Much of what crosses my mind does so in passing. For the sake of somewhere
to put it, without the pretence of it fitting into an overall hierarchy of
ideas, I have this area of my website; its contents are filed according to when
I wrote them, and try to explain in their introductions what prompted them.
Along with such thoughts of the moment it seems to be a suitable place
for book reviews. Consequently, this index is based
on chronology. I'm perfectly happy that this isn't enough to qualify the result
blog: that isn't something I'm trying to do.
A fine and
marvelous (albeit, surely, biassed) glimpse into the life of India at a time of
(within the usual limits humanity imposes) peace and harmony, despite the yoke
of foreign oppression. At the same time, a heart-felt tale of what joy it is to
be intelligent and free; and how scary it is to harness the former to a
sacrifice of the latter.
Finally, some old notes on activity among
my mathematical pages, that predate the start of the
yearly activity diary pages above:
Learned (from hixie) how to use XHTML and a DTD
hack in the DOCTYPE to map mnemonic character entities to their right Unicode
code points (and, hence, a suitable glyph if your browser can find
Creation of a fresh area
in which to start on a project with more emphasis on editorial
cohesion. Haphazard material will still arrive here: when I have a coherent
handle on stuff, it can join the queue to migrate into that more orderly
Time to separate the naturals from
the foundation. This is going to be a major up-heaval: if you hit
broken links, try inserting /ground or /finite
after ~eddy/math, or removing either, or replacing it with the
other. Turn math/found into math/ground. Sorry if
even these fail !
I spent a lot of time on a
low-level toolset with which to
describe relations, mappings,
collections and lists (of which pairs are a significant example). When I've
finished sorting that out, I aim to build up the structures that yield scalars
and linearity, all in a single fluid notation, shared (with common meaning)
across all branches of the toolset. My hope is that it'll make it easier to
see how the toolsets needed for gravity and quantum chromodynamics relate to
one another. Spring/Summer
Autumn: the naturals.