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Mathematician, artist, father, circus performer, musician.

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mike  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I published my first novel

Can you try it again ooli? I've just added an SSL certificate, maybe that did the trick?

mike  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I published my first novel

Good catch! Not so many people would recognize one right away!

mike  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I published my first novel

Steve and mk were beta-readers, and invaluable. I am immensely grateful!

mike  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I published my first novel

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. Looks ok on this side, so gotta go dig around and see what's up with that.

mike  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I published my first novel

I'd love to discuss. There's been a lot of thinking that went into this...

mike  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I published my first novel

Thanks! It was hard.

mike  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Garry Kasparov on What The Queen’s Gambit Gets Right

We just finished watching this series last night. It's one of the best series we've watched. I was particularly struck by how exciting they made chess appear. Wonderful.

mike  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My new Kickstarter puzzles

Here's an mk painting he made for me of the fjord nearby.

Dragon beach is along the shore you see there.

mike  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My new Kickstarter puzzles

I had a buddy write some code and I have a printout of one solution per day. Most days have 25-75 solutions, but it's tricky to find just one!

mike  ·  94 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Landing the Space Shuttle

That was cool. Never thought about the difficulty of such a reentry and landing. Blows my mind that they can figure out all this shit out and pull it off!

mike  ·  259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My attempt to deal with an art scammer

Thanks! Good thing I use Bank of Ethel!

mike  ·  259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My attempt to deal with an art scammer

Ha! I didn't catch that. Nice!

mike  ·  259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My attempt to deal with an art scammer

I'll have to play a lot stupider next time. It was fun while it lasted.

mike  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My attempt to deal with an art scammer

My whole computer has turned into italics!

mike  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My attempt to deal with an art scammer

Fixed, thanks!

mike  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My attempt to deal with an art scammer

Fixed, thanks!

mike  ·  276 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Testing 1 2

Congratulations on your first post. It works!

Juggling. Used to do it all the time 25-30 years ago. Went semi-pro even. Circus. Could go 5 minutes with 5 balls and throw in a bunch of tricks. Records: 80 throws with 6 balls, 21 throws with 7. Now I juggle about 3 times a year, only when I'm asked to do something in a local show, or occasionally a math of juggling talk.

Today my main hobbies are guitar and puzzle making. Bit of poetry and writing.

I own what I think is the only "in the wild" copy of Wayfarers 1.0... mk was irritated that I bought it just before loads of new artwork was put in.

mike  ·  279 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A thing I made.

Thanks, man!

mike  ·  402 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A thing I made.

You can see this pattern in a LOT of places. Here's an article I wrote on some years ago, along with other resources, like blackline masters for pop-up fractals and children's stories:

http://www.abacaba.org