This article was shortlisted for the Plus New Writers Award 2006, an international competition pitting mathematical writers against each other in a fight to the death. The challenge was to write about a mathematical topic in an informative and entertaining way. Okay, so I didn't get the grand prize. But I did get the certificate.
I have decided to shut down Electron Drift simply because I think there are other things I can do with my time that are more productive. However, here is one final article which includes summaries of articles I had been intending to write...
Okay, so I started working again, which meant I didn't have much any time to add the "other" change to the site. Neither did I have any time to write any new articles, not with all that Japanese study. I haven't given up on Electron Drift; I'll add something soon, I promise. Did I mention we're moving soon as well?
The experiment is over. I have decided that the site feels incomplete and wrong without a home page and have made amends. So here is the all-new Electron Drift home page. A few other minor changes were made to the site, most of them related to the administration side. Another major change will be coming to the site within a week. Stay tuned.
I had promised myself, privately and in confidence, that I would never build a PC. I did not have time to go picking up all that hardware knowledge and lingo. I am an artificer of software, I calmly reassured myself, and have no time for the ways of the overclockers, who speak in tongues of mysterious jargon. I believed I would find comfort with an off-the-shelf model. Trouble was, I had learnt enough of the hardware game to realise I would not find the comfort I sought.
The second part of a three-part series on building a PC, written for those of us who aren't l33t overclockers.
Did you ever want to build your own PC? Have you hesitated before making any hardware upgrade? Hardwarephobics of the world unite. This is your story.
The conclusion of the series on how the web site Electron Drift came to be, but be warned there are no big fireworks or anything like that. What went wrong at the end (nothing obviously as I make no mistakes) and what was learnt.
A long, loooong article introducing one man's deviant exploration of PHP, using the Electron Drift project as a guide.
Oh this must be interesting. I'm talking about mathematics, option pricing in the financial markets and C++. What more could you ask for?