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December 30, 2007

Message in a bottle 12.30.7

Would you look at what washes ashore these days? Mysterious container full of unknown liquids happens to wash ashore in Scotland. You know you are in trouble when Stinky Bay starts attracting people to check out the cool containers. I wonder if the Russians are sending you a message. Go ahead and open it up.

New Years Resolutions 2008

Goals for 2008:

Decrease weight by 20%.
Get a gym membership.
Increase my income from full-time work.
Limit eating lunch out to 4 times per month.
Stay on top of house cleaning. (Keeping my room neat.)
Try new recipes or be a better cook/baker.
Read and FINISH more books.
Travel more.
Get involved in a community organization.


December 26, 2007

Test these out next time 12.26.7

Over/Under on the number that get a good laugh or laughed at: 1.

Euclid said that two parallel planes donít touch. Letís go back to my room and study some non-Euclidean geometry.

Why donít you be the numerator and I be the denominator and both of us reduce to simplest form?

There are many proofs of my theorem, but you are far and away the most elegant.

Can I plug my solution into your equation?

Huygensí favorite curves were cycloids, but my favorite curves are yours.

Let my ability to perform e-d proofs of a limit show you that E.D. doesnít limit my ability to perform.

I donít care what Godelís Incompleteness Theorem says, because I know that you complete me.

Much of our shared knowledge was discovered in the East before being brought to the Western world: the number zero, Arabic numerals, the quadratic formula, the Kama Sutra.

Here is an elementary proof of the First Fundamental Theorem of Love.

How can I know so many hundreds of digits of pi and not the digits of your phone number?

The volume of a generalized cylinder has been known for thousands of years, but you wonít know the volume of mine until tonight.

Archimedes cried out ďeurekaĒ and ran around naked and filled with joy when he discovered that the volume of a solid can be determined by how much it displaces. Spend more time with me and you will do the same.

Let me show you that the function of my love for you is one to one and on to.

I donít like my current girlfriend. Mind if I do a you-substitution?

Your face has perfect reflective symmetry.

Shall I iterate using Newtonís method to find your 0?

You are one well-defined function.

Why canít love be a one to one function? Then our relationship could be injective.

Why donít we use some Fourier analysis on our relationship and reduce to a series of simple periodic functions.

Bertrand Russell was a renowned mathematician, philosopher and advocate for sexual liberation. How about we cut math and philosophy class and focus on the rest of Russellís life.

Now that the demonstration using Fermatís Little Theorem is over, here is a demonstration using my little man.

The law of contrapositives says that we should use a condom.

I would really like to bisect your angle.

Are you the square root of 2? Because I feel irrational when I am around you.

How about we turn our binary operation into a group?

Being a mathematician is tough work.
Is there any chance that you can provide
me with an easier kind of job?

I have a solution to Fermatís Theorem written on the inside of my pants.

You have one compact set.

I like the area bounded by your two curves.

In game theory I study situations in which both players can win. You want to be a part of one?

Want to see if my linear solution solves for the zero of your system of equations?

I can figure out the square root of any number in less than 10 seconds. What? You donít believe me? Well, then, letís try it with your phone number.

Are you a vector-valued function? Because I would really like to see how much you flux when I curl you.

Meeting you is like a switch to polar coordinates: complex and imaginary things are given a magnitude and a direction.

Ever wonder what LíHopitalís rule has to say about limits in the form of me over you?

If you donít want to go all the way, you can still partially derive me.

My vector has a large magnitude, care to normalize it?

I see that you have two nice maxima, mind if I solve for the minimum?

Nice calculator. Wanna iterate?

New Years Drinks 12.26.7

Ideas for drinks to ring in the New Year. List here at the JS.

Christmas 2007

Spent Christmas weekend down with the family in South Jersey. Company holiday party pictures are awesome. Some are better at karaoke then others. Needless to say a good time.

Hopefully everyone got what they wanted. Otherwise it will have to wait until their birthdays in 2008. I'm currently working on the new year resolutions. Always keeping in mind you can improve yourself and make others around you better as well.

Currently reading: The Black Swan, The Bridge of San Luis Rey,Positively 5th Street,The Essays of Warren Buffett, and another tournament poker book. Hopefully I can sit and finish them before the new year.

Downloading songs from Itunes. Artists: Feist, Papa Mali, Fela Kuti, Arcade Fire, and others. I have some more Itunes cards to use. Send your best of list and I'll take a listen.


December 20, 2007

Ideas for Christmas gifts 12.20.7

Suggestions for some last minute gift ideas.

Answer to yesterday's question of the day.

Misc Links 12.20.7

Easycalculation. Ever want to convert or figure out what day of the week it will be your birthday in 2025? Now this site has the answers.
Other sites you might have missed.
Crazy insane. If you were ever going to try spicing up your food, try and keep this out of the ingridient list.
Guinness World Records. I've yet to figure out the category I would attempt, but at least I know some that I don't want to try for.
Party games.
Simple appetizers.
Famous quotes.
Open Yale. Similar to the MIT courses for free.
What to read next.
NY Times magazine.
Heads of State. Good for those double bonus trivia night answers.
Holiday Drinks. What to order at the company holiday party?
List of Speeches. Looking for a famous quote, I came across the list of notable speeches.

December 12, 2007

Brent's Christmas Wish List

1. Bottle opener Wine bottles.
2. Wine saver corks Wine stoppers.
3. Bourne DVD series 1,2,3 Bourne Series in Wide Screen.
4. COPAG poker playing cards.
5. or Modiano cards Normal looking sets of 2.
6. Men's Warehouse Gift certificate. I'll need a suit soon.
7. I-tunes music cards Apple.
8. A nice fine wine. Dessert or dinner.
9. Plane ticket for Florida space shuttle launch.
10. Poker books or general interest books from Amazon wish list.
11. Money.

Thought of the day 12.12.7

Either he is the smartest man (still alive) or the dumbest. One way around the stupid security laws regarding liquids on flights is to just chug whatever liquid you plan to carry on. Well if it is Vodka I suggest you check the bag. Details about the man in Berlin trying to get around the fee. Nice job to "extend" the vacation on a medical emergency.

December 10, 2007

Foxwoods Weekend 12.10.7

A decent weekend at the poker games. I wish I had done better on Saturday so I would be able to get into the deep stack tournament qualifiers. I will take the positive results from the game and consider my luck of good cards along with the Packers and Marquette victories and consider at a great weekend.

Three games left and the Patriots have an easy route to finish 16-0 and lock up a bye for the playoffs. We'll have to see how the NFC shapes up to see if they can stay with 14 points come February.

Town hall meeting at work gives a picture into what we are doing globally and locally to grow the business. Hopefully some interesting news comes later regarding that meeting.

Cold and rainy here in December needs to be snow so I can start heading up North to snow board. Hopefully the mountains will be ready soon.

December 03, 2007

Misc Links 12.3.7

50 Ways to take notes.
Ways to make today a better day.
Productivity tips.
Job searching information./
Sleep better.

Santa Claus is coming to town 12.3.7

Glad to see someone, somewhere was able to figure out how long it would take to make a stop at every house, only to realize they would burn up in the atmosphere traveling that fast. Details here.

December 01, 2007

Forecasting the future 12.1.7

It sure does seem kinda funny that the "experts" missed the forecast of doom and gloom. With the hurricane season ending with so few storms I wonder how they still have a job with such poor results. Where can I go to spin this wheel of fortune?