## Some thinking about fathers and fatherhood

816-201-3484The anniversary of my father's passing is coming up in a couple of weeks, and as always, it has lead my brain down a path of thinking that is even deeper than it usually is. I'm going to tell you a story about my dad to let you know where…

## Pythagorean Triples and Complex Numbers

5154215224A Pythagorean triple is a solution to the Pythagorean Theory such that . For example, {3, 4, 5} is a Pythagorean triple because . This becomes important when discussing complex numbers of the form . The reason is that the Pythagorean theorem applies to complex numbers, too, because x and y above are…

## MineCraft...

(270) 620-3606 | CommentsSo, after a bit of a hiatus (a couple of years, actually), I'm back into the MineCraft fold. Here's what happened: I fell across some MC Let's Play YouTube videos (I don't even remember which ones now--probably one of ThatMumboJumbo's). Some changes had happened since I last had played. But…

## REPOST: The Latest Facebook Chain Letter Meme

2179094533, unmeaningness | CommentsNote: This was originally published on my old LiveJournal blog back in 2011. The original text can be found at /tomd1969.livejournal.com/13770.html. I am reposting it here because this is something that seems to crop up every couple of years. Recently, two friends posted this to…

## Testing Math

9076571908I installed Math JAX the other day, and I want to test it out a little bit: $$A=\pi r^2$$ $$e^{\pi i}=-1$$ This message will self-destruct in 5...4... 3...…

## Tom's Funny Stories: @WWE Headquarters

CommentsAnother in a series of Uncle Tom's Funny Stories. Today, I was about as bored as a two-by-four, so I decided to go for a ride. One problem: I live on Long Island, and the thing about living on an island is that once you've been everywhere on that island…