I was thinking of all the things I meant to post in 2010, that I diligently saved, but that became less timely as time went on. D’oh! Crucial mistake, since it turned out the alternative was…blankness.
So I thought it might be fun, at least in a New Year Cleaning sort of way, to post them. And I thought I should call it Ten Things I Meant to Post, But Didn’t Get Around to. Except I’m not sure that there are 10, so this might be a Hitchhiker Trilogy kind of Ten.
Thing #1 was really Saturday’s post: The fact that the subtraction principle in Roman Numerals evolved gradually and (really, like almost everything I think) with some back and forth.
And Thing #2 is this Mandelbrot video, which was passed along by a colleague (Thanks Betsey!) in October, only a few days after Benoit Mandelbrot’s death. So in honor of the man and all that he did, here’s a tribute, prepared several years ago. I hope he saw it and enjoyed it.
From Youtube: “A music video for Jonathan Coulton’s song Mandelbrot Set by Pisut Wisessing made in Film 324: Cornell Summer Animation Workshop, taught by animator Lynn Tomlinson every summer for Cornell’s summer session, in the department of Theatre, Film & Dance.”