Archive for January, 2007

A Y2K Problem… in 2007!

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

I thought this was funny. I was looking up bus schedules on, and I found a Year 2000 bug. They abbreviated 2007 as 107 (by subtracting 1900, which worked in the 20th century, but not now):

Digits of Pi

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Another teacher at Biola forwarded me a link to the Pi Search page: “At you can search for your favorite number up to 120 digits long in the decimal expansion of pi.” I found all of my favorite numbers within the first 200 million digits (that’s as far as the search goes). For example, [...]

Semester Planning Calendars

Friday, January 12th, 2007

I’m working on planning the semester today. I created some calendar charts that might be helpful for other Biola instructors or students. These calendars show the Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule or the Tuesday, Thursday schedule for the whole Spring 2007 semester on one page. Here’s what one looks like (prints to a full page): It’s [...]

Happy New Year – Go Make a Backup

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Happy New Year. I hope this year goes well for all of you. At the end of the year, I usually spend part of a day archiving old email from the past year. I did some of that today, then I made a backup on a DVD-R. I recommend you do the same. Hopefully, 2007 [...]