## Q&A: How Many Holes Are Covered By SpongeBob’s Square Pants?

In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “All That Glitters”, SpongeBob can be seen without his square pants. He has 12 holes on his front, 9 holes on his back, 5 holes on the top, 4 holes on the bottom, 5 holes on his right side, and 5 holes on his left side. That is a total… Read More »

## EB Garamond v1.000

Sometimes when I work on photos, web pages, graphic designs, and so on I need to know what characters are available to me in a given font. A list of characters is embedded in the font in the cmap table. The cmap table maps the character codes to the corresponding glyphs. EB Garamond v1.000 is… Read More »

## An Oxford Comma Walks Into a Bar…

• An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening watching the television getting drunk and smoking cigars. • A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly. • A bar was walked into by the passive voice. • An oxymoron walked… Read More »

## Q&A: What is a “malaphor”?

A malaphor is an idiom blend: an error in which two similar figures of speech are merged, producing an often nonsensical result. Malaphor comes from the blending of the words malapropism and‎ metaphor. It was coined by Lawrence Harrison in an August 6, 1976 Washington Post opinion piece titled “Searching for Malaphors”. Malaphors are also known as Dundrearyisms, named… Read More »

## A Mathematical Limerick

A mathematical limerick is truly a thing of beauty. $$\displaystyle{\frac{12 + 144 + 20 + 3\times\sqrt{4}}{7}} + 5\times11 = 9^{2} + 0$$ A dozen, a gross, and a score Plus three times the square root of four Divided by seven Plus five times eleven Is nine squared and not a bit more.

## Celebration of the Winter Solstice Holiday

From us (the “wishors”) to you (hereinafter called the “wishee”): Please accept without obligation, explicit or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practice of your choice,… Read More »

## Quote: “Heaven Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

Discussing the origin of the phrase “Heaven helps those who help themselves”, I made the claim that it did not originate in the Bible/Quran, but in the UFO song “Lights Out”. So, to prove my claim, I whipped out the Strangers in the Night CD (because it was easier to get to than the Lights… Read More »

## Harold Edgerton: “The Trick to Education Is …”

“The trick to education is to teach people in such a way that they don’t realize they’re learning until it’s too late.” — Harold Eugene “Doc” Edgerton (April 6, 1903–January 4, 1990), a.k.a. “Papa Flash”, photographer

## Q&A: Does Bailey’s Irish Cream Need to Be Refrigerated?

Does Bailey’s Irish Cream need to be refrigerated? No. According to Baileys—note that there is no apostrophe in their name—their Irish cream liqueur does not need to be refrigerated. In fact, they guarantee their liqueur’s taste “for two years from the day it was made, opened or unopened, stored in the fridge or not when… Read More »

## Useful Software

This post is in progress. More information is being added. Audio Editors   Audacity Website: https://www.audacityteam.org/ Platforms: Windows Free. Open Source. MediaHuman Audio Converter Website: Platforms: mp3DirectCut Website: http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html Platforms:   Mp3tag Website: https://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html Platforms: OS X, Windows   Browsers   Chrome Website: Platforms: Privacy Badger for Chrome Firefox Website: Platforms: Privacy Badger for Firefox… Read More »