Happy pi day! Today we think of pi as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (3.14...). But in the olden days (and even today) some people thought pi should be the ratio of a circle's radius to its diameter (6.28...), Today, that symbol is called tau, and in some cases, it makes for cleaner looking equations. 3Blue1Brown made a fun video about the "seminal moments when pi became the standard."
Another reason to celebrate pi day - the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, a significant update to the amazing little $35 Linux computer:
Pi Day is coming up this Saturday. To celebrate, here’s a cool little demo of 3.14 using four pizzas and one circumference of crust. With Pi Day just around the corner, let’s remember what Pi is all about. After washing your hands thoroughly, cut the crust off a pizza pie and lay it across four […]
Canton Becker, an electronic music composer and programmer, composed a procedurally generated song that uses the first billion digits of pi as its input. I haven’t listened to all 114 years of the song yet, but I like what I have heard so far. From his statement: Becker programmed — or composed — an algorithm […]
One of my all time favorite singers.
Dealing with all the COVID-19 fallout is one of the new realities of our ever-changing world — and that isn’t likely going away anytime soon. It’s also prompted a rash of existential questions for parents. Questions like how do I protect my kids? Or how do I soothe their fears? And there’s also one of […]
If you’re already incredibly bored in your social distancing situation, now is a great time to pick up a hobby. Actually, now’s a great time to pick up multiple hobbies, and nothing will make that easier (or nicer to look at) than this very cool AquaSprouts® Fountain: Aquaponics Water Garden. What the heck is an […]
Many Americans are facing unexpected changes in their professional lives that have left them with quite a bit of downtime. It’s stressful and frustrating, but the best thing to do is focus on controlling what you can control. If you have extra hours on your hands, you can be productive with them. Use them to […]