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.
I have a wonderful family. Here we are, in disguise!, circa mid-2015—spouse as Poirot, number one as Joseph Steel, number two as Charlie Chaplain, and Ahmed (me) as Dalí:
Unless otherwise noted, this blog’s contents are dedicated to the public domain CC0.
I’m a “he/him”, with no PhD or academic post, so don’t “Doctor” or “Professor” me. 👋! 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 will always work: (ahmed) ΑΤ (aldebrn.me). 🤙
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I toot on Mastodon. 🐘
My code repos on GitHub. 🦉
My code Q&A on StackOverflow. 🐒
I review books after finishing them on GoodReads. 🐲
(I used to be active on the Koohii forum, Memrise, Twitter, and G+.)
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. Family—self. For both: all rights reserved.)