Entries for March 2013

March 22, 2013

More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About My Mac

Tech blogger Shawn Blanc asked me to contribute to his long-running series of Sweet Mac Setups by describing my hardware/software for his readers. I happily obliged in pornographic detail. So if you’ve ever wondered (as I’m sure you no doubt have) just what kind of computer I use, and what software I use, and why I still burn files on optical media, and how many plants are near my desk, and what my favorite iPhone calendar app is, and what’s on each of my hard drives, then here’s your chance to read all about My Sweet Mac Setup.

March 21, 2013

An Inventor For Math And Magic Fans

This week’s episode of INVENTORS is about Mark Setteducati, a magician, artist, and one of the founders of the Gathering For Gardner (the biennial festival honoring mathematician and writer Martin Gardner). His clever toys and puzzles incorporate principles of math and magic.

In the video, he talks about hexaflexagons. If you’re at all a curious person, be sure to check out Vi Hart’s fantastic three part series about hexaflexagons on her YouTube channel.