Base-seven Multiplication

I woke this morning thinking about base-seven numbers. Realizing that the standard base-ten multiplication process must work as well in base seven, I had to try it before getting out of bed. Base-seven numbers use powers of seven rather than powers of ten, so the digits turn over after 6. Counting in base seven goes […]

In a drunken stupor

Reading The Odyssey (Rieu translation), I’m loving the gory descriptions. Here’s one that stands out – describing the Cyclops, Polyphemus, who’s been snacking on Odysseus’ friends, and whom Odysseus has finally succeeded in intoxicating with his prized dark wine. (The wine was given him by Maron, son of Euanthes and priest of Apollo, from a […]