Sunday, May 30, 2021


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:55 PM

Related reading: "Frame Analysis" in this  journal.

Update of Monday, May 31, 2021 —

For connoisseurs of bullshit —

"… it would have made for a memorable
photograph, the image preserved within
he confines of a four-by-six-inch print."

— Lincoln Perry on a remembered scene
in "If You Frame It Like That," an essay in
The American Scholar  dated March 2, 2020,
linked to today at Arts & Letters Daily
(A website whose motto is VERITAS ODIT
 "Truth hates delay").

And then there is non-bullshit about a
four-by-six frame —

Bullshit addicts pondering the meaning of the letter "Q" may consult
"Q is for Quelle ," "Q is for Quality," and this journal on the above
American Scholar  date — March 2, 2020.

Prestige . . .

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 PM


For Cruella: All About Yves

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:45 PM

The full last name of Yves Saint-Laurent was Mathieu-Saint-Laurent.

See as well Mystery Box and Box759.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Perineal Philosophy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:36 PM

The conduits  of the previous post suggest a review

Friday, May 28, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:31 PM

Local  news on that same day — Jan. 11, 2016 —

The Whole-Object Notion

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Ars Technica , Lee Hutchinson — 

We represent things in the world with words, and once you know that words represent concrete things, it's a short jump to realizing that words can represent abstract things, too.

Symbolic representation isn't necessarily straightforward, either. "A philosopher named Quine had this notion," she said. "If you're out in the field with somebody, and they point and say 'Gavagai!' and you look and you see a rabbit running through the field, you assume that gavagai  in their language means rabbit . But how do you know it doesn't mean 'brown,' or 'tail,' or 'leg,' or 'fur'—"

"Or, 'Look at that!'" I said.

"Yeah, all of this other stuff is present, but we have this whole object notion," she said. "We have a notion of what constitutes a distinct object, and we assume that the word corresponds to that whole object as a default. Would the alien have that notion?"

See as well posts tagged Books as Objects.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Only Pretty Ring Time

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:12 PM

BuzzFeed News: "Posted on May 27, 2021, at 12:01 p.m. ET" —

"… to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:37 PM

The Four  Posters

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:26 PM

         Diamond arrangement of the four elements


Logo by Steven H. Cullinane for website on finite geometry

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Heavy Metaphor

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:51 PM

Earlier posts that are also tagged "Points Omega" suggest some 
context for a May 19 New Republic  illustration.

      x -1/x

  See as well
"Flowers and Brown."

The Senator from Central Casting

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:10 AM

From the above obituary

"A debonair Virginian, Mr. Warner was sometimes called
the senator from central casting; his ramrod military posture,
distinguished gray hair and occasionally overblown
speaking style fit the Hollywood model." — Carl Hulse

Related material — The previous post and . . .

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Jersey Hymn

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:44 AM

An upload from Good Friday, 2019

"Daisy, when she comes to tea at Nick's house,
refers to the flowers brought by Gatsby as being
appropriate for a funeral and asks 'Where's the corpse?' 
Gatsby enters immediately thereafter. This foreshadows
what will happen to Gatsby. The dialogue is not in the novel…."

— Discussion of the 2000 TV movie version in
Learning Guide to The Great Gatsby 

Correction to the midrash: 

Sorvino actually says, when there is a knock at the door,

"That must be the corpse."

Jersey girls are tough.

A Separatrix for McCormack

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:59 AM

The McCormack of the title is the current owner
and editor-in-chief of The New Republic .

Note the separatrix  between
Stoppard and Nichols.

Related cleavage art


— http://xkcd.com/457/

Alternate title: Art for Suckers.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Frontiers of Minimal Art

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:46 PM

"… Denis fashioned a minimalist chamber
that derives eroticism from its sparseness."

HuffPost  on April 11, 2019

That remark describes a film, "High Life,"
that stars Juliette Binoche.

Binoche, along with other minimalist art, appeared here
in the post "The Triangle Induction" on May 11, 2021 —

The logo of a news site that yesterday 
[i.e., May 10, 2021] 
covered a Colorado Springs story:

Related material: 

From a 2014 review, remarks by a noted minimalist sculptor
who reportedly died at 85 on the above date … May 11, 2021.

