Finally, am going to be spending the next few days sans internet on the Oxford Canal. I will return triumphant and sunburned on Saturday. Adieu!

Finally, am going to be spending the next few days sans internet on the Oxford Canal. I will return triumphant and sunburned on Saturday. Adieu!

In other news I am 2 weeks into Zombies, RUN! 5k Training and have succeeded in two things:

1) being able to jog for 12 minutes at a consistent pace

2) buggering my ankle and both my knees.

Summer haircut time!

made for each other.

(Source: kittyinhiding, via littlewiggy)

Does anyone else get frustrated that you can’t be really excellent at a lot of things? Like, I want to be good at so many things, but they all require dedication and practice and commitment and there are only so many hours in a day.

Truth. I am interested in so many things that I have just resigned myself to a lifetime of being mediocre at everything.

I don’t think I’m physically capable of getting rid of this outfit.

The brachistochroneThis animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: t

he brachistochrone challenge.

If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum

timehappens when the ramp curve is the one shown: acycloid.Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, calculus of variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in quantum mechanics and other fields.

(Source: saulofortz, via curiosamathematica)

Card-carrying folkie.

Whenever I come across people who say that Gimli/Legolas is a weird pairing because Gimli isn’t cute, I have a mental image of Legolas as Fleur Delacour telling them off. “I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk!”

(via sassybluejudas)

I’m thinking it might be time to chuck out the Loch ‘n’ Load…