Phil 9.22.29

Today the USA passed 200,000 dead from COVID-19. That triggered a memory from the earlier days of the pandemic. Italy handled the virus poorly, and I remember thinking that will be the standard that the USA will be judged. It should have been relatively easy to do better than Italy.

In the chart above, I scaled the deaths for selected countries so that they could be compared to the US directly. As you can see, we are now worse than any country in the EU, and staggeringly worse than South Korea.

Not sure what to do about that other than just be angry.


  • Transcribing
  • Reading more on the money book, and coming to the conclusion that money provides consistent mathematical rules for transactions that promote coordination


  • 10:00 Meeting with Vadim. Walked through a lot and fixed a few things. There seems to be some problem related to 120 degrees, which is the angular spacing of the reaction wheels. I think that we are hitting a singularity. Working on a short term fix, though I think the long term is to simply use the reference frame code I’m working on
  • Speaking of which, I need to have a case for handling overlapping vectors (angle = 0), and not using an angle that is too small, and using the last angle if possible. If no angles are available, then wait until the next time and get larger angles? Done!


  • Processing labeled tweets