Last week, thanks to Belinda Allen MVP for organising, we had a social Teams meeting of many of the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. During this special Advanced Networking Opportunity (thanks Bob McAdam), we were discussing everyone’s favourite Christmas Movie.
Christmas is almost here and so it is time to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. This year has been unusual, to say the least, and has meant that I did not travel to the USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference or the User Group Community Summit Conference.
I love the Dynamics GP community and really missed catching up with everyone in person. Instead, the best we have been able to do is some online meetings organised by Kim Peterson, Belinda Allen and the Njevity team… Thanks guys. Looking forward to a hopefully more normal year of 2021.
A month ago I posted another picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle which looked simple but had more to it than you would initially think.
If you have not had a go at solving this puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading the solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂
A few weeks ago I posted a rather bizarre picture algebra maths puzzle. It was the Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle which looked more like a joke than a real puzzle. However, there is a solution and this article will explain it.
If you have not had a go at solving the puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading this solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂
I did get it wrong initially, so be warned… it does require a close look at the image to get the correct answer.
The time has come for a new numeric picture maths puzzle. Thanks goes to my eldest son for sending this one to me. This one raises the bar as it introduces some more complex mathematics concepts than just simple algebra.
Study this one closely. I hope your trigonometry and calculus are up to scratch.
I was attending a teleconference meeting this week and after some technical issues, I remembered a couple of fantastic videos from a few years ago (2014 & 2015) by Tripp and Tyler.
These videos just seems very appropriate right now while so many people are working from home during the Great Pandemic of 2020.
While having a conversation with a friend yesterday, I was reminded of a video I had seen a few years ago about giving real time feedback to Microsoft software developers when they introduce bugs into code.
A quick search on YouTube and I was able to find someone who had posted it.
A couple of weeks ago I posted another one of those picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Witches, Wands and Brooms Puzzle which had been doing the rounds on the Book of Face and the Interwebs in general.
If you have not had a go at solving the puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading the solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂
Anyhow, this one came across the interwebs and it should make you think. Study the image carefully before you work out your solution.
The COVID-19 situation has changed the world we live in for the time being, but it has been an opportunity for people to find other ways to amuse themselves.
Thanks Brad Sohner on YouTube for making us laugh. Keep safe and well everyone.
Following on from last week’s Friday Funny: Tour de Quarantine: Stages 1 – 5, we have the next five stages for your viewing pleasure.
While none of us like the need for isolation and quarantine, it has given many creative people too much free time and the result is the many really funny videos are doing the rounds on the interwebs.
This series tickled my fancy as each year I become a Tour de France widower as my wife, Jennifer, watches the race footage every night. Credit to Brad Sohner on YouTube for making us laugh.
Danny MacAskill is an amazing mountain bike cyclist who turns freestyle riding into an art form. His videos are always awe inspiring and funny (especially the bloopers at the end).
Earlier this month (a few days after May the Fourth) the team from the YouTube Channel FXitinPost released an unofficial short of their version of the lightsaber battle between Darth Vader and Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi on the Death Star as Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca (RIP: Peter Mayhew) and C3PO & R2D2 escape.
If you have seen the movie Rogue One, the ending scene finally shows why Darth Vader was feared. Watching the original version of the fight between Vader and Kenobi, the fight seems pretty boring by today’s standards. This fan created reimagining is amazing and a much more in line with the recent movies.
So the question is “How do you like your Toast?”.
Do you like warm soft bread, burnt smoldering charcoal or something in between?
You would have seen that I recently served on Jury Duty. I was lucky to be assigned to a short three day case and was able to get back to work fairly quickly.
Last week, I mentioned having a chat with Jim in the US about Order of Operations and algebra mathematics problems. He sent me a link to a video on Order of Operations title “The Order of Operations is Wrong”. The video description does go on to explain that Order of Operations is “Morally Wrong, that is…”.
I actually agree which much of what the video says and wanted to clarify what I see as the issue with blindly (and sometimes incorrectly) following the Order of Operations mnemonic that you were taught at primary/elementary school.