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Why I created my personal website with pure HTML/CSS

My new personal website is now up and running (hopefully) and instead of relying on a 3rd-party website builder, this time it’s handcrafted – with just HTML and CSS. There are a few reasons why I chose to purposefully avoid JavaScript or PHP. Probably the biggest is that it was summer and I was bored.…

Integrating a rational function with a convenient power term

Once upon a time in a calculus class, I was trying to evaluate the following integral: \displaystyle \int \frac{x^2+8}{x^3+9x} \, \mathrm{d}x The obvious way was to do a partial fractions decomposition, but I was feeling lazy and decided to use Wolfram|Alpha to compute it and check the step-by-step solution to make sure I had…