Geekiness and Nerdiness, and Other Surprises

Until about the early 1900s (don’t quote me on that), many boats were powered by paddle wheels. That’s not too important. The efficiency of a paddle wheel is increased when the individual paddles remain upright the entire time they’re in the water. One way of doing this is with a vertical bucket paddle wheel, which […]

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Since this site runs WordPress, I was receiving huge amounts of spam. At first I tolerated it, but recently it became too much. I had to start adding more and more phrases to the blacklist, but it still persisted. Fortunately, there was one very useful fact I noticed: it was all coming from the same […]

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Look at any discussion over some shortcoming of Python syntax, and somebody is bound to mention the following guideline: There should be one– and preferably only one –obvious way to do it. Basically, it goes like this: Person: why doesn’t Python have support for <feature x>? This is pretty basic. Python advocate: <feature x> is […]

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Wow. I actually completed one of my larger projects. After however many weeks it ended up taking, I’ve finally finished the theme for this blog. As far as I know from the testing I did, it functions properly. That’s no guarantee though, so if you encounter any problems don’t hesitate to mention it. Now, I’m […]

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Only 2 months this time, I’m on such a roll. Not much to say about the whole thing. Click on each image to see some information about it. The c17 maps are next, of which there seem to be 16. So, if these prison maps are anything to go by, expect that to take 130 […]

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Sorry for the lack of top-notch mathematical formatting, but I’ve done my best to make everything still look good. 00 is an interesting case when it comes to exponents. Whilst anything to the power of 0 is 1, raising 0 to any power gives 0. So what happens when you raise 0 to the power […]

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After going from here to my other site, I’ve decided to come back to the blog format. Maybe, once I get my theme done, it’ll support slideshows and everything will be sweet. So the first one was done on 2016-10-16, next one on the same day (or maybe they were both just uploaded then?), the […]

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First of all, if you haven’t seen Crossbow Endurance, do so now. However, here I’ll be dealing with the second version of this… unique video: You’d be forgiven for not noticing, amongst the constant barrage of crossbow shots, that there are a few coded messages spread throughout the video. So, naturally, I’m going to decode […]

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Grammar. Something many people seem to lose all concept of when typing ideas through their computers, but also occasionally when speaking. So here I’m going to catalogue a few common mistakes people tend to make. First, let’s start with basics: the differences between “your” and “you’re”, “its” and “it’s”, and “their”, “they’re” and “there”. I […]

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