Random Bits of Text

The links on this page lead to texts, otherwise unrelated, which may or may not have the potential to be engaging.

Cryptic Crossword: Amateur Crypto and Reverse Engineering. This essay presents the story of reverse engineering an unpublished scrambling algorithm.

Prime Number Hide-and-Seek: How the RSA Cipher Works. This page describes in detail the mathematics that make the RSA cipher tick.

A Monovocalic Sonnet on Dante's "Inferno". This is an English "translation" of one of Giuseppe's Varaldo's monovocalic sonnets.

Short Words to Explain Relativity. An explanation of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity entirely using words no more than four letters long.

Measuring The Space Needle. An essay on measuring heights using no special tools, just special triangles.

Making a Unique Keyboard. A photo-essay describing the process of creating a keyboard with a personalized set of symbols.


Brian Raiter
Muppetlabs