Little Steps

Ask me anything   Things learned along the way.

Captain Underpants tops list of frequently challenged books in U.S. | CBC Books | CBC Radio →

If the name of the book is Captain Underpants, don’t take it out if the library unless you can handle a little potty humour!

— 2 days ago
#books 
Paresthesia

Well, that was a lovely week off from migraines and side effects.  

Came home this afternoon with a Migraine.  Though I did get relief from meds, I still went to sleep.  Generally an off evening.

Now going to sleep again won’t be easy as the paresthesia (pins and needles) in my right foot is returned.  

— 1 week ago
#health  #personal 

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

The recently released music video for Jack White’s “High Ball Stepper” is a fantastic marriage of science and art. The audio is paired with visuals based around vibration effects using both granular materials and fluids. There are many examples of Faraday waves, the rippling patterns formed when a fluid interface becomes unstable under vibration. There are also cymatic patterns and even finger-like protrusions formed by when shear-thickening non-Newtonian fluids get agitated. (Video credit: J. White, B. Swank and J. Cathcart; submitted by Mike and Marius)

One of the activities I do with the younger Scouting kids is make flubber. Last year we put some on a speaker to watch the reaction to the sound waves. You need the right music to get a good display.

This video is great. I’ll have to look at including other types of

substrate for interesting effect. Nice to include some STEM info along with the entertainment value.
— 1 week ago with 238 notes
#fun meets science 
Side effects

Weaning off migraine meds.

-sleeping better
-waking up in the morning
-little to no pins and needles

Still loosing my words this morning so a little frustrated about that.

Watching my diet very closely so no migraine related symptoms do far.

— 1 week ago
#health 

Winnipeg in June… it may be snowing today but June is 8 weeks away.  I took this last June.  

— 1 week ago
#Summer is coming 
How networked are today’s scholars? | GRAND NCE →

GRAND has updated their website.  I expect lots more hits!

— 1 week ago
#new media research 
humansofnewyork:

Pretty much the exact same time we signed a deal for the HONY book, we began working on a HONY kids’ book too. Over the last couple years, it went through a few different concepts and rewrites, until we ended up with the treasure that is LITTLE HUMANS. The final product ended up being a short narrative about what it means to be a little human. On each page there is a kid portrait which illustrates each aspect of little humanity. (Several of the photos have not been posted to the blog, which required a lot of self-restraint, because I especially love the kid posts.) 
Little Humans was so fun to write, I’m really proud of it, and am really excited for everyone to see it. I must also disclose that my girlfriend brought instrumental kid-knowledge to the table, gathered from years of intensive babysitting. 
The book is for ages 2 to 7, and will be released on October 7th. You can preorder it here: http://amzn.to/1ipvbw4

micro-fashion are some of my FAVOURITES 

humansofnewyork:

Pretty much the exact same time we signed a deal for the HONY book, we began working on a HONY kids’ book too. Over the last couple years, it went through a few different concepts and rewrites, until we ended up with the treasure that is LITTLE HUMANS. The final product ended up being a short narrative about what it means to be a little human. On each page there is a kid portrait which illustrates each aspect of little humanity. (Several of the photos have not been posted to the blog, which required a lot of self-restraint, because I especially love the kid posts.) 

Little Humans was so fun to write, I’m really proud of it, and am really excited for everyone to see it. I must also disclose that my girlfriend brought instrumental kid-knowledge to the table, gathered from years of intensive babysitting. 

The book is for ages 2 to 7, and will be released on October 7th. You can preorder it here: http://amzn.to/1ipvbw4

micro-fashion are some of my FAVOURITES 

— 1 week ago with 1661 notes

mrvelocipede:

Knitting + fractal. It seems like it should be an April Fools joke, but it’s not.

Sierpinski Gasket shawl, knitted in Zitron Filisilk. About 60” across the top edge. Somewhat wrinkled from being folded and then sitting around for a while.

Future project?

(via visualizingmath)

— 2 weeks ago with 1116 notes
#knitting  #fractals