Calculus on Schoolhouse Rock
I discovered quite by accident while watching the Schoolhouse Rock video on adjectives that the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is used to solve an integral! This screenshot is from 1:30 in the video, which can be found here. As happy as I was to see an integral appear, I'm not sure how I feel about the context. As I said before, the show was about adjectives. Initially, the girl who is assigning adjectives throughout gives the kid on the left the adjective dumb and the one
Give a better interview over Skype
Things I wish graduate advisors had told their students about doing Skype interviews. Do *not* sit in front of a window, door, or any other place that will let light in behind you. Most curtains are not sufficient to make up for being in front of a window. Do have a light in front of you so that we can see your face. When you are wreathed in shadow, you look like a supervillain making a ransom demand. Practice talking normally while a bright light is shining in your face. It
Galadriel and the Ring
Las Vegas is definitely what would have happened to Middle-Earth if Galadriel had taken the ring.