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# Azimuth blog overview

Just in case someone finds this useful, out of my frustration to be unable to scroll down the blog easily while looking for older articles (I can use Google though if I know a keyword) I've made this list on Azimuth Blog Overview. In any case, it didn't take me much time and even less concentration, so I don't think the effort is wasted, since I can use it myself.

@John: I don't expect that it's worth any thumbs up ;-)

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edited March 2013

Renamed to Azimuth blog overview.

Hoping that John will add links to his series lists, so that we can gradually build this page up into a full and meaningful index of the blog.

Once it’s in reasonable shape, it would be nice to add a link to it in the homepage of the wordpress blog (if they allow you to do such customizations).

Comment Source:Renamed to [[Azimuth blog overview]]. Organized the links by series. Hoping that John will add links to his series lists, so that we can gradually build this page up into a full and meaningful index of the blog. Once it’s in reasonable shape, it would be nice to add a link to it in the homepage of the wordpress blog (if they allow you to do such customizations).
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Thanks a lot, guys!

I won't give you an official thumbs up, Frederik... you still owe me all those articles! But unofficially, I think this is great.

The blog has limited customizability but there should be some way to link to this information there.

I'm a bit tired, so I only added links to the Game Theory series (which I happen to have prepared today, in a somewhat different format). I have nice annotated lists of posts for the Network Theory and Information Geometry series, which I can include later.

The main series that seems to be completely missing is The Mathematics of Biodiversity, which has, I believe, 7 parts.

Comment Source:Thanks a lot, guys! I won't give you an _official_ thumbs up, Frederik... you still owe me all those articles! But unofficially, I think this is great. The blog has limited customizability but there should be some way to link to this information there. I'm a bit tired, so I only added links to the Game Theory series (which I happen to have prepared today, in a somewhat different format). I have nice annotated lists of posts for the Network Theory and Information Geometry series, which I can include later. The main series that seems to be completely missing is The Mathematics of Biodiversity, which has, I believe, 7 parts.
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The last update I made is from Nov 5, 2011 so unless David added more recent entries everything from 2012 is missing.

If you have a student suffering from procrastination you could urge them to complete the list ;-)

Comment Source:The last update I made is from Nov 5, 2011 so unless David added more recent entries everything from 2012 is missing. If you have a student suffering from procrastination you could urge them to complete the list ;-)
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Right, what I did was to organize the links that you had put there. Then I added a few more.

I just updated the initial statement on the page, to:

This page is an index into the Azimuth blog articles on Wordpress. The sections are for series, or other topic categories, and are listed alphabetically. For other articles, there is a section called Authors, with one subsection per author.

Of course, if you have an improvement to the organization, then go for it, and document it in the header.

Suggestion, can anyone -- whoever is up for it -- who has articles in the subsection called Uncategorized create a subsection for themselves, and move the links into it. Once you have fulfilled this mission, your next challenge will be to add links to your articles that were written after Nov 5, 2011.

Frederik, did you start from the beginning of the blog until Nov 5, 2011?

Comment Source:Right, what I did was to organize the links that you had put there. Then I added a few more. I just updated the initial statement on the page, to: > This page is an index into the Azimuth blog articles on Wordpress. The sections are for series, or other topic categories, and are listed alphabetically. For other articles, there is a section called Authors, with one subsection per author. Of course, if you have an improvement to the organization, then go for it, and document it in the header. Suggestion, can anyone -- whoever is up for it -- who has articles in the subsection called Uncategorized create a subsection for themselves, and move the links into it. Once you have fulfilled this mission, your next challenge will be to add links to your articles that were written after Nov 5, 2011. Frederik, did you start from the beginning of the blog until Nov 5, 2011?
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When I added the articles in Petri net programming, I added the months as well. I think the chronology gives a nice extra touch.

Comment Source:When I added the articles in Petri net programming, I added the months as well. I think the chronology gives a nice extra touch.
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edited March 2013

I added annotated descriptions of each post in the Information Geometry and Network Theory series - I had these descriptions on my website already.

If you have a student suffering from procrastination you could urge them to complete the list ;-)

If we could use the whole world's procrastination, our power would be enormous. It would be a bit like "SETI At Home" and those other projects that use spare computing power to solve scientific problems.

