Stickies from last week

I’m on a coffee mug.

Huh.  In theory, Dilbert COULD have used J.S. Bell’s quantum entanglement theory to communicate instantaneously.

If a single binary digit records the state of something being “on” or “off,” then what would a single unary digit record?  There could be no “on,” just off or null.

Donuts are good but the donuts in the cafeteria downstairs are teh sux0r:(

Gonna be a shitty day.  I’ve let my coffee become cold.  😦

Here’s a question:  If we can only observe stars by the energy they emit and that energy travels at a fixed speed, then is it really relevant that the stars aren’t where we think they are since the energy reaching us left them billions of years ago?

My candy bar talks funny.

I’ m sure I’ve stolen that carp somewhere before

00026638 – 20101009 UI 1709 LE5-62734R Logo Fix – JMA

I don’t coffee today.  I has a bitsy of a strangeness mood now.  Like

I love the first panel.  I find it interesting that the literal translation of the Spanish phrase for “Answering machine” is “automatic contestor.”

For Christa: – LOL That’s exactly the kind of thing I would do.  And have done.

They’ve switched from Stone Creek to Alterra for coffee service downstairs.  Alterra has much awesomeness.

Since when is JavaScript a Microsoft trademark?  On a banner ad for IE9, I saw “The New Microsoft JavaScript (TM).”  WTF?

There are two full pots of decaf coffee.  This is a logical impossibility:  There are two pots.  The machine brews as soon as you pour water into it.  This means that one pot must always be empty for filling the machine.  How did they get two pots full of coffee?  Other than using a cup or something to fill the machine but…

The list of organ pipes for which I have the plans, tools, and materials to build:



Bourdon (30 pipes, 16′ ~8ft max)

Geigen Prinzipal (42 pipes, 8′ ~8ft max)



Rohrflöte (61 pipes, 8′ ~4ft max)

Nachthorn (61 pipes, 4′ ~4ft max)

Flautino (61 pipes, 2′ ~2ft max)



Principal (73 pipes, 8′ ~8ft max)



Gedeckt (61 pipes, 8′ ~4ft max)

Pyramid Diapason (31 pipes, 4′ upper half only ~2ft max)

Harmonic Flute (31 pipes, 2′ upper half only ~2ft max)

451 pipes, 4 windchests, all wood

Fix banner dimensions.

Add 9/26 outage to motd.

A novice was trying to fix a broken lisp machine by turning the power off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing spoke sternly, “You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong.” Knight turned the machine off and on. The machine worked.

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  1. #1 by Phillip on October 3, 2010 - 11:30 PM

    The last thing, whenever I’m talking to someone about a problem, is the first thing I’ll bring up. Sometimes electronics just get uncooperative. I know with my router I have a remote reboot thing and that’ll sometimes work. I don’t really care to know what causes the hangup (which reminds me, I should look to see if there’s new firmware) as long as I know that I can unplug it, plug it back in, then have it work.

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