- Some people have been admiring the new math typesetting;
that's MathJax, which I was introduced to
by Brendan O'Connor.
- Some people have been crediting me with coming up with attention
conservation notices. I got them
from Bruce Sterling's
old Viridian mailing list, and so
far as I
originate with Chairman Bruce.
- Most of all, thanks to
Carroll and the crew at Three Quarks Daily for
awarding In Soviet Union, Optimization Problem
Solves You second place
annual science-blogging competition. This is a pleasant but entirely
unanticipated honor for a long, dense, obscure post about esoteric topics,
and so I am happy to display their banner:
Let me very strongly recommend all the other finalists; there's some great
writing there, much of it by blogs I'd never seen.
But (since I can't be fed without biting a hand), I do want to contest
Sean's claim that I have such a pathological aversion to visual interest that I
"use a slightly gray font on a white background, presumably because black on
white would come off as too florid". This is a cat* critiquing an expansion of
a Hamiltonian/log-likelihood function:
Sean's argument is invalid.
*: Nimbus "Fog" Moore.
Update, 25 July: fixed some mangled sentences, added a link to Sterling's
explanation of "attention conservation notice".
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