Fragments of Lint

Turn Left at the Next Prime

Monday, Jan 18, 2021

What happens when we traverse the grid of Gaussian integers by turning left whenever we hit a Gaussian prime? This is a Julia implementation of a simulation originally in Python (but was too slow for interactive exploration) of an idea originally brought up on Stack Overflow. Lots of interesting images.   Read More

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A Shampoo Review

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020

A non-systematic review of various shampoos, soaps, and body washes collected through two decades of hotel visits. Not sponsored by miscellaneous hotel toiletry brands. Also not sponsored by Aveeno, Amazon, or Harry's.   Read More

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Analysis of BogoSelectionSort

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

An analysis of a bad (but not that bad) sorting algorithm.   Read More

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