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Brooks Mershon

I write code at SketchUp and fly planes at Mile High Gliding

→ Flickr

→ YouTube

→ Reading

→ Résumé[PDF]

Brooks Mershon flying Kismet (Van's Aircraft RV-6)

🆕 Projects

# Grid Cycles Grid Cycles

# The Little Schemer Code The Little Schemer [code]

# From Mathematics to Generic Programming From Mathematics to Generic Programming

# Category Theory (self-study module) [Wiki] Category Theory

# SIGGRAPH 2016: A Wide-Eyed Account [PDF] [SRC] SIGGRAPH 2016 Report

# Hofstadter Sequences Hofstadter sequences

# Equidecomposability equidecompose

# Laplacian Mesh Editing laplacian-meshes

# Shape Descriptors shape-descriptors

# Procrustes Alignment of 3D Meshes procrustes-alignment

# Specular Reflections (Echo Simulator 2016) specular-reflections

# WikiBlocks [VIDEO] [SRC] wikiblocks

# Context Sensitive Label Placement nuclear-testing

# Reid's Conservation Legacy nevada-wilderness

# 2015 Cy Young Tracker Cy Young Tracker

# Teaching Topology with Code [PDF] [SRC] topology-with-applications

# Flickr [Medium] Chain Fence and Spinning Can

🛩️ Aviation

Kismet (Van's Aircraft RV-6)

  • Commercial Pilot: Glider.
  • Private pilot privileges: Airplane Single Engine Land.
  • Own and operate an experimental Van's Aircraft RV-6 (N134JB) out of Longmont Airport.
  • 3rd place, third flight in primary at the Ben Lowell & IAC West Open Championship. 180hp Super Decathlon.

Type Hunter

Aircraft I am checked out in:

  • Schweizer 2-33
  • Schweizer 2-32
  • Grob 103 Twin III Acro
  • Super Decathlon
  • RV-6
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 152

Other Aircraft I have wiggled the stick in:

  • Cozy MK-IV
  • RV-8
  • RV-7
  • RV-4
  • Bücker Bü 131 "Jungmann"
  • Giles 202

💻 Code

  • GitHub repositories for longer projects. Some repos are actually teaching materials organized in the spirit of a software project, because teaching is programming. And I love teaching and explaining as I'm learning while leaving a record beind, if only to help externalize memory.

  • for interactive visuals, code snippets, and bite-sized explainers. Often made to teach myself. These are updated frequently and more often than not reflect a day's effort at playing with a new idea. In the same veign as Mike Bostock's examples, these blocks help me to break a larger project into smaller self-contained explainers. It's a good day when I can upload another one of these; like building blocks, these tend to be part of larger and more involved structures.

  • Observable Notebooks. I have recently started producing interactive educational content on this platform in parallel with the material that I am currently self-studying. I learn best by examples. Observable helps me build examples that keep on giving to both myself and others.

🌎 Publications

📜 Essays

selected entries

📚 Catalog

Books, essays, films and other resources I have found to be particularly great or enriching. Updated frequently.

📷 Camera

I frequently push new photos to Flickr.

Sometimes I upload (mostly flying) videos on YouTube.

I've got some older nerdy videos from school on Vimeo.