Category Archives: meta

New baby, and primality testing

I have neglected writing on this blog for a while, and here is why: Yes, there is a new small human in my house! So I won’t be writing here regularly for the near future, but do hope to still … Continue reading

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Now on mathstodon.xyz

Christian Lawson-Perfect and Colin Wright have set up an instance of Mastodon—a decentralized, open-source Twitter clone—as a place for mathy folks to be social. It’s appropriately named mathstodon.xyz, and because it’s open-source they were able to easily hack in support. … Continue reading

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10th anniversary of TMLT!

It’s a little hard to believe, but The Math Less Traveled recently had its 10th anniversary! I started it back in March 2006, while I was teaching high school math. Since then I’ve written 333 posts (a bit more than … Continue reading

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Carnival of Mathematics 132

Welcome to the 132nd Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly roundup of mathematics-related blog posts! First, some facts about the number 132 (sourced from What’s Special About This Number? and Wikipedia. Of course, . 132 is a pronic number since it … Continue reading

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Carnival of Mathematics 132: call for submissions!

Next week I will be hosting the 132nd Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly roundup of mathematics-related blog posts. Anything math-related is fair game: explanations of serious mathematics, puzzles, writing about mathematics education, mathematical anecdotes, refutations of bad mathematics, applications, reviews, … Continue reading

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FARM 2013: call for demonstration proposals

Do you enjoy writing beautiful code to produce beautiful artifacts? Have something cool to show off at the intersection of functional programming and visual art, music, sound, modeling, visualization, or design? The deadline for submitting a paper has passed, but … Continue reading

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Straightedge and compass construction challenges

I haven’t written here in quite a while—I’ve switched into “work on research for my dissertation really hard so that I can actually graduate” mode, and with a 21-month old in the mix that leaves very little time for blogging. … Continue reading

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