Heck, I've never even read Bukowski and I thought these were funny. If Bukowski wrote Peanuts.
A plea to my mathematically-smarter friends
It's amazing what an expensive education and two courses in signal processing didn't buy me -- would someone please tell me what's up with the two different Fourier transforms, the one with -i in the exponent and the one with +i in the exponent? (Look, I even had the decency to italicize them.)
An open letter to engineering textbook authors everywhere
Alright, enough's enough. I hereby decree:
- Hear-ye! Hear-ye! Usage of xi and zeta are forbidden! I mean, I've been busily copying down xis and etas, freakishly enjoying the restful ease of eta, until I realized you could just do F-sub-x and F-sub-y. C'mon.
- Stop with that weird Germanic calligraphic scary font already; I can't even tell an "F" from a "K" without a glossary. (This stuff. Well, heck, I guess that's my answer.)
- I guess you can keep mixing "v" and nu on the same page, since it's some sort of you-must-be-this-tall-to-enter rite of passage for geeks to see if they can tell the difference, but really. You're leaving an awful lot of trust in your layout guy with that one.