I personally prefer remarks by Munari —

For the Church of Synchronology:

This  journal on the above HuffPost date — April 11, 2019.

For Doctor Manhattan

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:33 AM

"Omega is as real  as we need it to be." — The Osterman Weekend

See also related material in The New Yorker  and the National Review .


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:02 AM

From the cover of a 1971 book of stories by Zenna Henderson

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07/070105-HoldingWonder.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

From Frame Tale (Oct. 1, 2013) —

Twenty-four Variations on a Theme of Plato

From Log24 posts tagged Aitchison

"Has time rewritten every line?" Streisand

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Hillbilly Geometry: Circle in the Square

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

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Hillbilly Space News

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:28 AM

(Continued from the previous two posts.)

“Something in your eyes I see
  Soon begins bewitching me”

Friday, May 21, 2021

Thinking Outside . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:56 PM

(A sequel to yesterday's afternoon post, "Outside the Box")

Heavy date?  Use the pickup!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Outside the Box

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:56 PM

For Eliza Doolittle Day

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:28 AM


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:11 AM

From a story about the May 2017 un-cancellation ot "Timeless" —

"The nation’s only hope is an unexpected team. . . ."

As often happens.

Dirda Dancing

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:48 AM

See Dirda in this journal.  See also . . .

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

For the Monuments Men

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:08 PM

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Supporting Actor

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:38 PM

Nelson’s Monument

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:28 AM

See as well . . .

http://cs.brown.edu/memex/ACM_HypertextTestbed/papers/64.html .

This post was suggested by an Arts & Letters Daily  link today to . . .


A particularly notable filing cabinet:

http://m759.net/wordpress/?s=Bella+Vista+cabinet .

An Architecture Saint

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:21 AM

"Art Gensler, an architect and entrepreneur who
turned a small San Francisco architecture firm
into one of the largest in the world, with projects
spanning the globe, died on May 10 at his home
in Mill Valley, Calif. He was 85."

Gillian Friedman in The New York Times
     on May 17, 2021

Gensler: "The book I have written, Art’s Principles , is oriented
toward those leading and running a professional practice.
I hope it finds a home in the Cornell library."


The Cornell library appeared in a webpage quoted here
on May 10, the date of Gensler's reported death —

Related material — Some library architecture I visited yesterday.

Friday, May 14, 2021

In Memory of Ernst Eduard Kummer

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:33 PM

(29 January 1810 – 14 May 1893)

See as well some earlier references to diamond signs here .

The proper context for some diamond figures that I  am interested in
is the 4×4 array that appears, notably, in Hudson's 1905 classic 
Kummer's Quartic Surface . Hence this post's "Kummerhenge" tag,
suggested also by some monumental stonework at Tufte's site.

User Registrations

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:06 AM

User registrations at this weblog have now been disabled.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

New Code Link

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:39 AM

Notes on finite geometry
by Steven H. Cullinane:

m759.github.io is the URL
for the displayed  website.

A release of the site's GitHub code
now has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) —



USC President Exits

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:19 AM

Related material for the Magisterium — The Charleston Mandorla.

Annals of Experimental Theology

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:11 AM

The Axiomatic Method:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident…."

Other methods:

"In Gauss we trust."  (See below.)

But perhaps not so much in Princeton . . .

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Women in Mathematics

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:58 PM

This book was not in the original novel, and its title is plagiarized.

Blame screenwriter Scott Frank, not Gambit  author Walter Tevis.

Related material:

The previous post, and Gambit  star Anya Taylor-Joy
in The Witch: A New England Folktale  (2015).

See as well, from the late-October Strogatz date above —

Snark from CHE (Chronicle of Higher Education)*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:18 PM

As did Quine?

* The Chronicle of Higher Education  publishes the online Arts & Letters Daily ,
from which the above citation of a book review is taken. The review itself is from
the leftist Los Angeles Review of Books .  The review quotes a book by Deborah
Harkness, The Jewel House , published by Yale University Press on Oct. 28, 2008.

Yale University Press on Harkness:

"Deborah E. Harkness is professor of history, 
University of Southern California. 
She is the author of John Dee’s Conversations with Angels :
Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature
  and of
the New York Times  bestseller A Discovery of Witches .
http://deborahharkness.com ."

See also this  journal in late October, 2008.

