3 comments Thursday, September 27, 2007

This blog post fascinates me.

Here's a guy who doesn't want to bother calculating the tip on his restaurant check, even though he probably has a palm pilot or laptop or cell phone out during dinner (judging by the importance of wifi access) and could easily use the calculator in said device.

So he rounds everything to even dollars, only to realize that he could be using those precious cents digits to communicate a wealth of information to himself about each meal. Simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication are too much to bother with, but binary/decimal conversions are de rigeur, apparently.

No less remarkable is his discovery that restaurants seem to be pretty lax about the total you write on your receipt.

2 comments Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Melissa finally accomplished her goal to run the annual Mansfield 5K.

Here are the race results.

One caveat: Melissa accidentally switched race numbers with her friend Shauna Steenbakkers, so their results are switched. Her time was 33:18.

Yay, Melissa! She's looking for another 5K to run in November or December.


Only In China.
Only In Texas.
Only In America.

These pictures attempt to sum up the entire world. You'll see what I mean.

1 comments Monday, September 17, 2007

I guess they probably don't keep stats on things like this, but I'll bet it's never happened before.

It's one of those things that, given the number of at-bats in baseball history, was bound to happen sometime.

0 comments Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Did you ever wonder what Super Mario Bros. would look like in the style of Stalinist Soviet propaganda? I know I have.

0 comments Monday, September 10, 2007

Another addicting game that's difficult to describe, takes minutes to learn, and a lifetime to master!

0 comments Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My kids love Word Girl.

First they found her on the Internet.

Then they found her in 5-minute shorts at the end of their PBS cartoons.

Then they discovered that she's getting her own full-length show this fall.

Then I found her on the Internet.

It's a vicious cycle.

NYT on Word Girl

Jim Lehrer Interviews Word Girl