Welcome to Cinder


Nice tutorial for the Cinder C++ library for creative coding.

NO BULLSHIT guide to Math and Physics


A new type of textbook

A com­pact text­book that ex­plains cal­cu­lus and me­chan­ics clearly and in­tu­itively.

Calculus and mechanics together

Cal­cu­lus and me­chan­ics are of­ten taught as sep­a­rate sub­jects. It shouldn’t be like that. If you learn cal­cu­lus with­out me­chan­ics, it will be bor­ing. If you learn physics with­out cal­cu­lus, you won’t truly un­der­stand.

By learn­ing both sub­jects in par­al­lel, you will be able to un­der­stand con­cepts much bet­ter.

7/8/12: Roasted Peach


to standard base:

  1. Peel & slice 3 peaches, then roast with a few tablespoons of sugar and a little lemon juice in a 400F oven for 10 minutes or so, until soft.
  2. Puree the peaches until smooth (I got about 3/4 of a cup), then add to the prepared base.
  3. Chill thoroughly & spin.


I should have waited for the peaches I had to ripen more — the taste was not as strongly peachy as I had hoped for. Next time.

6/8/12: Angry Samoans

Angry Samoans.

Cherry Vanilla with Girl Scout ‘Samoas’ cookies blended in. This is my second batch of this one.

Standard base + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 box Samoas cookies, chopped.


  1. Make a 1:1 simple syrup (boil 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to dissolve)
  2. Pour syrup over ~1 cup chopped dried bing cherries (got mine from Trader Joe’s)
  3. Chill overnight.

Spin the ice cream, then mix in the cookie pieces and cherries with a little of the syrup as you go.