It was pointed out to me by Kenny Easwaran that I ought to try clustering texts that already have a natural grouping.

I ran my clustering program (which I just ran on the New Testament) on Shakespeare's plays—which were conveniently packaged into a text file by Open Source Shakespeare.

During Bible study last week, it was mentioned that people have used statistics to "determine" authorship of books of the Bible. Having a couple free hours last night, I tried my own experiment on the New Testament.

While we (meaning my wife and I) were filling out the forms for our marriage license, we were interviewed by NPR for Morning Edition! A copy of the broadcast is available online.

National Bingo Night (which seems to me to be very silly, but ignoring that...) has a "play along at home" game, where you print out a bingo card.

I am frequently amazed to discover that songs which I had believed to have been original are actually covers. It turns out, for instance, that TMBG's "Istanbul (not Constantinople)" is a cover of a song from the 1950s.

For $X$ a metric space, and $S \subset X$, define the length spectrum of S to be $D_S := { d(x,y) : x, y \in S }$. It might be better to call this the "distance spectrum" or "distance set."

Most mammals produce their own vitamin C, but humans carry a mutated form of the gene responsible for one of four enzymes enzymes necessary for vitamin C production, and so we humans must find it in our diets. In effect, every human being has a metabolic deficiency!

The question is: how little can I spend to feed myself for one week? I ought to eat 2000 calories/day, so I'll need to purchase 14,000 calories/week.

Tasha the Cat received a new toy--a plastic circle containing corrugated cardboard, with a ball stuck in a track. Watch her pounce!