Archive for January, 2006


Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

(via Chris) This page plots the number of results obtained from google for words of the form a{n}h{m} and then colours it using the log of that value. The shortest word of this form that doesn’t appear in google’s result is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it has 18 a’s and 50 h’s, but of course once google indexes [...]


Monday, January 9th, 2006

Uchicago Magazine has some cool full motion video webcams courtesy of NSIT. Check them out…. Cam1 : Crerar Quadrangle There is never anyone over there. Cam2 : Midway PlaisanceThis should look lovely when it is covered with snow. Cam3 : Regenstein/Bartlett QuadLook at everyone scramble. Maybe you can glimpse the qow running to catch the [...]

Beer Pipeline

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

While reading about Oil Pipelines in wikipedia, I came across a mention of a Beer Pipeline. Bars in the Veltins-Arena, a major football ground in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, are interconnected by a 5 km long beer pipeline. It is the favourite method for distributing beer in such large stadiums, because the bars have to overcome big [...]

Compiling OpenOffice

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

I decided to upgrade to OpenOffice version 2 as I wanted to use oodraw to make some flowcharts. Emerging software on gentoo involves compiling it (though you can install binary package s if you really want) and OpenOffice weighs in at a hefty 150MB download. I think it will only finish compiling tomorrow morning. Meanwhile [...]