I had another entry planned for today but a link to a video of how baseballs are made that Gini Cornila sent is too perfect to pass up on Pi Day. Yes it’s Pi Day, a day of nerd festivities. If you planned ahead, you’re having pie (I didn’t plan ahead and wish I had a pie). If you didn’t and need a substitute activity, you can take some brainiac quizzes instead.
I must tell you though, there is growing criticism and mounting dissent about Pi -other mathicionados make the claim that Pi is wrong -it should be Tau instead. Or so says Grace -she’s of the camp who agrees that today is half Tau day. I understand you may be dubious; more so once you know Grace described Numerical Analysis as “a really fun class”. I say we should keep a close eye on these dissenters or before you know it, we’ve lost another planet.
And now for an arbitrary, if not onerous and occasional commenting rule in honor of pi day:
Your comment must either be a piem* or it must be in haiku -our old stand by. If you can manage neither, a circuitous comment works well too.
*A piem is a pi poem, the letters of each word must match the length of each pi digit. In other words, 3.14159265358979 etc is equal to this famous example: How I need a drink, alcoholic of course after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics. If you think that is bad, you probably don’t want to read the 10,000 word piem novel called Not A Wake. Indeed.