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anti math people ism?

July 31, 2012

0 Here is yet another person saying that as far as he could tell, the critiques of SK are nitpicking. Now, is that based on anything?  Does he say, “I watched N videos and they seemed accurate to me?”  Can he back up what he says?  Well, no… but that’s not important. Does he say, […]

Uploaded! Mtt2k is in …

July 30, 2012


Not sayin’ I don’t reserve the right to edit and update, but my #mtt2k is up there.   I tweeted thusly but didn’t get nearly the attention that  did…   as far as a direct hit on the “logic” of Khan followers, he nailed it. I didn’t put Miss Conception in there… The world […]

easily encouraged…

July 27, 2012


… I’m still hitting obstacles and inanities — the “okay, the first fifteen times I did this, it worked, and now it doesn’t — WHY?~? — and no, I don’t know another way”  thing… but now, twice, within a minute I’ve figured out why it didn’t work and what to do about it.   (No. I […]


July 26, 2012


   Happens that a student, just about closing time, asked about writing fanfiction, andthat she had lots of ideas to write about but wanted to make it happen. I told her about nanowrimo – National Novel Writing Month, an online community effort to inspire people to write 50,000 words in November.    On my ride […]


July 25, 2012


…. the Washington Post has a guest blog from Karim Kai Ani about the Khan Academy and its hype. ( )  … and people are fervently defending KA, even aside from the Typical Trollposters. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that so many people really think that helping people Survive Math HOmework and Get Finished […]

Inspiration ;)

July 24, 2012


So, I’m doing this tedious stuff … the “return on my investment’ is pretty low… but I do have a talking robot 😉    At times I start questioning the value of this *ton* of time … that isn’t even for a math video, really — it’s the spoofy part I’m working on… and it’s rankly […]

David Combs

July 21, 2012


David Combs

It was most excellent to see David, dropping in to say hello on the Tuesday ride.