I'm an iOS developer, and I'm also especially interested in database programming and web development. I started programming computers as a hobby when I was a kid, beginning with Logo and progressing through BASIC, Pascal, PHP, and Scheme before coming across the nirvana that is Python. I used to be the head of the math department at an independent school here in Brooklyn, NY, where I taught mainly calculus courses and started experimenting with incorporating CS concepts into my school's math curriculum.

I come from a musical family---my father was the Principle Bassoon in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for almost forty years (yes, I've heard the joke about our last name, and yes, it's funny), and my uncle was a Julliard-trained cellist in the Atlanta Symphony for at least as long. I started playing the piano when I was five, and I picked up the guitar and bass at fifteen. About three years ago I started learning to play clawhammer banjo, and I can't seem to put it down. :) My main musical interests center around jazz and American folk music.

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comment Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?
-1 Why would the keyboard layout affect musical notation? There are no "black notes" on violins, guitars, trumpets, clarinets, etc., yet they all use the same notation; why should changing the physical mechanics of one instrument change the notation for any others? Sharps and flats would still make the same sense they always did: as accidentals.
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comment Can acceptable trills be played on an old M1 with unweighted synth action?
There's no piano store near where you live? You could try it there.
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comment Is it mandatory as an electric guitarist to get obsessed with kit?
On the contrary, I'd say you've got the right attitude.
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revised Produce an explicit bijection between rationals and naturals?
Format equations using LaTeX
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comment Produce an explicit bijection between rationals and naturals?
But if you don't reduce the fractions, then it isn't a bijection anymore. In fact it's not even a function, since $f(\frac{1}{2}) \neq f(\frac{3}{6})$.
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