The 8 Possessions of the United States The first thing I learned on Friday was about all of the U.S. possessions. Can you name them all? I could have only named a few, and I would have incorrectly named a couple extra. Here they are in alphabetical order according to their abbreviation. AS: American SamoaFM: … Continue reading What U.S. States and Possessions Taught Me About Recursion
Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Rafael Nadal won the female and male U.S. Open Saturday. For most of the weekend, I thought about what it takes to win the U.S. Open. Players must win 7 consecutive matches in a row to win this tournament. To win an individual match, a male player must be the first … Continue reading Winning the U.S. Open
For the first time ever, I have joined a Fantasy Football League. There are 12 of us in the league and we all roll jiu jitsu which should add an interesting dynamic. This weekend, we drafted and set the lineup. Also this weekend, a very interesting game was suggested by FiveThirtyEight's "The Riddler" called Castles. … Continue reading Castles
Definition Gerrymandering is the purposeful manipulation of the boundaries of districts and regions in order for a particular party to gain a political advantage. Wikipedia has a great graphic that describes how this works. How to Detect Gerrymandering by Using Math On October 3, 2017, a piece by the New York Times titled How the … Continue reading Gerrymandering
Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?