Many Things

Part the First: I have randomly come into possession of a couple o’ free postcards. If you want one, send me your post address; first come, first serve.

Part the Second: this girl will be staying with me this weekend as part of Caltech’s prefrosh propaganda marathon. Her journal reinforces this creepy thought I’ve been having, that everyone keeps a secret online journal and we’re all just too shy to talk about it, but that’s all right.

Part the Many: I have decided to revert to a primitive counting system with three many numbers: one, two, and many. It makes my homework much simpler, though I don’t know what I’d do if I were taking number theory – can something be two mod many?

Part the Many: I need to go file my tax extension form, since the telefile system refused to recognize my social security number (wanna know what it is? it’s many!). Bah humbug.


  1. pamela wrote:

    Hey, I found your site through BlogSnob. In reference to Part the First, that’s a really cool idea! I hope you don’t mind that I’ve swiped it and posted it to my own blog (duly referenced), but it’s a great way to get rid of my hundred-plus freebie postcards.
    I’ve also enjoyed what I’ve seen of your site so far, even if I’d never heard of gabbro before.

  2. G wrote:

    One Two Many

  3. yami wrote:

    awww, thanks! I’m pretty sure I swiped the postcard thing from somebody else, probably multiple somebody elses (or should that be somebodies else?) – not that I believe it’s an idea complicated enough to be governed by intellectual property regulations anyway.

  4. Kat wrote:

    Speaking on behalf of my Number Theory class, I think two (mod many) would go over quite well with us at the moment… especially if it would help us fudge some proofs.

  5. yami wrote:

    Well, once you translate your problems into the “one, two, many” system, it’s trivial to show that three many equals four many – and then you can prove anything!

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