Wrong Address by 10,000 kilometers

September 17th, 2011

Yesterday we got this letter delivered to our house:

Wrong Address Letter 2011

We live on Sycamore Lane in Buena Park, California, this was addressed to Sycamore Drive in Sunnynook, Auckland, New Zealand. I looked it up: that’s off by 6517 miles (10,489 kilometers).

I wonder what is the world record distance for incorrectly delivered mail? 6517 miles is certainly the longest distance I’ll personally experience in my lifetime, but I suppose in the course of human history, there might have been a letter delivered to Spain instead of New Zealand, or vice versa. Those two countries are “antipodal” (see my web page about antipode maps) and are the maximum farthest distance away.

So actually, if this letter had been delivered to somewhere along the MA-8403 road near Ronda, Spain (Google Map link), that would be the farthest possible distance.

Biola Class Schedule for Spring 2011

November 15th, 2010

I’ve posted a link to Biola’s CLass Schedule for next semester. Here’s the link:

http://quickstream.biola.edu/distancelearning/201030_Spring_2011/Classes.html

Biola just recently started using the Banner system for registration, and I got annoyed that their list was so spread out over multiple pages. So I made the above list with.

Finding Royalty Free Images & Sounds

October 25th, 2010

I’ve been working on a video that I want to make publicly available, and I’ve decided that I want to use only images and sounds that are specifically allowed to be included in new works of art.

I thought it would be a pain, but it turns out that there lots of sites that have content available. Some links:

Sounds: Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects Download the music and sound effects you need for your multimedia project today at Partners In Rhyme.

Images: Free Digital Photos.net – You can use their low-resolution images for free (if you attribute the source) or pay to use some higher-resolution photos which you don’t have list attribution.

Too Condescending?

October 10th, 2010

What do you think? Was I a little too condescending? Especially with the quotes around “search engine.”

Too Condescending

I almost also put sarcastic quotes around “internet.” Now THAT would have been condescending.