Despite the fact that I grew up to earn a degree in mathematics, I remember math classes in my elementary school as pretty much the dullest subject on earth. Which is probably one of the reasons I love Vi’s doodles so much. Experiencing mathematics through doodling while bored seems way more fun than paying attention did. Here’s a video of binary tree and fractal doodles:
Check out the other neat stuff (including more in the doodle series) at vihart.com.
- A few more posts in response to Michael Arrington’s Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men.:
- Open source mapping tech goes global:
A group in Egypt has got so tired of women not being able to go about their daily lives without being harassed on the street that they’ve introduced a text message reporting service. If a woman experiences unwanted attention from a man in a public place she simply picks up her mobile and sends a text to HarassMap where it’s reported on a centralised computer.
- Dear Google: Can We Have Some Accessibility With Our Email Please?:
In order to tell Google about their problems with accessibility [specifically, captchas], you need to be able to pass through the inaccessible Challenge.
- Nathan Torkington: Changing the Demographics of Innovation:
But there are some interesting signs that the things you have to do to get women into computing is how you get more *people* into computing. That is, the things that drive away women are driving away shiploads of men too.
- How to make a uterus piÃ±ata: Liz Henry shows you how.
- Aqueduct Press has announced 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, to be released on Le Guin’s 81st birthday. Pre-orders are discounted. (Via wild_irises.)
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The narratives will come. Tomorrow, gentle readers. Till then, a picspam:
Angie Byron playing with Sridhar’s OLPC at the networking event at the Opera House.
New Zealand Wool, maybe with some possum in it:
Jamie’s “Friends Help Friends With Linux” shirt:
My Mac talks to an Aiko/Arduino/Pebble thing:
Nic’s beer cozy mod, for a camera holder on wheelchair:
Nancy who gave the genderchanger/etc talk:
Girl Geek Dinner:
Miskatonic U. Alumn, with small Ada:
We have the same hackerspace tshirt so we must be almost related:
Susanne Ruthven and Andrew Ruthven and kids, conference organizers:
We are invited to do the Ka Mate Haka:
Last but not least, the Linuxchix Gentlemen’s Auxiliary: