On Learning Maths

While imagining how awesome of a maths and philosophy teacher I am going to be for my daughter, whose patience occasionally expires in expressions such as "dad, you don't have to teach me all the time", I recalled my own experience with elementary maths and how wastefully and long I fought against both the formalism and, more significantly, the threat and charge of inadequacy for miscomprehension or substandard performance--so much for meritocracy.

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Setting Up Blog

I've always been wary of third party and/or hosted web publishing platforms, but it seems that there are plenty of lightweight static blogging engines out there. For me it came down to pelican and nikola, wherein I chose nikola. Mainly I wanted something that advertised full support for rST, and a few other niceties, such as tags and comments.