Mysterious PantsIt's an adventure, 314!
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Let's Encrypt on Nginx Setup<p>Encryption is a thing now, 314, proliferated to the point that Google
will downrank site which do not have it. I’ve never exactly cared who,
if anyone, reads this site, but I thought I’d give Let’s Encrypt a try -
if for no better reason than because I’d like to use HTTP2 on a web app
I’m writing.</p>
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:21:00 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2016/08/encrypt-all-the-things/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2016/08/encrypt-all-the-things/Deploying Elixir/Phoenix<p><em>This page is something of a living blog post, and it does get updated
from time to time. I suggest you look at the <a href="https://github.com/mysteriouspants/mysteriouspants.com/commits/master/_posts/2016-07-18-deploying-phoenix.md">file’s history</a>
if you need to know how fresh/stale this guide is.</em></p>
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:38:00 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2016/07/deploying-phoenix/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2016/07/deploying-phoenix/How to Survive an Election Year<p>Although I generally avoid starting political discussions on the Internet, participating in them is altogether unavoidable in an election year. The winner-take-all stakes in U.S. elections (called a <em>single-member plurality</em> system) enflames passions. So, here’s your guide to surviving an election year, and hopefully becoming a better person for it.</p>
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:43:00 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2016/03/surviving-an-election-year/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2016/03/surviving-an-election-year/Pyramid on the Edge of Forever<p>I was walking through the forest one day, enjoying the soft warmth filtering through the pines and the funny secretion noises of the banana slugs copulating on the trail in front of me. Some of the trees are charred and blackened from fire, but their neighbors are not. Why?</p>
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:44:29 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/09/pyramid-on-the-edge-of-forever/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/09/pyramid-on-the-edge-of-forever/Region between Polar Curves<p>Every once in a while you’ll get a piece of maths which will elicit a
response of “wat?”</p>
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:47:29 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/07/region-between-polar-curves/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/07/region-between-polar-curves/Computational Re-expression of Simpson's Rule<p>Simpson’s rule is given (in my textbook) as such:</p>
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:26:29 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/07/computational-re-expression-of-simpsons-rule/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/07/computational-re-expression-of-simpsons-rule/Is maths being taught incorrectly?<p>We’ve all heard the complaints before: “I just don’t get maths!” “Oh no, not a maths problem! I failed that in school!” There is a pervasive fear and resentment of mathematics in westernized society, bordering on the level of derision that pop-culture takes toward religion.</p>
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:49:29 -0800
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/02/is-maths-being-taught-incorrectly/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2014/02/is-maths-being-taught-incorrectly/Limit of Impossibility<p>This is a really cool trick I only recently learned. Evaluating
limits has useful applications, and this little trick allows the
evaluation of limits which, on the surface, seem impossible. Consider</p>
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:06:29 -0800
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2013/12/impossible-limits/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2013/12/impossible-limits/Euler's Formula, or a Study in Cool<p>Let <script type="math/tex">i=\sqrt{-1}</script>, and let
<script type="math/tex">e^{x}=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\frac{x^{k}}{k!}</script>.<sup id="fnref:1"><a href="#fn:1" class="footnote">1</a></sup> If follows that</p>
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<p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mathematical_series#Exponential_function">Wikipedia, “List of mathematical series, Exponential function.”</a> <a href="#fnref:1" class="reversefootnote">↩</a></p>
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2013/11/eulers-formula/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2013/11/eulers-formula/Simplify the Expression<script type="math/tex; mode=display">Ce^{\ln^2 x}=C\left(e^{\ln x}\right)^{\ln x}=Cx^{\ln x}</script>
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2013/10/simplify-the-expression/
http://www.mysteriouspants.com/blog/2013/10/simplify-the-expression/