This site exists for my own entertainment, but I hope that some of what it contains may be interesting to someone else.
"A mingled cup" is just a phrase that I thought was funny when I read it, then saw it come up in several places.
I saw it here, and thought that Lord Kelvin was a pretty funny guy.
Quaternions came from Hamilton after his really good work had been done; and, though beautifully ingenious, have been an unmixed evil to those who have touched them in any way, including Clerk Maxwell. – Lord Kelvin, 1892.
Then, I saw it here, and realized that Kelvin wasn't very original.
Lie at the threshold of Zeus, full of lots, one of good, the other of evil lots, and that he to whom Zeus gives a mixture of the two Sometimes meets with evil fortune, at other times with good; but that he to whom is given the cup of unmingled ill, Him wild hunger drives o'er the beauteous earth. – Plato, in "The Republic" source
And many more... The content here is more mingled than not.. hence, it is a mingled cup.
I am a software engineer with a math background.
Claiming to be a mathematician may be a bit too strong, but I will claim it anyway.
I have worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Raytheon, spending some of my time there pretending to be a signal processing engineer. My current employer is Minitab, and all of the views expressed here are my own.
My non-tech hobbies include roasting coffee, and swimming, biking, and running. Slowly.
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