My name is Misha. Welcome to my site!

See what I’m up to, more about me and this site, and my open source projects.

My recent blog posts are below; you can also see them by tag or the full archive.

My name is Misha. Welcome to my site!

See what I’m up to, more about me and this site, and my open source projects.

My recent blog posts are below; you can also see them by tag or the full archive.

If something is growing at a rate of 5% per year, how many years will it take until it doubles? Common wisdom suggests it’s approximately 70/5 = 14, but why?...

How to copy and paste on the command-line in macOS and Linux....

Sharing my solutions to the Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest problems....

A poem by Robert Frost...

Let’s look at how we can solve the quadratic equation without using the memorized formula, and then derive the quadratic formula itself from scratch using our method of solving the quadratic equation....

Evaluation of KaTeX and MathJax, along with client-side rendering as well as static (server-side) rendering, trade-offs and feasibility, and a comparison of rendering and maintainability of the various options....

Typography, typefaces, fonts, and their various licenses....

How I wrote the earlier post “running decade-old games in containers” and generated the incremental file diffs of the Dockerfile and runner.sh script....