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[6-16-2009 Update Insert: Most of what is in this space is now moot. I found out what I was doing wrong and have reinstated Archives and Labels searches. They do work. However, in certain cases you may prefer Labels to Archives. Example: 1976 Today begins in November of 2006 and concludes in December of 2006, but there are other related posts in other months. Note: Labels only shows 20 posts at a time. There are 21 hubs, making 21 (which is for 1976 Today) an older hub.] ********************************* to my online poems and song lyrics using Archives. Use hubs for finding archival locations but do not link through them. Originally an AOL Journal, where the archive system was nothing like the system here, this blog was migrated from there to here in October of 2008. Today (Memorial/Veteran's Day, May 25, 2009) I discovered a glitch when trying to use a Blogger archive. Now, it may be template-related, but I am unable to return to S M or to the dashboard once I am in the Archives. Therefore, I've decided on this approach: a month-by-month post guide. The sw you see in the codes here stood for Salchert's Weblog when I began it in November of 2006. It later became Sprintedon Hollow. AOL provided what were called entry numbers, but they weren't consistent, and they didn't begin at the first cardinal number. That is why the numbers after "sw" came to be part of a post's code. ************** Here then is the month-by-month post guide: *2006* November: 00001 through 00046 - December: 00047 through 00056 -- *2007* January: 00057 through 00137 - February: 00138 through 00241 - March: 00242 through 00295 - April: 00296 through 00356 - May: 00357 through 00437 - June: 00438 through 00527 - July: 00528 though 00550 - August: 00551 through 00610 - September: 00611 through 00625 - October: 00626 through 00657 - November: 00658 through 00729 - December: 00730 through 00762 -- *2008* January: 00763 through 00791 - February: 00792 through 00826 - March: 00827 through 00849 - April: 00850 through 00872 - May: 00873 through 00907 - June: 00908 through 00931 - July: 00932 through 00955 - August: 00956 through 00993 - September 00994 through 01005 - October: 01006 through 01007 - November: 01008 through 01011 - December: 01012 through 01014 -- *2009* January: 01015 through 01021 - February: 01022 through 01028 - March: 01029 through 01033 - April: 01034 through 01036 - May: 01037 through 01044 - ******************************************************* 1976 Today: 2006/11 and 2006/12 -- Rooted Sky 2007: 2007/01/00063rsc -- Postures 2007: 2007/01/sw00137pc -- Sets: 2007/02/sw00215sgc -- Venturings: 2007/03/00216vc -- The Undulant Trees: 2007/03/00266utc -- This Day's Poem: 2007/03/00267tdpc -- Autobio: 2007/04/sw00316ac -- Fond du Lac: 2007/04/00339fdl -- Justan Tamarind: 2007/05/sw00366jtc -- Prayers in December: 2007/05/sw00393pindc -- June 2007: 2007/06/sw00440junec -- Seminary: 2007/07/sw00533semc -- Scatterings: 2008/08/00958sc ** Song Lyrics: 2008/02/sw00797slc ********** 2009-06-02: Have set S M to show 200 posts per page. Unfortunately, you will need to scroll to nearly the bottom of a page to get to the next older/newer page.


Friday, February 29, 2008


Edges of Knowledge Thursday 2003-06-26 - Arising early, I, slippering into my dishevelled den, blurted: "Boostah, wholah, gahzhah"; and reaching above the top level of the nearest of three metal shelvings I have long used in that room, the shelving which is a catch-all for everything from tennis shoes to envelopes to medicines, turned the knob of my black snake-neck desk lamp there; and png, flick, flash, was back into darkness. I glanced at-- four levels below--what is now becoming my Topamax desk alarm: 6:17. Doesn't it figure, I smiled in my head. Friday 2003-06-27 - And, when I first looked at the clock in my den after eight o"clock, what time was it?: 8:11am. So, if I've not crafted a single poem worthy of being placed in a best poems anthology, I am certain I have written numerous sentences worthy of being placed in a best quotations anthology. And as to my math excursions, number theory journeyings interest me most, especially journeyings of my own design: new-ways-of-seeing journeyings, no matter whether they come to naught. I titled my 1994 math excursion: Meanderings of an Amateur Mathematician I noticed the other day I had at one time figured it came to 231 pages. Fermat's Last Theorem--which for nearly 30 years I was sure could be verified geometrically, prime numbers, the natural number summation sequence, and the like/ were the reasons for that book. Approaches I took were what I called: position math, final-digit math, set math, interpolation math, etcetera. Two or three hours ago I went looking through a copy of my first Meanderings for a fuller description of my position math idea than the one I recently expressed. If you find it too hard to understand, you need not try, but here it is. Sorry; I just looked at it again and found it goes on and on; therefore, I am forced to give you just part of it. from 10-3-92 p. 32b it so happens that at each position the number one needs to multiply the position by in order to get the divisible-by-4 number at that position is equal to twice the position plus 2. Here is an example. We know that at position 33 in the natural number summation sequence/ the number is 528, and that at po34 561. We also know that the greatest least part of 33 is 16, and that the least greatest part of 33 is 17, and that the relevant closed set (at po17) is 16, 17, 33, 528, 561; and that 528 + 16 = 544 as well as does 561 - 17. . . . (& on, & on, & on) . . . . What I want you to grasp from the above are these concepts: 1) Order rules. Whether such order is inherent or imposed/ does not matter. 2) Things need not be 1/ 2/ 3/ _so long as they are orderly. 3) Be creative. Do not let yourself be trapped by the as-it-is. These concepts set forth, I may as well also pass to you, partially, what I recently expressed. Let 0 be the 1st number, which is to say, let position 1 be 0's position. Accordingly, 1's position is position 2; and 100's position is position 101. Then, instead of concentrating on the numbers, use the position, dividing it (whatever it is) by 2; and then multiply the resulting quotient by the number of that po to arrive at 5050 or, or, or, . . . Take 3015847, which is at position 3015848. 3015848/2 = 1507924; and--my calculator is too small to multiply 1507924 x 3015847. I have named this method: position math. I know: all I am really doing by this is giving a name to--while in a way demystifying--the inescapable . . . because I simply chose to change is to ((N + 1)/2)N by my 0 inclusion. A note on the above which I should have be didn't include is that my N + 1 = po = position. - Brian A. J. Salchert

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