Boris’s Law of Blogging

Before I started this blog, I got a helpful blog-writing tip from Boris Alexeev. We’ve been friends since I started studying at Princeton, so I try to live up to his advice:

Boris’s Law of Blogging
The time between any two consecutive blog posts should be between 1 and 2 weeks.

In fact, his advice has saved this blog from dying a couple of times, as the periodic deadlines have kept me motivated to write; also, the one-week lower bound has prevented me from writing too much and burning out. Afonso and Joel have taken Boris’s Law a step further by devising a two-player version of the upper bound: You must post within one week of your opponent’s most recent blog post. Overall, I highly recommend following Boris’s Law if you start a blog.

Last week, my PhD was conferred; at the ceremony, I saw Aretha Franklin get an honorary PhD in music! Tomorrow morning, I’ll move to Dayton, Ohio to become an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Air Force Institute of Technology. As you can imagine, the past couple of weeks have been rather hectic, so I haven’t been able to write a technical blog post, but I still want to abide by the Law.

I’ll post something more serious in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this short discussion of “crocodile matrices.” 🙂


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