The Gospel in Calculus, on WordPress LaTeX

October 28, 2009 § Leave a comment

GOOD NEWS for Modern Nerds

Copyright 1986 Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D.

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  1. There is one God over all the universe, from everlasting to everlasting. Deuteronomy 6:4
    \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\!\! \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\!\!\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\!\! \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\!\! {\cal GOD}\,dx\,dy\,dz\,dt \equiv 1
  2. He is independent of space and time. Malachi 3:6
    \frac{\partial{\cal GOD}}{\partial t} = \vec{\nabla}\!{\cal GOD} \equiv 0
  3. For all men are sinners, and fall short of God. Romans 3:23
    \forall {\mathit \{men\} } \subset {\mathit \{sinners\} } \ll {\cal GOD}
  4. Christ is the Lamb’ de God. John 1:29
    {\bf Christ} = \lambda({\cal GOD})
  5. The Cross of Jesus is victory over death. Colossians 2:14
    \vec{\mathit Jesus} \times \vec{\mathit Jesus}	 = \frac{\bf victory}{\bf death}
  6. Christ transforms us; the life we live, we no longer live for ourselves, but for Christ. II Corinthians 5:15
    {\widehat{L{\imath}fe}(\dagger)} \equiv \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}	 \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\!{\mathit life(I)}\,e^{-iI\dagger}\,d(I)
  7. Love is what differentiates Christians from the world. John 13:35
    {\bf love} = \frac{d\,{\mathit Christians}}{d\, {\mathit world}}
  8. With respect to Christ, there is no differentiation; neither Jew nor Greek, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Scythian, barbarian, slave nor free. Colossians 3:11
    \left\{ \begin{array}{c}	\frac{\partial{\mathit Jew}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} +	\frac{\partial{\mathit Greek}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} \\[1ex]	\frac{\pm\partial{\mathit circumcision}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} \\[1ex]	\frac{\partial{\mathit Scythian}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} +	\frac{\partial{\mathit Barbarian}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} \\[1ex]	\frac{\partial{\mathit slave}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} +	\frac{\partial{\mathit free}}{\partial {\mathit Christ}} 		\end{array} \right\} = 0
  9. Sanctification is integrating faith into life over time. James 2:22
    {\bf Sanctification} = \int^{t}\!{\mathit faith}\,d({\mathit life})
  10. Radical love. The Song of Solomon
    \sqrt{\bf love}

The Day that NeXTstep Died: The Lament of NeXTSTEP User Groups International

August 1, 2009 § 1 Comment

NUGI was the grandly named “NeXTSTEP User Groups International” — a last ditch effort by a bunch of NeXT fanatics to maintain interest in a mainstream operating system while NeXT the company was gravitating towards WebObjects and the enterprise. I as a grad student was President, some guy in Europe was Chairman, and that was pretty much all there was to it.

We didn’t succeed, but we built some close relationships with others equally as zany that continue to this day.

And at least we went out with a bang (below). Amazingly, the original post — including audio from the live performance Rohit and I did — is still available on!

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MacareNeXT: The official dance song of the Apple – NeXT merger

August 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

It was January of 1997. Apple had just announced the acquisition of NeXT. The Macarena was the world’s most popular dance song. I was growing increasingly restless in my job as a management consultant.

It all came together here…

(apologies for the outdated links, but I wanted to preserve the historical record)

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UNIX for the PC (Politically Correct)

August 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

While cleaning up one of my old websites, I decided to move the technical-related articles to this blog. I’m starting with a document I wrote back in 1993 that was accepted on the USENIX newsgroup rec.humor.funny. This was all pre-Linux, so the whole concept of UNIX on a Personal Computer was itself something of a joke!

The humor is certainly a bit dated, but Google still finds over 5,000 copies (alas, mostly uncredited). Yes, I really did write this myself.

Much later, this also formed the basis for a surprisingly successful Apple Fool’s Day marketing request — but that’s another story. :-}

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Full Thrust Logo

September 29, 2008 § Leave a comment

Full Thrust, originally uploaded by Dr. Ernie.

Since my Mercurial repository wants a banner image…

FTGS Project now hosted on

September 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

Since several people suggested Mercurial would actually be easier to learn/use than Git, I have gone ahead on created a Full Thrust Game Server project on the hosting service, which provides:

and much more. I will still post major announcements here, and email discussions will continue to take place on FTjava, but everything else will happen on Assembla.  See you there!

Announcing FTGS: The Full Thrust Game Server

September 17, 2008 § Leave a comment

This is the official kick-off the “FTGS” project (prounounced “fatigues”), an effort to build an online Game Server for the Full Thrust Space Naval Wargame. It is inspired by (though not directly derived from) the FTJava Play-By-eMail client. FTGS will be developed via an open process, using a public git Mercurial repository and the ftjava-test mailing list (subscribe). Eventually the complete system will be hosted on its own domain, e.g. ““.

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