Tag xkcd (3)
an early midlife crisis?
Posted on 2008-05-27 12:41:00
Tags: whereslunch essay xkcd math projects
Lately I've been feeling a lack of...something. A desire to build something great, some awesome website or something. I don't know where it's coming from and maybe it'll just fade away. Drive isn't bad, but it's kinda inconvenient. I just don't have a whole lot of time to devote to stuff like that.
Although, keep your eyes open for whereslunch.org after I finish my current project!
Speaking of which, last night in bed I finally figured out how to use inclusion-exclusion to calculate the number of 3 card straights, etc. The key is to make your sets "hands that don't include a green 0", "hands that don't include a green 1", etc., figure out the number of hands in the union of those sets and then take the complement. I guess it's been a while since I've done this combinatorics stuff. I also filled out some more entries in the table with explanations.
xkcd story in the NY Times!
Life imitating xkcd
Posted on 2007-02-08 16:19:00
I so want to solve this problem!
Check out xkcd!
Posted on 2007-01-05 10:37:00
Tags: rave ljbackup xkcd webcomic
So I recently got turned on to the webcomic xkcd. I discovered them from the sandwich strip, but there are lots of other computery random strips, as well as a few sweet ones. Even better, it's syndicated so you can just friend xkcd_rss to get the latest ones on your friends page. And don't forget to rollover to check out the extra tooltip :-)
In other news, LJBackup seems to be working again. Let me know if you have a problem with it...
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