Matthiessen's life —


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:12 AM

The terms glitch  and cross-carrier  in the previous post
suggest a review


Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1888


For some backstory, see GlitchGerard Manley HopkinsInscape
particularly the post A Balliol Star.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Forgotten Ghosts

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:46 PM

See that tag.

Cross-carrier glitch sent people ancient texts


Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:11 PM

For Karl Ove Knausgaard and Stephen King —

Anne Carson on 'it,' by Inger Christensen

For Connoisseurs of Insane Fantasy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:23 AM

From a 1962 young-adult novel —

"There's something phoney in the whole setup, Meg thought.
There is definitely something rotten in the state of Camazotz."

Song adapted from a 1960 musical —

"In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happy-ever-aftering
Than here in Camazotz!"

Google News 'For you' comic book news item

Jagged Crest

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:01 AM

"The man touched the white bishop, queen and king,
and ran his finger over the jagged crest of the rook.
Then, sitting down before the chess set owner could nod
his head, he made his first move with the white pawn."

The late Stephen Dixon, "The Chess House," in
The Paris Review Winter-Spring 1963 (early in 1963).

I Ching chessboard (original 1989 arrangement)


Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:46 AM

See the late fellow of All Souls in this journal.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Soul Snatchers

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:18 PM

From All Souls' Day 2015

George Boole in image posted on All Souls' Day 2015

Related entertainment —

Invasion of the Soul Snatchers (Wild Palms  review, 1993).

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:52 AM

See as well the related post Two Views of Finite Space.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A Title for Harlan Kane: The Guilfoile Experiment

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:30 PM

See Harlan Kane and Guilfoile in this journal.

Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:33 AM

Morrell -'Brotherhood of the Rose' cover   Dagger on cover of  Morrell's 'The Fraternity of the Stone'

Cloak and dagger —


Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:00 AM

A followup to earlier posts on Trudeau vs. Euclid —

Geometry from July 6, 2014:

IMAGE- Concepts of Space

Monday, November 4, 2019

Science Woo

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:03 PM

Sounds like a story by Optimus Prime

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

Trudeau Revisited

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:24 PM

Previously in Log24:  Trudeau and the Story Theory  of Truth.

More-recent remarks by Trudeau —

Bible Stories for Skeptics

With a bit of a twinkle in his eye, Richard Trudeau—a skeptic, retired Unitarian Universalist minister, Harvard Divinity School grad and (though he doesn't use the word) humanist—removes the supernaturalism from some of the common stories in the Judeo-Christian Bible for the edification of non-scholars. He links them to history as known to archeologists and serious historians and tries to salvage some things of value in the collection of diverse materials in the book…. 
— Edd Doerr, book reviewer for The Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association

About the Author
Richard Trudeau is minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Weymouth, Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Divinity degree with concentration in biblical studies from Harvard Divinity School. He is also professor emeritus of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he specialized in the history of mathematics, the philosophy of science and the history of astronomy. His previous books include Universalism 101 and The Non-Euclidean Revolution.

Product details
File Size: 474 KB
Print Length: 166 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493688642
Publisher: Chad Brown Publishing (July 6, 2014)

Log24 on the above publication date — July 6, 2014 —

Euclid Revisited

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:48 AM

The version of Euclid I.47 in the previous post
suggests a work from a recent Oslo gallery show:


As Above, So Below*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:43 AM

Braucht´s noch Text?

* An "established rule of law
across occult writings.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Kummerhenge: 200 Years

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 AM


is a preprint of an Oct. 10, 2019, talk by Igor Dolgachev

Kummer Surfaces: 200 Years of Study.

The preprint is also available on the arXiv:

Sinatra Date

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:14 AM

December 14, 2003, was the dies natalis
of actress Jeanne Crain.

Kate Date* Continues …

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:00 AM

𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅮  "I'm as friv'lous as a willow on a tombstone"

— Adapted from 1945 lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein

* See the post with that title from October 31.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Plan 9 Continues.

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:14 AM

"So, after summer, in the autumn air, 
Comes the cold volume of forgotten ghosts,

But soothingly, with pleasant instruments, 
So that this cold, a children's tale of ice, 
Seems like a sheen of heat romanticized."

— Wallace Stevens,
"An Ordinary Evening in New Haven"

IMAGE- German title of 'The Recruit' is 'Der Einsatz'; the MacGuffin is 'Ice 9.'

The German title of "The Recruit" (released Jan. 31, 2003)
is "Der Einsatz." Its MacGuffin is "'Ice 9."

Friday, November 1, 2019

7 8 9 … Heaven Gate Vine

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

For the title, see Mnemonic and April 7, 2005.

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05/HopeOfHeaven1938.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Rules of Magic

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:21 PM

From Director's Cut (Saturday morning, Oct. 26) —

A related death on Saturday, Oct. 26  —

Hofstadter’s Shadowland

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:04 AM

Douglas Hofstadter

“… I realized that to me,
Gödel and Escher and Bach
were only shadows
cast in different directions by
some central solid essence.
I tried to reconstruct
the central object, and
came up with this book.”

Goedel Escher Bach cover

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