Will Nicholes

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October 26, 2009

I have posted some pictures from the October 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet on the “On Stage” page.

June 27, 2009

I’ve popped up in another Slow Wave: Monkey Jeopardy.

May 16, 2009

Another Slow Wave appearance! How cool. Check out Exit to Michigan.

March 4, 2009

I’ve changed the character encoding for this site from Windows-1252 to UTF-8 because I’m such a fan of UTF-8.

That’s right, I like this particular character encoding scheme so much I gave it its own Facebook fan page.

I’ve also set up a fan page for the Centennial Light, which you can read more about on the electricity page.

January 17, 2009

Acoustic Theremin is this week’s Slow Wave, based on a dream of mine.

November 6, 2008

In honor of our newly-elected President, here is an updated version of the Periodic Table of the U.S. Presidents.

Periodic Table of the U.S. Presidents

You can even get it on a T-shirt or coffee mug if you’re so inclined!

November 5, 2008

Another On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences submission: List giving least odd integer of each prime signature.

May 17, 2008

Check it out... this week’s Slow Wave features a submission of mine.

February 13, 2008

I’ve added a links page to keep track of some of my favorite sites.

January 2, 2008

I’ve added a new writing section to the site; its first entry is a parable titled The Apple Seller.

December 10, 2007

Slow Wave is one of my favorite comics: fans write to the artist describing a dream they’ve had, and each week, the artist (Jesse Reklaw) picks a dream and illustrates it. This week, he picked mine!Slow Wave

December 2, 2007

There’s a new page in the math section: Binary-encoded Prime Signatures.

November 29, 2007

Lots more on the math page now!

November 15, 2007

New on the website: an article on how illuminated light switches work, and why they’re incompatible with compact fluorescent bulbs. Check it out!

October 31, 2007

I’ve added an “About this site” page to the site, complete with a picture of the server that’s sending you this very page.

October 22, 2007

I’ve been published! Well, a picture of mine’s been published, at least.

Check out Lonely Planet’s Signspotting 2: The World’s Most Absurd Signs, which features many quite funny photographs, including one of my own.

Signspotting 2

October 1, 2007

I’ve got myself another entry in the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.

While doodling around with Fibonacci numbers, I noticed that the rightmost digit repeated after 60 terms. I was curious when the rightmost digit repeated in other radixes. Turns out it repeats after 3 terms in binary, 8 in ternary, and 24 in hexadecimal.

Determined to ferret out a pattern, I figured out the periods for the first twenty or so radixes. The list of periods (starting with binary, it’s 3, 8, 6, 20, 24, 16, 12, 24, 60, 10, 24, 28...) didn’t seem to have any pattern I could discern, but I thought if nothing else, it would be a cool sequence to submit to OEIS.

Unfortunately for me, someone else had already submitted it back in 2005.

So I set out to come up with a Fibonacci-related sequence that wasn’t already in there, and I came up with this one. It’s not quite as cool as my first one, but it’ll do.

September 16, 2007

One of the photographs I submitted to the folks at Signspotting has been published in the August 10, 2007 edition of the Houston Chronicle (first page of the Travel section).

Unfortunately, the page is no longer available online, but you can see the original photograph here.

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