What Are the Odds?

  Event Odds Source Golfer making hole-in-one on consecutive par 3 holes 1 in 156,250,000 US Hole in One Being crushed to death by a vending machine 1 in 112,000,000 The Book of Odds by Amram Shapiro Going blind after laser eye surgery 1 in 5,000,000 London Vision Clinic Being killed by a shark 1… 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 »

Trivia for August 2019

A tree planted in memory of George Harrison, the lead guitarist of The Beatles, died after being infested by beetles. If the sum of the digits of a number is divisible by three, the number is divisible by three. Likewise, if the sum of the digits of a number is divisible by nine, the number… Read More »

Trivia for July 2019

Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the medical term for brain freeze (ice cream headaches). Oraibi, Arizona has been continuously inhabited since sometime around 1100 CE. St. Augustine, Florida, which makes the claim it is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States, was not founded until 1565, more than 450 years later. Damascus, Syria has been… 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 »