Friday, January 21, 2011


I've disabled this blog's Google Analytics feed. The feed assures me that there were 4,046 visits here over the past year, most of which occurred after a swell of visits in August '10 when I started posting about various coding experiments I was working on. From that time forward, there were over 100 visits per week to the site, most of which turned out not to be loyal fans, but rather one time visits referred here by search engines.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

OSU Math Placement B-test, 1 of ???

A little experiment with Google Docs, Wikipedia's TeX engine for rendering math equations, and trying to help my wife pass her college math requirements.

Where's that Check 21 2 of 2 I promised for yesterday? Still coming, I just need to get my inspiration back after a few, um, let's call them "challenging" weeks at my day job. Anyway, enjoy!

B Test study guide, question 1a

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Adventures in Barretting

In an attempt to be funny, I made up the term “Barretting” to describe the act of driving to Tennessee to see my friend Chris Barrett. My wife, Liberty, and I had some fun throughout the week using the term whenever it would fit. “Well, we don’t need to stop at the store on Friday, we can get to that when we’re back from Barretting.”

Chris introduced us to the “Flying Saucer” pub last year, which has a giant wall full of taps (possibly 20 or 30), as well as friendly wait-staff, not too intolerable prices, and a 100-beer tour that gets you some sort of free party there and your name on a plate if you finish it. Liberty and I went once with Chris to the Memphis location, and have been twice to the one in Nashville while taking an impromptu “let’s see where this road takes us” vacation.