The Franchise Awakens (a review, of sorts, of The Last Jedi)

Gonna do some rambling incoherency about The Last Jedi here. Probably don’t read it if you don’t want spoilers, because, spoilers. Also probably don’t read it if you want good, insightful commentary. There’s enough of that elsewhere. I’m old enough to remember when Star Wars fanboyz were complaining The Force Awakens was a “shot for shot … More The Franchise Awakens (a review, of sorts, of The Last Jedi)

#makevember recap

Here is what I made in Makevember: There are 32 pictures here, because I made two things on each of two days; the picture for Thanksgiving is itself a collage because I made about seven things. I mostly tried to make things from start to finish within a single day, though there were a few … More #makevember recap

Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth (review)

Biology has never been one of my strongest interests, but now and then I dive into it a bit. When Bookbub mentioned Living Fossil was on sale for some stupidly low price I thought I’d pick it up. It’s a good book. Pretty readable and interesting. The writing’s not always as coherent as one would like — … More Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth (review)

#makevember 28: Impossible cylinder

This is another illusion by Kokichi Sugihara. There’s an explanation of the geometry involved in David Richeson, “Sugihara’s Impossible Cylinder”, Math Horizons, September 2016, 18–19, and a pattern for making one out of paper at https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/horizons/RichesonImpossibleCylinder.pdf which I adapted for this.