# Archive — hermiene.net

"What is a tree but a tower that withers and dies? What is a pond but a cistern that stagnates and fills with muck? What is a patch of ground but a road which cracks and washes away?"

### June 6, 2003

StatBar 0wnz j00 (the first and last time you'll ever see me writing leet-speak (probably)).

The fact that $(a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2$ is much easier understood with this picture, and as such, the Graphs & Functions page has been updated accordingly (with comments):