Over the summer of 2012 I did some research in applied mathematics at the Illinois Institute of Technology. My research partner and I made a poster summarizing the results and presented it at a few conferences. We’re also working on a paper.
My dotfiles are on GitHub. There’s a rakefile that’ll let you install/uninstall everything, so trying out my setup for a while is as easy as
git clone https://github.com/wmayner/dotfiles.git ~/dotfiles cd ~/dotfiles rake install
There’s a lot of customization for Vim and the terminal prompt. There’s also a really nice
.slate config for window management.
rake installto backup your existing dotfiles.
A while back I was looking for jobs and wanted to get familiar with Node.js, CoffeeScript, Express, Jade, Less, and Bootstrap, so I built a resume page using those technologies. Now my resume is part of this site, but the old standalone project is published on GitHub. Check out the README for details on how to use it.
I first came across it when I read Chaos by James Gleick in 10th grade. Right after that, I read Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach (like every other introspective nerd). This was my first glimpse of real mathematics. I had always thought I didn’t like math, but after seeing this I realized that I just didn’t like math class.
The Mandelbrot Set is just the set of complex numbers \(c\) for which the orbit of \(0\) remains bounded under iteration of this beautifully simple equation: