Daily Archives: August 7, 2000

August 7 2000

sfstories: by Derek Powazek.

I think this one says a lot about what the Internet means to me – and probably you, too. Generations. “Don’t undervalue the power of relationships that are established virtually.”

dodecahedron fractal: Dodecahedrons

Another link I found over at Zannah: Dodecahedrons.

I’m interested in them because I will probably write my thesis about polyhedra. The site also feates some nice fractals.

Economy of Words

  • Pythagorean theorem: 24 words.
  • The Lord’s prayer: 66 words.
  • Archimedes’ Principle: 67 words.
  • The 10 Commandments: 179 words.
  • The Gettysburg address: 286 words.
  • The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words.
  • The US Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words.

Found at /usr/bin/girl. I wonder where she found it.


Kate led me to a page about a portable dishwasher. Nice little machine. I was checking out the details, and this one caught my eye: “Although it is small in size, it will wash up to 8 fullsize place settings using just under 5 gallons of water.”

5 gallons? Wait a second! That equals 18.95 litres – sounds like quite a lot of water to me. I checked out Miele and found that their full-size dishwashers’ economy program uses 13 litres (3.38 gallons) of water. Some of their machines can be programmed to wash dishes only in the upper part of the machine, and a non-economy program will use 11 litres (2.86 gallons) then. (Here’s the Miele USA page on dishwashers. I took the info from the German site mentioned above.)

I have to admit that Miele is a rather exclusive brand, but other dishwashers made in Germany don’t use more water than theirs. Germany has a system of classifying dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and freezers by the amount of energy (and water) they consume. “A” is best, “F” is worst. The Miele products are mostly rated “A”, but I’ve never seen any machines labeled worse than “C” in a shop.

Mira has written about this a couple of days ago. She talked about washing machines, but I think what she said applies to dishwashers as well.

Still waiting

Jeff has been hanging by a thread for four days now. Poor guy! Being without Internet access is about the worst thing I can imagine! Okay, not really – but once you’re addicted and have a weblog to look after…

After a week of vacation

Sheila is back. Sounds like she had a nice relaxing week. Now it’s back to work for her…

Oh yeah, Brent‘s back too, of course. But he wasn’t able to stay away from his weblog as long as Sheila, obviously. Sheila had a real W w/o C.

Wie geht das mit dem Kalender?

Also gut, aufgrund der vielen Nachfragen:

Für den Kalender gibt es ein Makro, {calendar}, und das kann man irgendwo im Template unterbringen. Eine Frage bei André ergab, daß es im Default Template nicht auftaucht.

Und Bastian, natürlich darfst Du das Wissen gern weiterverbreiten. Je mehr Leute das bei Dir lesen, desto weniger Leute nerven mich mit der Frage! clown: clown: clown: