Event Odds Source 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 Dying from a local meteorite, asteroid, or comet impact 1 in 1,600,000 National Geographic Being struck by lightning in a given… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Everten, a company in Australia, has a Bowler Hat Colander for sale for AU$18.95 (US$ 14.42). It would make a perfect gift for your Pastafarian friend who is looking for religious headwear. Unfortunately, it looks like they only ship within Australia.
I got the Elegoo Super Starter Kit for Uno. Along with all the electronic goodies it had some tutorials for the Arduino. Lesson 11, about the DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor, included a pinout diagram and data sheet for the sensor. So far, so good. When I went to assemble the breadboard I found that… Read More »
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake… Read More »
And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke. — Rudyard Kipling, “The Betrothed” in Rudyard Kipling’s Verse, Inclusive Edition, 1885–1918 The Betrothed “You must choose between me and your cigar.” Breach of Promise Case, circa, 1885 OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout, For things are running crossways,… Read More »
Stumpy Nubs. “Rout perfect dados with this fully adjustable jig you can make yourself!” YouTube. March 28, 2017.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. — Henry Ford, quoted in Reader’s Digest, September 1947