Archive for November, 2006

Put up Christmas Tree

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Today we put up a Christmas tree. The tree was a Christmas present from my brother’s wife’s mother. Thanks, Gail!

Wildlife at Home

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

We live in the suburbs of a large city, so we don’t get much wildlife here. Here are a couple of interesting pictures. I should have posted them on Halloween.   Someone set out some green mouse poison. This mouse ate it, died in our back yard, then got eaten by ants before we discovered [...]

Shuffling Cards

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Every time you shuffle a deck of playing cards, it’s likely that you have come up with an ordering of cards that has never before been seen in human history. Here’s a picture of a specific order of cards, from a deck I shuffled this afternoon: Since there are about 8.0658X1068 different possible orders of [...]

Wrong Variable Type

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Oops… it looks like some programmer used the wrong variable type on this Skype dialog box: