Bossy Lobster

A blog by Danny Hermes; musing on tech, mathematics, etc.

Brand New Blog

After a happy 3-year run with Blogger, I've decided to revamp my blog with viewers in mind.

Why?

When I started my blog, I was still learning the ropes as a programmer. I was happy to have a place to share the things I learned, but didn't have much context …

Quantitative Brain Teaser: Brain Only

I've recently been working some atrophied mental muscles and came across a brain teaser that was pretty nifty:

Find a 10-digit number, where each digit represents the number of that ordinal number in the whole number. So, the first digit represents the number of 0's in the whole 10 digits …

Math for Humans, A Second Attempt

The morning after posting my latest blog post, I woke up still thinking about how to explain the concept.

More importantly, I realized that my goal of writing math for humans failed miserably.

So here is a second go at it.

First we're told we're in a world where 85 …

Bayes' Law Primer

I'm currently writing a blog post that uses Bayes' Law but don't want to muddy the post with a review in layman's terms. So I have something to link, here is a short description and a chance to flex my teaching muscles before the school year starts.

Bayes' Law

For …