That’s Unpossible! The Elusive Dimensions.

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed the Koch Snowflake, Hexaflakes, infinite boundaries with finite areas, and non-integer dimensions.  You know, cuz we are nerdy like that.  Okay, maybe that’s just me. Anyway, it got me thinking.  All of the shapes we’ve investigated had non-integer dimension based on the number of self-similar copies created after…

International Gin And Tonic Day

Hey everyone, welcome to the 2nd International Gin & Tonic Day.  This day is held April 29th, each and every year. Gin & Tonic Day?  I’ve never heard of it, you say.  How did this event begin? you wonder.  Why don’t I have a G&T right now? Excellent question.   I’ll wait while you go and…

Happy Morse Code Day!

Zounds!  I almost forgot to post this.  For those of you that haven’t downloaded my calendar of nerdidays, (which can be downloaded by clicking here), you might not have known that today is Morse Code Day.  The date, April 27, is in honour of the birthday of one of the co-inventors of Morse Code; Samuel…

Wanderlusting

Have I mentioned that I love to travel?  If not, be it known from this point forward that I love to travel.  Love it.  LOVE.  IT.  And yes, I know I have just returned from an adventure with Rick in Calgary, so it may seem odd that I’m already thinking about further travel, but there…

Calgary Adventure: Day 5

Rick and I just arrived in Calgary after a rather relaxing, yet adventure filled weekend in Revelstoke, British Columbia with Karen & Steve, and Jen & Deo.  The weekend was awesome. When last I left you I was heading out to try out snowshoeing for the first time in probably 25 or more years.  Crazy….

Calgary Adventure: Day 4

The post below was intended to be my original post for today. You know, just in case I had in fact been eaten by a Bear-o-dactyl. I can assure you, that has not been my fate. At least, not yet.  Anywho… Rick and I made our way to Revelstoke yesterday. The drive through the mountains…

Calgary Adventure: Day 3

So yesterday my post indicated that Rick and I were heading to Revelstoke today.  Truth be told, I didn’t consider when I wrote the post and messed up my dates a bit.  As you read this, we will already have made our way to Revelstoke yesterday.  But since I’m starting this post in the morning…

Calgary Adventure: Day 1-2

As I have mentioned before, I suffer from a mad case of the wanderlust.  It consumes me; hence the name of this blog.  And as I’ve mentioned before, the simple act of boarding a plane is usually enough to sate the voice in my head that plays the following on repeat and at varying volumes…

Happy High Five Day

As I mentioned yesterday, today is the hand slapping-est day of the entire year.  Are you excited?  You should be.  Anyway… Happy High Five Day all y’all. Today it is your patriotic (or nerdly) duty to high five as many people as you can.  And who doesn’t like a high five?  No one, that’s who…

Happy High Five Day Eve

Are you as excited about tomorrow as I am?  I’m sure you are.  I mean, tomorrow is the big day.  What is the big day? you ask.  It’s only the hand slapping-est day in the history of all days; it’s National High Five Day. According to the interwebs and the powers that be, International High Five…

That’s Unpossible! One Giant Nerdgasm

Whilst perusing the Twitterverse, I stumbled on something most excellent.  Something that goes by the name of Hexaflake, which is a type of N-flake.  I won’t get into N-flakes, but trust me, they are cool.  Instead, I’m going to chat a little bit about this Hexaflake thing-y.  What it is, some of its very cool…

And The Verdict Is (A Follow Up)

I received an email from WWF today to thank me (and my sponsors) for making the CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada such a huge success. According to the email, over $1.1 million was raised.  Cripes on a cracker – that’s sweet ass awesome.  What’s even more insane, there were more than 6,200 climbers.  That means…

What’s In A Name?

You might want to grab a tissue before reading this, because what I’m about to write is sure to bring tears to your eyes.  Or maybe that’s just me.  Anyway, last Wednesday marked the official end to one of the courses I was teaching this semester.  Specifically, it was the end of Calculus for the…

I Have A Problem…

…And admitting it is the first step to solving it, right?  Well, my problem is not so much that I am a chocoholic – don’t get me wrong, I am a chocoholic, and proud of it – but I am a chocoholic that sometimes suffers from indecision1.  Gasp! Indecision hit me several nights ago.  After…

And The Verdict Is

So folks, yesterday was the big CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada.  If you’ll recall, I had two goals.  The first – raise $1 for each of the 1776 stairs that I needed to climb to reach the top of the tower.  The second – try to climb the tower in under 19 minutes, thus beating…