Classics Illustrated

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Anything can be an instrument, Chigurh said. Small things. Things you wouldn't even notice. They pass from hand to hand. People don't pay attention. And then one day there’s an accounting. And after that nothing is the same. Well, you say. It’s just a coin. For instance. Nothing special there. What could that be an instrument of?  You see the problem. To separate the act from the thing. As if the parts of some moment in history might be interchangeable with the parts of some other moment. How could that be? Well, it’s just a coin. Yes. That’s true. Is it?

— McCarthy, Cormac. No Country for Old Men
(Vintage International) (p. 57).
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:15 AM

“Analysis.” — Dr. Robert Ford in “Westworld.”  See related posts.

This  journal on August 18, 2017 —

The Triangle Induction (Attn: Harlan Kane)

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

Related material from Wikipedia

Keith A. Gessen (born January 9, 1975) is a Russian-born
American novelist, journalist, and literary translator.
He is co-founder and co-editor of American literary magazine


and an assistant professor of journalism at the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism.
Early life and education
Born Konstantin Alexandrovich Gessen into a Jewish family in Moscow….

Some related images —

The logo of a news site that yesterday
covered a Colorado Springs story:

Monday, May 10, 2021

For a Quicker Picker-Upper

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:53 AM

“The following is an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s
new novel, The Netanyahus, out next week
in the UK from Fitzcarraldo Editions, and on June 22
in the US from New York Review Books.”


” After half a century in the professorate,
I was recently retired from my post as the
Andrew William Mellon Memorial Professor
of American Economic History at Corbin University
in Corbindale, New York, in the occasionally rural,
occasionally wild heart of Chautauqua County,
just inland from Lake Erie among the apple orchards
and apiaries and dairies—or, as dismissive, geographically
illiterate New York City–folk insist on calling it, ‘Upstate.’ ”

For some background on the source, see Wikipedia
on Joshua Cohen and on n+1 magazine.

A related search result:

Though the n+1  piece was published April 27, I have only now noticed it.
Perhaps some quicker picker-upper in Chautauqua County has already
written about the novel’s local color.

A post from this  journal on that date, April 27, was related to my own
non-fictional college experience in Fredonia, NY (Chautauqua County)  —

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 —New Site

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The Party

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:12 AM

A completely unrelated book from Colorado Springs —

Rated PG

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:39 AM

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Bounty Hunter: Q is for Quality

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:05 PM

The Nation  (May 7)  on Larry McMurtry’s bookstore —

“It was as if a tornado had swept up Charing Cross Road
and plopped it down next to a rural Dairy Queen.”

Or swept up Buckingham Palace and . . .

News story: Quality Markets will shut down 53 stores

Related philosophy —

And . . .


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:45 PM

For St. Walpurga

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:13 PM

Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o’clock in the morning.

“Watch the Trailer”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

The title flashes back to  Eliza Doolittle Day 2012.

“Young girls are coming to the canyon . . .” — Song lyric

“The song is featured in Drew Goddard‘s 2018 film
Bad Times at the El Royale.
The song is also featured during a pivotal scene
in Quentin Tarantino‘s 2019 film
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” — Wikipedia

Dark Lady

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:33 AM

“Not followed by anyone you’re following” . . .

It’s just as well.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Content User

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:44 PM

Searching for the May Queen: The Amsterdam Windows

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:58 PM

“Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels . . . .” — Song lyric

The 2020 Vision

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:48 AM

From Quanta Magazine  on March 24, 2020 —

Some other  quanta-related material appeared here
on that same date — March 24, 2020.

Update of 11:22 AM ET the same day, May 8, 2021 —

The above book title, “We Know It When We See It,” suggests
a different date: September 27, 2007.  See remarks from that
date in The Wall Street Journal  and in this  journal.

A Tale of Two Omegas

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:00 AM

The Greek capital letter Omega, Ω, is customarily
used to denote a set that is acted upon by a group.
If the group is the affine group of 322,560
transformations of the four-dimensional
affine space over the two-element Galois field,
the appropriate Ω is the 4×4 grid above.

See the Cullinane diamond theorem .

If the group is the large Mathieu group  of
244,823,040 permutations of 24 things,
the appropriate Ω  is the 4×6 grid below.