Comment Source:I added annotated descriptions of each post in the Information Geometry and Network Theory series - I had these descriptions on my website already. > If you have a student suffering from procrastination you could urge them to complete the list ;-) If we could use the whole world's procrastination, our power would be enormous. It would be a bit like "SETI At Home" and those other projects that use spare computing power to solve scientific problems.
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edited March 2013

@David Tanzer:

Frederik, did you start from the beginning of the blog until Nov 5, 2011?

I started at the beginning, so I am convinced I did.

When I added the articles in Petri net programming, I added the months as well. I think the chronology gives a nice extra touch.

yes, good idea! Originally I made the links chronologically, but grouping in topics has advantages. (I think you moved Moore's law below Welcome to Azimuth, which was the first entry)

Comment Source:@David Tanzer: > Frederik, did you start from the beginning of the blog until Nov 5, 2011? I started at the beginning, so I am convinced I did. > When I added the articles in Petri net programming, I added the months as well. I think the chronology gives a nice extra touch. yes, good idea! Originally I made the links chronologically, but grouping in topics has advantages. (I think you moved Moore's law below Welcome to Azimuth, which was the first entry)
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edited March 2013

I just:

• created a link to this page from the word ‘Azimuth Blog' on the homepage of the Azimuth Wiki. I think this overview is a better way to get started than simply diving into the blog.

• added a section called ‘Azimuth news', right on top - this is for articles on the blog that are about Azimuth.

• added the last parts of the Game Theory course, which is done. (Yay!)

• moved one more of Tim's articles into the section ‘Tim van Beek'.

Comment Source:I just: * created a link to [this page](http://www.azimuthproject.org/azimuth/show/Azimuth+blog+overview) from the word ‘Azimuth Blog' on the homepage of the Azimuth Wiki. I think this overview is a better way to get started than simply diving into the blog. * created a link from this page to the Azimuth Blog, right at the top. * added a section called ‘Azimuth news', right on top - this is for articles on the blog that are about Azimuth. * added the last parts of the Game Theory course, which is done. (Yay!) * moved one more of Tim's articles into the section ‘Tim van Beek'.
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Cool, these are good ideas.

By the way, the links to the "web versions" in the Information Geometry section don't work -- they are file names, not full URLs.

Comment Source:Cool, these are good ideas. By the way, the links to the "web versions" in the Information Geometry section don't work -- they are file names, not full URLs.
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I just put all of the uncategorized articles into author subsections.

Our next challenge is to get everything from Nov 5, 2011 up to the present -- need to do some fishing on the wordpress blog.

Comment Source:I just put all of the uncategorized articles into author subsections. Our next challenge is to get everything from Nov 5, 2011 up to the present -- need to do some fishing on the wordpress blog.
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I have brought this index of the blog articles up to date. Here we have 379 articles, 27 series and 17 authors.

Comment Source:I have brought this index of the blog articles up to date. Here we have 379 articles, 27 series and 17 authors.
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Thanks a million, David! I will put a link from the Azimuth Blog to this.

By the way, the links to the “web versions” in the Information Geometry section don’t work – they are file names, not full URLs.

Whoops - I fixed that, by adding http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/information/

Comment Source:Thanks a million, David! I will put a link from the Azimuth Blog to this. > By the way, the links to the “web versions” in the Information Geometry section don’t work – they are file names, not full URLs. Whoops - I fixed that, by adding http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/information/
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Hi! This is a great idea. Is it OK to add the quantum network theory series?

Comment Source:Hi! This is a great idea. Is it OK to add the quantum network theory series?
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Sure, of course. Just follow the format. But if you want to be really really nice, do all the Azimuth articles after 7-25-2013, and then change that date up at the top of the page. There are only about 8.

Comment Source:Sure, of course. Just follow the format. But if you want to be _really really_ nice, do all the Azimuth articles after 7-25-2013, and then change that date up at the top of the page. There are only about 8.
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I just brought the index up to date. Merry Christmas.

This index is a good way of keeping track of the blog articles, but not the whole stream of comments. The notification mechanism from wordpress periodically forgets my subscription. Any recommendations for a good RSS reader would be welcome.

Comment Source:I just brought the index up to date. Merry Christmas. This index is a good way of keeping track of the blog articles, but not the whole stream of comments. The notification mechanism from wordpress periodically forgets my subscription. Any recommendations for a good RSS reader would be welcome.
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I just brought the index up to date.

