I’m renaming my blog from Ignore Me to Pedantic Dan.
There’s an old brain teaser that is posed as a word problem, something like this: If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many days will it take three hens to lay three eggs? or If a hen and a half lays an egg […]
When I was in high school, I met my best friend’s father (not at all unusual, I hear). My best friend’s father was, and is, a cinematographer and worked on such films as Second Hand Lions, Space Cowboys, and Unforgiven. In fact, he was nominated for the 1992 Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Unforgiven. […]
Since I was a boy, I’ve heard it said that when Jesus preached, “Love thy neighbor as thyself”, He meant that we must first learn to love ourselves before we can love others. Thus, many have taken the teaching to mean that we must all become self-absorbed and focus on building our own self esteem. […]
When I was in college, many years ago, I studied physics. Somewhere along the way we learned about pulleys. The purpose of a pulley is to change the direction of a force. Ideally it will do so with very little friction, but the purpose is still nothing more than changing the direction of a force. […]