See the Miracle Octad Generator  of R. T. Curtis.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Types of Ambiguity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:24 PM

“Omega is as real  as we need it to be.”
— Burt Lancaster in “The Osterman Weekend”

Through the Miracle Looking Glass

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 AM

(This post was suggested by the order of reading characters in
traditional Chinese calligraphy — top to bottom, right to left .)

. . . the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity”
— Emily Dickinson

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Night at the Museum

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Day at the Museum

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:22 PM

扫 平 家 集 俗
花 明 问 竞 客
开 闾 都 引 争
薄 巷 邑 还 来

( …俗客争来集,竞引还家问都邑。
平明闾巷扫花开,薄…. )

The Source

Do Androids Dream?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:55 AM

The Geometry of 8 and of 24

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:32 AM

Following the advice in the previous post . . .

History for an Interesting Inbox

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:30 AM

'Make your inbox more interesting.' — Ad for 'The Atlantic' newsletter

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May the Fourth Be With You

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:08 PM

Ad Sketch

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:45 PM


Update of May 5, 2021 —

A slightly more informative version:

Annals of Advertising: May Tag

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

Eames in Inception , about planting an idea—

“It’s not just about depth.
You need the simplest version of the idea,
the one that will grow naturally
in the subject’s mind.
It’s a very subtle art.”

The above quote is from this journal on Jan. 9, 2014,
a date suggested by the New York Times  business section:

“Always with a little humor.” — Dr. Yen Lo


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:34 PM


Geometry Unzipped*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:59 AM

Or:  A. A. Milne Meets Jim Morrison

“She’s like the wind.” — Dirty Dancing

* The key to the title is the date  of
the above Amy Adams rendezvous —

Dec. 2, 2013.

Time Class

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:57 AM

Search Detail

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:01 AM

If it’s a seamless whole you want, pray to Apollo.

And if it’s not? . . .

Compare and contrast:  Ex Fano .

Monday, May 3, 2021

Intersection Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:27 PM

“… it is also a doorway or portal between worlds….” . . .

See also the previous post.

Significant Form at Castle Varlar

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:04 AM

(In memory of Clive Bell)

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Invisible Weaving… Continues.

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

The above subhead suggests a review of Invisible Weaving.

Keeping Tabs

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:22 PM

Weimar 360

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:19 PM

“… an internal ‘360’ review — in which staff members
offer anonymous feedback — revealed negative evaluations….”

The New York Times  today on MOCA, the
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

History of the “360 review” —

“The origins are with the German Reichswehr around 1930,
when the military psychologist Johann Baptist Rieffert
developed a methodology to select officer candidates.”


Related material suggested by a Harvardwood email today
reporting a recent alumni death —

See also CV Books.

Le Rouge et le Noir

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:28 PM

The title, by Stendhal, is that of a novel which, according to Wikipedia,
“chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially
beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent,
hard work, deception, and hypocrisy.”

Another chronicler of deception, the author of Red Sparrow ,
reportedly died on Wednesday, April 28.

Black Sparrow:


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:58 PM

In memoriam:

And six sides to bounce it all off of.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

How Deep the Rabbit Hole

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:24 PM

The Mystery of 'Monomial Representations and Symmetric Presentations'

See also Cornell Eightfold.

The Speed of Oppenheimer

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:22 PM

Update at 9:01 PM ET on 5/01, 2021 —

For the Church of St. Nicholas

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:43 PM

Geometry Battlefield

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:33 PM

Time and Memory

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:44 PM

From Schicksalstag  2012:

EAST LANSING, Mich.Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
“The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University,
a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum, will open on
Saturday, Nov. 10 . . . .

In Search of Time   (on view through February 10, 2013).
In celebrating the opening of this iconic building at
Michigan State UniversityIn Search of Time  seeks to explore
the longing artists have held for hundreds of years to express
their relationship to time and memory.”

See also, from Log24, posts now tagged Nov. 10, 2012 , and
posts earlier tagged Battlefield Geometry .

Related material to commemorate Walpurgisnacht  2021 (last night) —


Related reading — Notes for Watchmen.

Two Cities

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Are you a lucky little lady
    in The City of Light
Or just another lost angel…

    City of Night

— Jim Morrison, L.A. Woman

See also City of Night.

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