This is my final collection of links before I take a holiday in Sydney for the first week of August. When I get back, I plan to resume the clean-up of this blog’s archives, which has been on hold since late May.
- I failed this American accents test, scoring 2 out of 12. Can you do better? (Here are my results along with the answers, but try it yourself before peeking.)
- Thought-provoking video on the mathematics of bicycle tracks. (I had a go at deriving the tractrix formula by hand — and I although did make some progress, my several pages of scribbles ended in nonsense.)
- Interview with David J Peterson. I found this interesting because I interacted with David via the Conlang mailing list before he started doing it professionally.
- Queensland dinosaur mythbusting: there was no stampede. Long version, short version.
- A biology blog that looks worth browsing properly when time permits.
- In my opinion, genetics is one of the least interesting sciences, but I did enjoy this video. (The final minute is a somewhat clumsy postscript, though.)
- What I appreciate about this economics article is that it’s short. My attention span can handle it.
- This short piece about being a special education teacher in America was written by my friend April. Worth a read.