
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.

I always thought that Powerball “Quick Pick” was not random
I always thought it interesting that our big lottery pools at work always ended with a seemingly predictable sequence of numbers. So, for those of you interested in math/statistics enough to care about truly “random” numbers, but not good enough at math to not play the lottery, you can make your Powerball picks here: RANDOM.ORG…