I've been working on cryptography my whole life, even 'inventing' my own methods, like we all do.
For fun I do the cryptograms in the paper in the morning, simple cyphers with some witty phrase usually.
I've written a number of programs to help me do them more quickly, show character distributions, and manage the substitution of characters, i.e. A = Z and allow save and restore of those in process or complete.
For me its sort of a 'hello world' exercise, and for fun I'm in the midst of creating yet another program, this time using Angular 4, because honestly I really do like what they have done this time.
Watch this space for updates.
Angular, never short on update wobbliness, is updated again. Angular 4.x This version is a paradigm shift to components, which frankly a lot of us had done anyway. They say its like 'a directive with a template'. Whatever, the shift to a component architecture is good, and so far I like it. There is a bit of getting used to the new stuff, but I hope finally this is the last major thing for awhile.
Honestly, its still easier just to write your own stuff.
I am very much in favor of the direction Angular 4 is going, its cleaner, simpler, and a joy to write code for.
Emma is back
I'm resurrecting Emma's UI on the Web, just for fun and for something new to work on. This version dates from last year, and is partially functional at this point.
I still have not decided where/when/how to manage the backend environment.
This will be fun
CERN has fired up the black hole machine again, this time just smashing small pieces, statistically counting the 'dust' and declaring something, anything that fits standard model.
I'm not being critical, but its less than we all think, and more than we can possibly understand.
We call that science.
GUT'is or GU aint
More updates on not much. I've been catching up on reading, and review math while completing Stanfords GUT lecture series, disappointed that there isnt more meaningful math.
I'm fairly convinced that although the math seems to work for many things seperately in nature, that there is something basic we are missing. Even if super symmetry worked, would it mean anything?
Mostly this is brought about by the lack of consistency with CERN empirical results w/r/t the Higgs boson theroretical predictions.
Not a big fan of 'fine tuning'. Sorry Dr. Suskind.
I am quite amazed that there is this degree of uncertainty in many of the things we take to granted, which as it turns out may just be approximations based on empirical measurements, in everything.
Extra Fun Doing Math
I am not much for rigor, two or three of similar things and I usually want the next 2 things.
But it was a fun morning reviewing integrals, anti-derivatives, and integration methods.
The objective is a manifold engine, n-space, and fill in the math between dimensions later.
...and it can be used for simpler economic models, oil analysis, healthcare, weather.
An Analysis Engine Concept
I have tried the online math engines and 'rule' engines and find them incredibly wanting.
Mathematica is an amazing tool, but way too much work for the focused tasks in my analysis projects. Besides I'd rather not code in FORTRAN- or its FORTRAN-lite ever again, so I'm componentizing concepts I need, and leaving provisions for external libraries and objects.
note: diagram innaccurate and imcomplete
Everything is the really. I continue in all my projects as best I can.
I finished the string theory lecure series, starting on a couple others, reviewing Angular, writing now and then.
The more things seem the same...
..the more things seem to change.
Pictures worth at least 10 words.
Across my list of projects there is a great deal of symetry in models and arhitectures, as a direct result of research in, and application to all kinds of data. Specifically the ontologies use this paradigm, and the weather data models use it for everything.
For weather data it a snapshot interpolation defines and instant, and and instance of the model.
Some things never change
Projects on my desk never seem to change much, the piles just get bigger and the projects more impossible yet its all fun.
The top of my research / todo list
And here we go again.
This iteration a gulp project from yo with bootstrap bits and pieces and just a few tweeks. If you ever wondered why you came here this iteration isn't going to turn on any lights for you, this is a personal blog and I post about what I'm interested in or what I'm working on -- its that complicated.
My interests are varied and I touch on topics and try to grok as best as I can at the time, given that this is in so many disparate areas this can be confusing even for me, bear with me I do actually do the math on things eventually.
All the ears are on various nets here and there. With the new admin, there are many changes.