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Some Python notes

Yes, I love python. However, I am no expert. Most of the stuff I write in python is dirty and ugly code. Sometimes I figure out new things (things that programmers already know) and sometimes I forget these things. So, here are a few tips and tricks that I use from time to time. Really,…

Here is part of a picture some of my friends posted from a recent high school reunion. It may be hard to tell, but this is part of a picture of 7 females all wearing black. I just wanted to show you that they were indeed wearing black without giving away anymore details. If you…

On the 8th Day, God made Pi

Pi day is March 14th – get it? (3.14) I am a big fan of Pi. Here is my first post to celebrate the awesomeness of Pi (I know this is early, but I was too excited to wait). How can you determine Pi? Oh sure, tons of high schools do the classic experiment. Measure…

I need a little rock help

Maybe this isn’t that mysterious. However, quite some time ago my daughter found this rock in the backyard. First, you must understand that this is an odd occurrence. In this part of Louisiana, there really aren’t any rocks, just dirt. When she showed it to me, I readily dismissed it as some lava rock from…

Notes on Blogging from a non-expert

I was going to title this post “Blog-a-lama-ding-dong” but I read somewhere that the title should be very descriptive (for better search optimization). So, my brother decided to start a blog. He was looking for some direction. I am by no means an expert blogger, but I do have some ideas about blogging. But remember…

People in and out of a bar

So, I am still in Alabama because of lack of electricity in Louisiana (although we got power back last night – YAY!). My wife convinced me to go out and hear this band since we are staying at my parents and they said they would watch the kids. In general, I am way too old…

I teach classes. I ask questions in class. I wait for answers. All faculty do this, so who cares. If you are in a class or teaching a class, how long do you wait for someone to answer your question? Well, I asked two questions of my class this week. 1. Estimate how long I…

Dear RapidWeaver, What did I do to you? I like you, I really do – but this is why we broke up. It’s not you, it’s me. No wait, it’s you. I am looking back through my old dotphys posts and most of my introductions are GONE. I was starting to think I was crazy…