Two Excellent Mathematical Websites

I usually only post my own work here, but today I’m giving a shout-out to the websites of a German friend of mine named Tadeusz E. Doroziński. He made this snub polyhedron with 362 faces, which I’m posting here as a sample of his work. All of its edges are of equal length. Like me, he uses Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator frequently (available here), and he used that program to create this polyhedron. 


His two geometry-focused and polyhedron-filled websites, and, contain much more, including some mathematics which flies right over my head, as the saying goes. If you like the image above, or you are a fan of my own blog, I strongly recommend following the links above to check out his work. Every time I visit either of his websites, I always find something amazing.

Music Recommendations, Using the “What I Like” Criterion

Ranking musicians in order of preference is too hard, so I’m going with alphabetical order with this. Apart from studio work by Bob Dylan, this should all be pretty easy to find on YouTube.

  • Lily Allen
  • Syd Barrett
  • The Beatles (especially the late period)
  • Beethoven
  • David Bowie
  • Johnny Cash
  • Ray Charles
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Albert Collins
  • Sheryl Crow
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Doors
  • The Eurythmics
  • The Flaming Lips
  • The Fugs (so bad they’re good)
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • John Lee Hooker
  • The Indigo Girls
  • Jefferson Airplane (but later incarnations, such as Starship, are anti-recommended)
  • Janis Joplin
  • John Lennon
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Modest Mouse
  • Mozart
  • Murder By Death (now on tour; website here)
  • Muse
  • Amanda Palmer, in or out of the Dresden Dolls
  • Tom Petty, with or without the Heartbreakers
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Police
  • Pomplamoose
  • Queen
  • Radiohead
  • The Ramones
  • Lou Reed
  • REM
  • The Rolling Stones (especially early and middle periods)
  • Paul Simon / Simon & Garfunkel
  • Skin
  • The Strokes
  • The Travelin’ Wilburys
  • The Velvet Underground
  • The Violent Femmes
  • Weezer
  • The White Stripes
  • Wilco
  • Yes
  • Yoko Ono
  • Thom Yorke