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  1. Logarithmic Spirals

    A logarithmic spiral, equiangular spiral or growth spiral is a special kind of spiral curve which often appears in nature. The logarithmic spiral was first described by Descartes and later extensively investigated by Jakob Bernoulli, who called it Spira mirabilis, “the marvelous spiral.”

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  2. Speeding up your code with the Bitwise Operator (&)

    While building a Flash game, I wrote some code to alternate through squares on a grid system and it seemed rather slow. My code made use of the % (modulo) operator and, thinking that was the cause, I went in search of a better solution. I blew the dust off the Bitwise operator (&) and researched what it actually does. As it turns out, this little bit of programming’s past can be quite handy.

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