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The Geometry of Restricted Partitions. Slides and video for my math talk at the IMA workshop "Geometric and Enumerative Combinatorics" last week are online.

This is the first time I included interactive 3d graphics and animations! It was a lot of work but it turned out to be great for communicating a lot of content in a short amount of time. Built with #ThreeJS.

http://blog.felixbreuer.net/2014/11/20/geometry-of-restricted-partitions-talk-slides-threejs.html

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I highly suggest reading the cover letter that these four academics wrote when applying *as a group* to fill the spot for a president who would earn  $400,000 per year.

The entire letter is great, but these two points stand out:

"We believe that our commitment to higher education is evident in our willingness to job-share and to each take only a fair and reasonable salary, rather than one which is four or five times that of a tenured academic and at least ten times that of a sessional, and that this willingness will prove to society our belief in "the importance of higher education," and encourage others in similar positions to follow suit."

"As you can see, four people can manage this job far more effectively than any one single person, however qualified that person might be for a half-a-million in compensation. We can spell off the dreary business of Convocation, with one person attending/presiding while the other three continue on with the much-needed work of the President/Vice-Chancellor's office, rather than having to take a week's hiatus every April. Sick days will be irrelevant, since three other people will be available to fill in if one person is ill or on leave. Most importantly, we each pledge to teach one undergraduate class per year - which we would bet none of your other candidates are proposing to do! - both as a way of "walking the talk" about the "importance of higher education" and our "world class students," and as a means of contributing to the current climate of austerity at the University of Alberta, in which everyone - even in the highest levels of administration! - is called to pitch in and do their bit."

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Why are there few open source software projects on Kickstarter? How would a crowdfunding model for open source work? Here are my answers: http://bit.ly/11B9WAy

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There are crowdfunding models other than rewards-based and equity-based. Fund I/O is one of them and it implies a fundamentally different way of thinking about business: http://bit.ly/11t4UGj

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