The blog title comes from Professor Richard Hamming’s motto, “The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers” (SIAM).
When I’m not writing code or applying math, I enjoy studying the languages and literatures of the Japanese, Chinese, Greek, and Indian civilizations.
Unless otherwise noted, this blog’s contents are dedicated to the public domain CC0.
I’m a “he/him” (they/them ok!). 👋! Since this website has absolutely zero visitor tracking or analytics, I won’t know who you are unless you write to me, so please do!
Electronic mail me, (ahmed) ΑΤ (aldebrn.me). 🤙 (Though, nota bene, if you ask me to work at your company, I may not respond—it sometimes takes a lot of energy to figure out how to say “no” and I sometimes can’t; also I might complain about your interview process)
I toot on Mastodon. 🐘
My code repos on GitHub. 🦉
My code Q&A on StackOverflow. 🐒
(I do some GoodReads and Memrise, and seem to have a Twitter and a LinkedIn.)
Pandoc is good. Modest CSS is great. SVG-Edit is amazing. We also use Klipse for interactive code execution, highlight.js for syntax highlighting, JSDOM for server-side rendering as much as we can, and MathJax and mathjax-node-page for equations.
(Image credits: banner—self, at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA. All rights reserved.)