Every new emoji starts with a formal proposal justifying why it should exist.
The proposal for starts with four pages of the history of people pointing at the viewer in art.
I'm getting back into cross-stitch, so I've updated my inventory of DMC embroidery floss colours.
The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a 2600-page tome of random facts and figures, from the speed of sound in various media to the chemical composition of the human body.
I'm on a quest to explore the creeks and waterways of Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster.
This picture illustrates the danger of poorly-designed streets, which the Swedish government set out to improve in the 1990s.
If you see a coyote in Vancouver, the officially recommended course of action is to yell "Go away coyote."
Welcome to the newest version of RossChurchley.com! I've had this website since 2005 and this is the sixteenth time I've rewritten it with a new tech stack.
You can get a really good approximation of a sinusoidal curve from twelve equally-spaced line segments of slope 1/12, 2/12, 3/12, 3/12, 2/12, 1/12, -1/12, -2/12, -3/12, -3/12, -2/12, and -1/12, respectively.
The head of a sunflower is actually hundreds of smaller flowers working together to attract pollinators. Each large yellow petal is its own individual flower, and the bits in the middle are tiny five-pointed flowers if you look closely.
In collaboration with the SFU Library and my fellow grad students, I've written a LaTeX template from which graduate students at Simon Fraser University can start writing their thesis or dissertation.
In 1852, then-student Francis Guthrie wondered any if possible map required more than four colours. By the end of the century, Guthrie and his fellow colonists had drawn a map on Africa that needed five.