Daily Archives: January 11, 2001

January 11 2001

More troopers

And here is my favourite trooper! AndrĂ© doesn’t think the similarity to be striking, but I think the hair and the glasses look pretty much like they really do. Compare his trooper to his picture in the entry below!

André also found this gallery of about 3 dozen Blogging StorTroopers (& friends).

me as trooper: I’m a trooper

Okay, so I did it too. Because Everyone else is doing it, too!

Go to storTroopers to create a picture of yourself. By the way, I created two storTroopers, and when I hit the ‘Save’ button, my browser crashed – both times. When I restarted my computer and reloaded the page, the image I had created before the crash appeared properly on the right side of the page. I wonder why that happened… (I used IE 5.0 on MacOS 9.)

Pictures, pictures!

Susan has some wonderful photos of San Francisco at night!

How sane am I?

I just found a link to a sanity test on BookNotes. And it says: “You are 14.5454545454545% insane. – You are what the government would have us believe is normal.”

Oh, and by the way, I think a sanity test that seems to give results in periodic decimal fractions is about 99.9898989898989% insane.

Update: Craig says I shouldn’t feel bad – he thinks I’m at least 43.6363636363636% insane, too. Hmm… is that a compliment? wink:

United States Postal Service

The USPS seems to be very reliable – and even has a sense of humor! The Annals of Improbable Research conducted some postal experiments and successfully mailed items like an unwrapped pair of tennis shoes, a $20 bill in a clear bag, some old cheese, a molar tooth, and a wrapped brick:

“Wrapped in brown paper […]. Extreme weight for size made package seem suspicious. Notice of attempted delivery received, 16 days. Upon pickup at station, our mailing specialist received a plastic bag containing broken and pulverized remnants of brick. Inside was a small piece of paper with a number code on it. Our research indicates that this was some type of US Drug Enforcement Agency release slip. The clerk made our mailing specialist sign a form for receipt.”

Link via MetaFilter.

Lunar eclipse

CNN has a photo gallery with wonderful eclipse photos from Europe and Africa. (Yes, that’s the photo gallery from the article Sheila linked to the other day…)

Link via Sushma Kishore.