February 2, 2013

Changes to Lionel Deimel’s Farrago

Due to a serious computer problem, I have not been able to perform substantial updates to my Web site, Lionel Deimel’s Farrago for some time. I have now begun maintaining the site from another computer. Problems have been fixed and content has been updated. Most notably, some introductory pages have been rewritten, poems that previously were available only on this blog have been added to the Poetry section, and the search function and table of contents have been replaced.

Lionel Deimel’s Farrago banner

If you are unfamiliar with my Web site, I invite you to visit and look around. True to its name, it is rather eclectic, consisting of the following sections:
  • Biography: Résumé, etc., and a description of consulting services I can perform
  • Church Resources: Liturgical materials, commentary on church politics, and poems on spiritual and ecclesiastical topics
  • Commentary: Essays on topics both trivial and important
  • Computer Science: A random, incomplete collections of papers on computer science and software engineering
  • Fiction: Stories (a rather short section of the Web site)
  • Language Notes: Observations about American English
  • Poetry: Poems on a variety of subjects
  • Recreational Math: Amusing material from obscure corners of the world of mathematics
There is also a search page, contact page, site map, and a link to the Farrago Gift Shop.

A few specific items deserve special note. In the Computer Science, I have a helpful article on converting number from one base to another. “Conversion of Number Representations” clarifies some often confusing issues. My presentation on digital invariants is perhaps the most complete presentation on the subject on the Web, though I don’t claim that the topic is on the cutting edge of mathematics. (Did you know that

371 = 33 + 73 + 13   ?

I believe that my pages on curve-stitch designs may be interesting even to those who are not mathematically inclined, since they contain a lot of pretty pictures.

Finally, I’d like to put in a good word for the Poetry section of Lionel Deimel’s Farrago. My verse is probably out of the mainstream of modern poetry, but that may be a good thing. I would especially like to direct your attention to my “Hooker hymn,” “Authorities,” which I believe fills an empty niche in Anglican hymnody that needs to be occupied.

Comments and suggestions related to Lionel Deimel’s Farrago are always welcome.

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