
Entropy of iPhone headphone cables (an excuse to experiment with WPLaTeX)
Why is it that iPhone earbuds seem to tangle with so many more hopeless tangles than any other cables? Of course, this whole exercise was an excuse to play with LaTeX and the WPLaTeX plugin. I also managed to find a nice LaTeX cheat sheet in the process.

Everything in math comes down to calculus
Everything else is a generalization. Take, for example, the formula for the area of a rectangle: In reality, this is the result of the equation: Where the length of the rectangle lies along the yaxis, and the width along the xaxis See? Isn’t that simple, and a much more accurate representation of the area of…

Same old grind / a new day / gotta work / for the pay / Burmashave
Today’s xkcd comic has Twitter all Twitterpated.