Category Archives: academify

Quickies

After what seemed like an eternity, winter is finally over, and summertime heat waves are upon us: Sorry about that, Box Elder. Apparently, the heat is getting to the folks at the Weather Channel, too. They’ve apparently forgotten how bar … Continue reading

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He-she-it? Sheeit.

I’m going to look at a critical problem in English. No, not the inconsistent rules for spelling words… No, not the inconsistent rules for pronouncing words… No, not he inconsistent rules for sentence structures… No, not its failure to adopt … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning

Well, another school year is over, and its time for some academic spring cleaning.  This usually means taking out homeworks and exams that are a year old and shredding them… including the virtual kind.  Here are some of the homework … Continue reading

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Every story has a beginning, middle, and end… just not necessarily in that order

One of my gripes with posters that are supposed to be “mathy” is not that they fall into the same common cliche of a slightly frazzled-looking nerd chugging his or her way through a sea of equations at a blackboard… … Continue reading

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Elementary

So my colleague K stops by my office today and asks if I’m busy. “No.  What’s up?” “I’ve got a thermodynamics problem and I’m looking for a way to solve it,” says K, who is a chemical engineer by trade.  … Continue reading

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