Yay, thanks!

I added a link to Blog articles in progress, and I updated the list to cover my 26 December 2013 post.

By the way, we have an official rule for writing dates, which goes like "26 December 2013". Your index doesn't follow that rule. I don't think this will cause earthquakes and floods, so I won't fix it, since it would take me a long time. I just want people to know we have this policy: day month year, with month spelled out so nobody can get confused.

I'm afraid someone else will have to help you with that... I've sort of given up using an RSS reader, for some reason.

Comment Source:> I just brought the index up to date. Yay, thanks! <img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/thumbsup.gif" alt = ""/> I added a link to [[Blog articles in progress]], and I updated the list to cover my 26 December 2013 post. By the way, we have an official rule for writing dates, which goes like "26 December 2013". Your index doesn't follow that rule. I don't think this will cause earthquakes and floods, so I won't fix it, since it would take me a long time. I just want people to know we have this policy: day month year, with month spelled out so nobody can get confused. > Any recommendations for a good RSS reader would be welcome. I'm afraid someone else will have to help you with that... I've sort of given up using an RSS reader, for some reason.
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edited May 2014

I brought the index up to date -- from January to the present.

We have a number of new authors, which is Great: Marc Harper, Leonard Adleman, Alastair Jamieson-Lane, Vanessa Schweizer, Eugene Lerman, Steve Easterbrook, Ville Bergholm.

Bookkeeping note: I started distinguishing between multi-part blog articles and series. The former consists of articles which are only split up because they don't naturally fit into one article, whereas the latter represent themes which could be explored indefinitely. Examples of non-series multi-part article are Steve's 8-part article on the new IPCC report, and my two-part article on the stochastic resonance program.

Comment Source:I brought the index up to date -- from January to the present. We have a number of new authors, which is Great: Marc Harper, Leonard Adleman, Alastair Jamieson-Lane, Vanessa Schweizer, Eugene Lerman, Steve Easterbrook, Ville Bergholm. Bookkeeping note: I started distinguishing between multi-part blog articles and series. The former consists of articles which are only split up because they don't naturally fit into one article, whereas the latter represent themes which could be explored indefinitely. Examples of non-series multi-part article are Steve's 8-part article on the new IPCC report, and my two-part article on the stochastic resonance program. * [The Pentagram of Venus](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/the-pentagram-of-venus/), John Baez, 4 January 2014 * [Lyapunov functions for complex-balanced systems](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/lyapunov-functions-for-complex-balanced-systems/), Manoj Gopalkrishnan, 7 January 2014 * [Geometry Puzzles](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/geometry-puzzles/), John Baez, 12 January 2014 * [Unreliable biomedical research](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/unreliable-biomedical-research/), John Baez, 13 January 2014 * [Wormholes and entanglement](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/wormholes-and-entanglement/), 20 January 2014 * (new author) [Relative entropy in evolutionary dynamics](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/relative-entropy-in-evolutionary-dynamics/), Marc Harper, 22 January 2014 * (new author) [The rarest things in the universe](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/the-rarest-things-in-the-universe/), Leonard Adleman, 27 January 2014 * [Bio-inspired information theory](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/bio-inspired-information-theory/), John Baez, 31 January 2014 * [Category theory for better spreadsheets](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/category-theory-for-better-spreadsheets/), John Baez, 5 February 2014 * [Categories in control](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/categories-in-control/), John Baez, 6 February 2014 * [Network theory talks at Oxford](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/network-theory-talks-at-oxford/), John Baez, 7 February 2014 * [Triangular numbers](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/triangular-numbers/), John Baez, 12 February 2014 * [Relative entropy, Part 4](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/relative-entropy-part-4/), John Baez, 16 February 2014 * [Finding and solving problems](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/finding-and-solving-problems/), John Baez, 18 February 2014 * [Network theory overview](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/network-theory-overview/), John Baez, 22 February 2014 * (new author) [Markov models of social change (part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/markov-models-of-social-change-part-1/), Alastair Jamieson-Lane, 24 February 2014 * [Network theory I](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/network-theory-i/), John Baez, March 2014 * [Network theory II](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/network-theory-ii/), John Baez, March 2014 * [Network theory III](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/network-theory-iii/), March 2014 * (new author) [Markov models of social change (part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/markov-models-of-social-change-part-2/), Vanessa Schweizer, 5 March 2014 * (new author) [Networks of dynamical systems](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/networks-of-dynamical-systems/), Eugene Lerman, 18 March 2014 * [Programming with chemical reaction networks](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/programming-with-chemical-reaction-networks/), John Baez, 23 March 2014 * [Civilizational collapse (part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/civilizational-collapse-part-1/), John Baez, 25 March 2014 * (new author) [New IPCC Report (part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-1/), Steve Easterbrook, April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-2/), April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 3)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-3/), April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 4)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-4/), April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 5)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-5/), April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 6)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-6/), April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 7)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-7/), April 2014 * [New IPCC Report (part 8)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/what-does-the-new-ipcc-report-say-about-climate-change-part-8/), April 2014 * (new author) [Noether's Theorem: quantum vs stochastic](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/noethers-theorem-quantum-vs-stochastic/), Ville Bergholm, 3 May 2014 * [Quantum frontiers in network science](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/quantum-frontiers-in-network-science/), Jacob Biamonte, 6 May 2014 * [The stochastic resonance program (part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-stochastic-resonance-program-part-1/), David Tanzer, 10 May 2014 * [West Antarctic ice sheet news](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/west-antarctic-ice-sheet-news/), John Baez, 16 May 2014
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edited May 2014

