Flatland and Theological Expectations
09 March 2017
I am going to confess at the outset that I have not read the novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions in its entirety.1 The central conceit of the book, however, has fascinated me since I first learned of it. While scholars read the original...
A Simple Tree Building Algorithm
05 March 2017
It is, unfortunately, not that often that I get the opportunity to devise an algorithm to solve a problem at work. Most work simply doesn’t require that kind of thinking. But I thoroughly enjoy that kind of thinking, and thus thoroughly enjoyed the...
Communication is Hard
21 February 2017
Communication is hard. I have found myself contemplating this truth a lot lately. At work it has become a kind of mantra on my team. Have you ever taken the proverbial step back to consider what all is involved in communicating with another human being...
Thoughts on a Birthday
19 January 2017
I am 26 and as this, my 26th year, comes to a close I see that I have learned a lot.
I have learned how to truly cry–to give a thought, image, or emotion the space to breathe and grow and bubble up into my chest, and then to let that physical sensation...
Ruminations on a Credal Logic
20 September 2016
How do we understand our faith? More precisely, how do we reason deeply and precisely as faith-adherents? Or, perhaps most precisely, how might our faith shape our reason? Do we have a faith seeking the light of understanding, or a faith seeking out...
1 = 0.9999…
01 September 2016
In mathematics it is proven that
1 = 0.9999.... How is this so? But more importantly, in understanding how and why this is true, what can we glean about the nature of paradoxes? Let's explore.
Portrait of Pain
19 August 2016
She lies. Then the sting. Now the ache.
An Example of an ERB Component
07 August 2016
An example of building an "ERB component", that is, an ERB partial that has ansome flexibility around their HTML output articulated via an interface in the
A function for generating HTML attribute values
02 August 2016
How might I write a function that was as flexible as possible in its type signature, and yet still predictable and sane in its output of HTML attribute values?
Accessing Values from Nested Hashes
15 July 2016
How can you access values from a nested (i.e. multidimensional) hash without throwing errors when the shape of the hash is not strictly fixed?