Unexpected Value

The expected value is not necessarily the value you should expect, Simon has proven to me today. It started from a morbid story about a dangerous attraction in Kyoto. We … Continue reading Unexpected Value

Cambridge Science Festival

Mesmerized by the Borealis installation. As part of the Cambridge Science Festival last weekend, Dan Acher recreated the Northern Lights right above the MIT Open Space on Kendall Square. Dan … Continue reading Cambridge Science Festival

On Machine Learning and Self-Directed Learning

In mid-September, Simon spent a couple days learning how to build a Feed Forward Neural Network, together with a friend. It all started after the friend shared a cool business … Continue reading On Machine Learning and Self-Directed Learning

Yet unnamed tetris game/map editor hybrid thing

Simon here again. Lately, I’ve started taking tetris a lot more seriously. Back in May, I just randomly thought “remember tetr.io? I feel like I should have another try at … Continue reading Yet unnamed tetris game/map editor hybrid thing

A Boring Game?

It’s interesting how while gaming still bears a stigma in the eyes of many parents, gaming environments are essential playgrounds where both important new tech is born and tested and … Continue reading A Boring Game?

How much information = How many yes/no questions

Simon and dad were having a discussion about how difficult it is to solve a 3×3 blindfolded and whether that requires a different set of skills than simply solving a … Continue reading How much information = How many yes/no questions

Pretzel Mania 2022 🥨

We had so much fun at Simon’s first official cubing competition in Pennsylvania over the weekend! It was a treat in itself to finally attend an event where children are … Continue reading Pretzel Mania 2022 🥨

Infinite Cake Recipe

It was Simon’s birthday yesterday and we whipped together another geeky bake! This time, Simon based his geeky bake on the famous Missing Square Puzzle, involving two arrangements made of … Continue reading Infinite Cake Recipe

Sudoku Player in p5.JS and Why JS is Weird

After writing our blog together earlier this week, stipulating how bad some folks are at finishing projects, Simon sat down and programmed a Sudoku player in just two hours! You … Continue reading Sudoku Player in p5.JS and Why JS is Weird

Jelly is Sticky, Collision is Tricky

Now that Simon has his desktop spot again, he seems to be back in his element, devoting many hours a day to a project, then getting a new idea, starting … Continue reading Jelly is Sticky, Collision is Tricky