Irony or Paradox or Contradiction? You decide. I am posting a “blog” at a wordpress site in which I declare that I am not blogging, but simply keeping track of non-bloggable projects.
- My sketch pad has turned into a math diary. I call this “A Computational Diary” since most of the mathematical ideas get transformed into magic recipes that I type at the command line, recipes in Python and C. I like to be able to turn functions from Python modules into C or C++ codes that can be run from the command line with parameters. So, that stuff is non-bloggable unless I were to get my own site where I uploaded scanned copies of my notes. That might work for someone if many people were also interested in what one was computing, but, for me, it’s just not necessary.
- My “philosophical diary” has turned into a “hacking diary”. I call it The Book of Nonsense. It has many notes about what I am currently studying … it has become a kind of supplemental text to the math diary.
- So, this morning, as I changed the Books of Nonsense from “philosophical diaries” to “hacking diaries”, I wondered where I will write when I want to philosophize. Eureka, I already have Dead End: A Philosophical Diary. I’ll just add chapters as needed.
It will come down to this: Whatever can be most easily communicated with alphabetic symbols will end up being typed into forthcoming chapters of Dead End. Like this blog, it’s not really a project so much as a bucket waiting to catch rain water.
Maybe that’s why I called it Dead End. It’s all I will need for such “meditations” …
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Now, back to the Extended Euclidean Algorithm … I want to alter some code so that I can display the entire process of applying the Extended Euclidean Algorithm. It’s a pedagogical exercise.