Great!

I'd noticed this page was getting a bit out of date... thanks for rejuvenating it.

Comment Source:Great! I'd noticed this page was getting a bit out of date... thanks for rejuvenating it.
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Comment Source:Sure, glad to do it.
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I just updated the Azimuth Blog Overview with all the articles from 16 May 2014 to the present:

Comment Source:I just updated the [[Azimuth Blog Overview]] with all the articles from 16 May 2014 to the present: * (new author) [Warming slowdown? (part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/warming-slowdown-2/), Jan Galkowski, 29 May 2014 * [Warming slowdown? (part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/warming-slowdown-part-2/), Jan Galkowski, 5 Jun 2014 * [The computational power of chemical reaction networks](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/the-computational-power-of-chemical-reaction-networks/), John Baez, 10 Jun 2014 * [Wind power and the smart grid](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/wind-power-and-the-smart-grid/), John Baez, 18 Jun 2014 * [El Niño Project (Part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/el-nino-project-part-1/), John Baez, 20 Jun 2014 * [El Niño Project (Part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/el-nino-project-part-2/), John Baez, 24 Jun 2014 * [El Niño Project (Part 3)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/el-nino-project-part-3/), John Baez, 1 Jul 2014 * [El Niño Project (Part 4)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/el-nino-project-part-4/), John Baez, 8 Jul 2014 * [El Niño Project (Part 5)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/el-nino-project-part-5/), John Baez, 12 Jul 2104 * (new author) [El Niño Project (Part6)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/el-nino-project-part-6/), Steven Wenner, 23 Jul 2014 * [El Niño Project (Part 7)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/el-nino-project-part-7/), John Baez, 18 Aug 2014 * [Chemical reaction network talks](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/chemical-reaction-networks/), John Baez, 26 Jun 2014 * [Entropy and information in biological systems (part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/entropy-and-information-in-biological-systems-part-2/), John Baez, 4 Jul 2014 * [The harmonograph](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/the-harmonograph/), John Baez, 18 Jul 2014 * (new author) [Exploring climate data (Part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/exploring-climate-data-part-1/), John Baez and Dara O Shayda, 1 Aug 2014 * (new author) [Exploring climate data (Part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/exploring-climate-data-part-2/), Blake Pollard, 16 Sep 2014 * [Information aversion](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/information-aversion/), John Baez, 22 Aug 2014 * [The stochastic resonance program (part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/the-stochastic-resonance-program-part-2/), David Tanzer, 28 Aug 2014 * [Science, models and machine learning](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/science-models-and-machine-learning/), David Tweed, 3 Sep 2014 * [The logic of real and complex numbers](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/the-logic-of-real-and-complex-numbers/), John Baez, 8 Sep 2014 * [Network theory news](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/network-theory-news/), John Baez, 28 Sep 2014
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