Monday, September 21, 2009

Wow, nothing for months and now two things in one day.

I just got my copy of the xkcd book. So far I'm enjoying holding it. The pages are numbered strangely but I have faith that there is some reason behind it. So, those of you who are bigger math geeks than me (all of you) can you identify this sequence?:
1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 20, 100, 101, 102, 110, 111, 112, 120, 200, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1020, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1110...
Ok, I'm going to stop typing it out now. But can you identify it?


p.s. I have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. It's sort of like being on drugs for free but crappy.

There are no serious hashers who don't drink ...

they're too busy totaling tee to get blitzed with you and me.

Hmmm ... that one actually might be true.

Anyway, check out this great article on hashing and the correlation (as opposed to causation) between drinking and exercise.

Speaking of hashing and xkcd, not so long ago, Randall Munore popularized geohashing as opposed to geohashing. Well that's great and all, but it seems to me that the logical way to geohash is to do a multi-cache geocache where the intermediate steps are beer breaks. This way, you don't have a real trail, but just run between coordinates, through whatever is in your way. You would leave coordinates at the beer breaks for the stops. You could make checks and false trails and everything. The only real hangup is that you have to have several GPS devices, but that is getting to be less restrictive as more phones have them, and prices go down in general.

- Seth