Welcome to my humble, imaginary abode!
This is the home page of Martin Böhm, currently studying Computer Science at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. My interests include having fun, having a heapload of fun, my school and last but not least, long walks on the beach (bring the ocean to the Czech Republic and I'll show you).
Feel free to contact me about anything and everything. I don't bite!
bohm(at)atrey(dot)karlin(one more)mff(another dot)cuni(last dot)cz
In the current semester, I teach the following recitation ("cvičení"):
- Diskretní matematika (matematici).
I taught in 2011:
And in 2010:
You know how it goes; how often do you show your friends that you care, give them a present without expecting one in return (like Sheldon does)? Not very often, right? So I'm going to add a little PageRank plus points to all my friends, colleagues and people I care about. You're awesome!
- Michal Vaner
- Petr Onderka
- Martin Mareš
- Jan Matějka
- Bernard Lidicky
- Lukas Mach
- the handsome Tomáš Jakl
- Vojta, David, Milan, Lukáš and dozens more at the faculty who lack a website. Cheers, fellas!
- Vojta, Kuba and several more from high school. No websites, though.
If you feel you should be on this list, you're probably right and ordered to tell me immediately. Hugs are free!
a.k.a. short stories
Zen and breathing
When we practice zazen, our mind always follows our breathing. When we inhale, the air comes into the inner world. When we exhale, the air goes to the outer world. The inner world is limitless, and the outer world is also limitless. We say "inner world" or "outer world," but actually there is just one whole world. In this limitless world, our throat is like a swinging door. The air comes in and goes out like someone passing through a swinging door. If you think, "I breathe," the "I" is extra. There is no you to say "I." What we call "I" is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and calm enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no "I," no world, no mind nor body; just a swinging door.
A splendid view on vegetarianism in a biography of Suzuki-roshi called Crooked Cucumber by David Chadwick:
Suzuki was primarily vegetarian, and he insisted that student food at Tassajara not include meat or fish, but he did not advocate strict adherence to any food regimen outside the monastery. Suzuki would remind his students that in order to live we had to kill, and that we shouldn't feel morally superior because we didn't eat meat. "You have to kill vegetables, too," he said.
Walking past the Carmel boutiques, Suzuki said to Bob, "Let's eat, I'm hungry." Bob started looking for a restaurant where they could get a vegetarian meal. "Let's eat here", said Suzuki, going into a little hamburger joint while Bob mumbled "But, but..."
Bob studied the menu with horror. "You haven't had any meat in a long time, have you?" Suzuki said to him. "No, Roshi, not in two years. No animal food. No dairy or eggs."
"That's very good,", Suzuki said, as the waitress walked up "You order first."
"I'll take a grilled cheese sandwich." It was the best he could do with that menu.
"Hamburger please," said Suzuki, "with double meat."
Their food arrived and they each took a bite. "How is it?" asked Suzuki. "Not bad." "I don't like mine,", Suzuki said, "let's trade." With that he picked up Bob's sandwich and replaced it with the double-meat hamburger. "Um good. This is good. I like grilled cheese."
- Born at the end of the 1980s, sharing the birthday with Einstein (March 14).
- My name has a German origin, so you'll make me happy if you pronounce it that way! The 'ö' is deep and the 'h' is silent, it prolongs the vowel sound.
- But if you call me "behm" I won't mind either :o)
- Lived my whole life in Prague, love the city, even its Czech dialect.
- I'm a teetotaler (so don't buy me beer) and I have never smoked or used any drugs.
- I'm a member of the Campaign for the Pleasant Retirement of Hens and Cows.
- My life philosophy is greatly inspired by Buddhism, especially Zen.
- My current programming language of choice is Haskell
- I'm very fond of mathematics; math is the closest link to God we have.
- I adore ginger hair.
- I like clothes the way I like proofs: inventive, beautiful, more formal than not.
- I like puzzles and riddles of all kinds (except the rude ones).
We don't have the question yet, but at least we know the type declaration:
question :: Life -> Universe -> Everything -> Integer.