There was a time when electronic calculators did not yet exist. This did not stop us from doing complicated things, like going to the moon, figuring out the double helix, or designing the Boeing 747. In those days, when we needed to compute things, we used slide rules which are marvelous and beautiful instruments!
There are many pages about slide rules on the web, and you can still buy brand new slide rules (40 years old but never used, and still in their factory supplied box) in various places. The purpose of this particular and quite idiosyncratic slide rule page is to describe common scales used on slide rules, and the kind of mathematical expressions that could be evaluated with those scales.
Greetings! This site contains scans and descriptions of my collection of slide rules, along with several pages of (hopefully) useful background information. I haven't been actively collecting new rules for several years now, but I have kept the site up as a resource for others.
This handcrafted guide exists to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis.
This guide is opinionated in a way that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Python’s official documentation. You won’t find a list of every Python web framework available here. Rather, you’ll find a nice concise list of highly recommended options.
A father-and-sons team that make ten minute audio loops of all kinds of background sound, from wild west saloons to airliners, circuses, rivers, towns, science fiction setings, and more. Great for ambience for tabletop RPGs.
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