In a fit of housekeeping zeal, I went on something of a blogcrawl (like a barcrawl, with less delirium, but about the same amount of nausea) to find some new deserving blogs for our roll of bloggery.
The most notable thing was the shocking number of blogs that link to us (see for your self). The sheer mass of them had never hit me at once before. A fair number have petered out already, but a lot are still active. As I think I said before, this math blogging thing is gonna be BIG.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was that my old friend Jesse Johnson (we went to Budapest Semesters in Mathematics together 7 years ago) now has a blog on low dimensional topology, which I somehow managed to look at months ago without registering the identity of its author. Jesse is (and from my recollection, always has been) a real low-dimensional topologist, as opposed to myself who is egregiously faking it (and yet somehow I still manage to get myself invited to conferences). Jesse and I also seem to have a remarkable knack for following each other around the country (we both went to college in western New England, grad school in Northern California, and now he’s at Yale, and I’m in Princeton on my way to MIT). We’ll have to see how long we can keep that up.
I do recommend perusing some of the other additions as well. Neverending Books and Ars Mathematica both have extremely deep archives that I have barely begun to spelunk, and I’m definitely intrigued by Charles’s attempt to do algebraic geometry from the beginning at Rigorous Trivialities, though I’m sure the series reads pretty differently for someone who’s already read Hartshorne.