Friday, December 24, 2010

BAHAMA MAMA

Off to Freeport, Bahamas until after New Year's.  Have a great holiday! 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

XKCD STRIKES AGAIN

These comics always complete mah life.  I need a collaboration with this math and romance pondering artist. 
This one is in honor of yet another completed quarter of real analysis.  Ah, Fourier, the humor you enable...

LA FOR THE DAY

...to see Black Swan with the bestie.  I'm gonna pee my pants, I have the fattest girl crush on Natalie Portman.  Envious of Mila Kunis kinda sorta not really may ok yeah fine yes.


SWOONING over the makeup and costumes in this Darren Aronofksy film, I am so excited.

Monday, December 20, 2010

HOLY BOLO

New obsession: bolo ties.  
As a lover of all things turquoise, western, vintage, and silver, these babies catch my eye whenever I see them.  An edgy take on the tie.  Bruce does no wrong in one of these beauts.



Found these pretty handmade in Oregon bolos on Etsy by Silver Rock Design .  Gimme gimme!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

WHAM!

Hi! I'm Kit's blog and I look fancy and new! 

Thank you thank you to Tyler for creating this awesome image I just adore, mew mew rarrr!

TIS THE SEASON

... for party party party time.  Love this girl with all my soul. Merry Christmas!

SOAK IT IN SUNDAYS I

Ten cycles of the moon the Roman year comprised:
This number then was held in high esteem,
Because, perhaps, on fingers we are wont to count,
Or that a woman in twice five months brings forth,
Or else that numbers wax till ten they reach
And then from one begin their rhythm anew.
-Ovid, Fasti, III.

Found in chapter titled Fingerprints of the most wonderful book Numbers by Tobias Dantzig.  I am not yet finished with this gem which Albert Einstein called, "the most interesting book on the evolution of mathematics which has ever fallen into my hands" (obvis this sold me on it the moment I read the back cover).  High praise indeed and duly deserved, I have never learned so much on the history of number theory + more.  

I loved this quote highlighting a time in human history when a base for the numeral system was just being created and agreed by historians that it came down to man counting on his ten fingers.  The great mathematician Lagrange argued that a prime base would be much more advantageous since then every systematic fraction would be irreducible and would therefore represent the number in a unique way (unlike 36/100 = 18/50 = 9/25 and the like).   Much more to come on this book in later posts I'm sure seeing as I'm currently obsessed with number history.  Aaahhhhhhhhhhh thinking about numerals.

 I hope you enjoyed the first Soak it in Sunday (SS) !

Saturday, December 11, 2010

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Working on a new look for my wittle quotient module, sit tight, more exciting things to come!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ATTENTION: NEW LIFE FOUND


December will be a new month for me. Fittingly, we just found a new form of life in Mono Lake, CA that forms its DNA with arsenic unlike us earthlings. This. is. HUGE.
And, as always, xkcd provides this gem on this unbelievable discovery you can read about here.
I cannot wait to hear how the press conference goes... Go science. Go world.


Can this bacteria come write my research paper on mitochondrial DNA mutations? Thank ya kindly.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IF HEAVEN WERE A HOME





Ahhhhhh, Selby. you read the plans in mah mind yet again. Obsessed with every little trinket enclosed in this Brooklyn home. One day I WILL have an entirely melted candle fireplace. Mark my words internet fiends.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Maple Leaf

Yesterday I downloaded Maple computing software for my computer. Should have done this light years ago, now I can solve big equations numerically and get answers to differential equation problems like this:


Cool. Thanks prof.
Maple is neat.

Makin' trees

On mah mind: Fractals again!? I can't get enough of these babies. Found some code online for a random tree generator using a fairly straightforward iterative process involving a rotation transformation for each new level of branches. It has a randomized component in it for the angles of the tree branches, which gives it a natural effect rather than completely uniform (very unrealistic). This is the same technique used to generate forests in video games or computer-animated movies... Hire me Pixar? I just LOVE how math governs the growth of trees, ferns, flowers, mountains, coastlines, and so many other natural features of this earth. Yes, I think about it, well, all the time.

Here is one tree that I made on Matlab tonight. Stay tuned for many an idea/project/surprise I have for more fractals............

SNOW ZONE









As snow and subfreezing temperatures have now become a part of my life, I have found the greatest necessity for the HUGEST of scarves. If it can eat me alive, then I probably love it/need it.
Later mini skirts, hellooooooo cable knit EVERYTHING.

Above are some faves, mostly from asos & bloomingdale's
brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy T-gives!




I cooked my first turkey yesterday. Bar a severely burned finger, everything went swimmingly! This was my first Thanksgiving family-less so I decided to throw a party for all my foreign (and not so foreign) friends who have never had the delight of an overly stuffed belly before 6 pm at the end of November. Everyone brought dishes, flavors from China, Philippines etc etc. and I made the most nerdy dessert I could conjure up for all my mathematical friends. It was a delight. *Sigh* Too bad I couldn't fit this many digits in peanut butter chips ....

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 2164201989

gobble gobble!

Monday, November 8, 2010

this 'n' that


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

In memory of a Greek among Romans

Mandelbrot set

Benoit Mandelbrot, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of all time, passed away on October 14. I could go on and on about this amazing man who went against almost all previous notions of mathematics to claim that the world and all the laws that govern it are inherently rough, not smooth. Although his claims were shunned by the science world, his persistence paid off when so much truth was found in his research on fractals, the term he coined, now found in everything from modeling the human heart beat to the stock market. He inspires everyone from scientists to artists (or both of course) around the world.

A modern day genius, unafraid to think a way that he was told was impossible. My mother sent me his obituary from the NY times. I think I shall keep it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

HER 'n' HIM


found this little montage gem on thefastblog.com
such a great night.
see if you can spot me! yay it's the weekend finally!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Let me count the ways..


just so smitten with this boy. so so.
Tryon, North Carolina.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Right down the middle

This is me in my usual element, staring at computer code in my apartment and biting my nails. Ah the life of a graduate student. Inspired by one too many runways lately, I've done the damn thing and gone to a middle part. The middle of my scalp has not seen the light of day since about 9th grade and boy is it happy! Here are some of my current fave inspirations:

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010

Jason Wu Fall 2010


Alberta Ferreti, Roberto Cavalli, and Emilio Pucci. Milan Spring 2011

Chanel Fall 2010

And of course Kate Bosworth. Just because she is perfect.

Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

If I could own one thing....




It might be a Bengal kitten. Cross between a domestic feline and an Asian Leopard cat. Come home to meeeeeeeeeeee.