The Recursive Muffin

Sep 1

wanderingoracle:

recursivemuffin:

So now I am victorious in my three-day-long battle with a huge rock, but I also have questions about how I spend my time.

Relatedly, earlier today I had one of those moments that seem to punctuate my life, where I had just filled a pit with timber, coal, and a hundred pounds of junk mail, soaked it all in gasoline, and pitched three different burning objects into it, without any effect. As one of my role models once said: “Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom.” But then the question is……how long do you wait until you walk over and see what went wrong?

why on God’s earth did you even do that? And what’s the deal with the huge rock?

The rock was in my way. And the fire was to make it hot enough that I could shatter it with ice water.

So now I am victorious in my three-day-long battle with a huge rock, but I also have questions about how I spend my time.

Relatedly, earlier today I had one of those moments that seem to punctuate my life, where I had just filled a pit with timber, coal, and a hundred pounds of junk mail, soaked it all in gasoline, and pitched three different burning objects into it, without any effect. As one of my role models once said: “Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom.” But then the question is……how long do you wait until you walk over and see what went wrong?


Aug 28

Dear Australians: what/who are the bogans?


Aug 24

James Blunt why do you swim in pants?
Why do you not wear sock with sneakers?
What is the message here?


Aug 23

Whenever I hear the line “to all my neighbors, you got much flavor” I sort of picture Montell as a cannibal.


Aug 22

I hate when it when I’m unpacking after a long trip and I find things I never used. You know: here’s two unread books and half a pound of almonds that I’ve hogged around for the last 11,000 miles, and now they’re back in my kitchen. I could have saved some effort there.


Aug 15

This must have been crazy hard to do. The pitches are held constant, and even the frequencies out to a quarter-second or so are held constant. Crazy.

It remind me of the paradox of our hearing. We can’t normally sense pressure waves, right? What we hear as pitch is the frequency of the change in the pressure wave. What we hear as notes, or a beat, is the frequency of the change of the frequency of the change in the pressure wave. And so on…


Bethel test for the cases in this ebola outbreak, now at just under 2000. It’s quadratic { +,+ at 0.01}. I always expect highly infectious diseases to be cubic, but I’ve never seen one.


Aug 14

My whole life I’ve had this belief that men’s dress shirts had an extra buttonhole at the bottom, for decoration. Apparently all my shirts are just missing buttons. I cannot believe this.


Aug 12

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