Clines

The long days go by consumed by geometry.  Even chess goes by the wayside.  Desire is a changeable thing.

What was I going to say about clines?

Published in: on June 15, 2011 at 8:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Rapture and Riemann Hypothesis

I’ve abandoned writing my geometry book to work full time on the mathematics of the next Rapture date.  Let’s see…  Assume the Riemann hypothesis is true, then…

Published in: on May 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Desire or lack thereof

So fucking awesomely bored–maybe, that’s why I spend 10 to 12 hours each day writing a stupid geometry book. (And you’ve to get up early in the morning to do that.)

But I like it. At one point in my dismal life, it was a dream.

Euclid, Hilbert, and Alone

I have Euclid’s Elements on one side of me and Hilbert’s Foundations of Geometry on the other side.  I’m trying to build a bridge in my mind between the two.  I find it desperately lonely and hard work.  I labor on it for at least 12 hours each day.

The thing that makes it even harder than it should be is that I have no one to talk to about it.  The major parts of my thoughts are locked in solitary confinement.

That’s the nature of desire though.  It’s the thing most personally felt even though the least most noticed by others.

Let’s call the situation a secret romance.

Published in: on April 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Geometry, visual, smitten

OK, I haven’t been writing much on my blog.  I’ve been writing my geometry book ten to twelve hours a day, not including those hours when I am just thinking about it.  In short, I’ve been having fun.

One of the things I like about geometry is that is a point between the analytic and the visual, but we’ll talk more about that later.

P.S.  I haven’t fallen in love again.  In fact, I haven’t even been smitten lately.

Published in: on April 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Creating and discovering

At the surface, discovering and creating seem two entirely different things.  To discover, you march about the world noticing new things.  Once a thing is discovered, the catalog of reality expands with a new entry.  To create, you conjure from the imagination something new.  This something may not be something you can find in reality.  It appears two different worlds exist–the world of discovered things and the world of created things.

However, these two worlds bleed across the boundary separating them.  To discover, you sometimes need a little imagination to guide the path to discovery. (Knowing what you are looking for helps to decide the existence or not of  that item.)  To create, you sometimes need a basic inventory of items taken from reality to meditate upon and rearrange.  (Even castles in the air need foundations.)

We, our imaginative selves, and the world are inextricably entwined in this odd embrace.

Published in: on March 21, 2011 at 9:47 am  Leave a Comment