Amazing Numbers (Clocks, Marks, Fines)

Got this from Jillian “Cenobyte” Bell. 


Think about this …




On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00
in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.




That won't ever happen again.




Thank you…You may now return to your (normal?) life.

She wrote
that she thought I was probably the only person she knew who would
appreciate this piece of trivia.  Knowing the geeks & gamers
she hangs out with (many of them being my friends as well) this
surprises me but there you go. 

I can't remember but perhaps her and I had the “Favourite Time on the
Clock” discussion once?  I've long held that my favourite time of
day is 11:11pm.  Don't know why but it is.  Shea's is 12:12am
which is cool too.  What's yours, cyberworld? 

Speaking of Jill, she posted a comment in the thread on my essay on
user fees in Alberta saying “I consider my overdue fines as my user
fees” and that's a great way to put it.  I'm similar – I don't
mind paying the odd fine because I know I can afford it and also that
even for the retail cost of one hardcover book I read, I won't pay that
much in overdue fines in a year. 

I've heard stories of people who don't pay their overdue fines and I
just don't agree with that at all.  I mean, it's one thing if it's
$0.50 but some people let them get up to tens, even hundreds of
dollars.  It'd be interesting to do a study of librarians to see
if they're the worst offenders?  I (unintentionally) ended up
paying a $10 fine for 20 overdue books at Wheldon the other day. 
(I'd misread the date due slip and how good of a librarian will I be if
I can't even do that right?)  (Tangent: Gives new meaning to the
phrase “Do the due”.  Rimshot!)  But anyhow, as soon as I
knew I had an overdue fine, I immediately returned the books and paid
the fine.  I couldn't stand the feeling of guilt if I had an
unpaid fine, especially for that much money. 

Yeah, so what else is new in numbers?  Got an 86% on my “Tits of
the Buffalo” (er, I think I called it something else but that's close
enough) essay and I've had higher marks in this program but I'm pretty
proud of that one because it's something I care passionately about and
I put a hell of a lot of work into the paper (even as I also agree with
people like Quinn & Sabina who point out that it didn't have a lot
of critical analysis.  But as Sam said in his comments “An
excellent piece of historical research” and that's good enough for
me!)  The funniest part is that when Sam handed it to me upside
down, I read “68%” and was like “oh crap, he wasn't kidding about that
title – he really hated it!”  He still suggests I change the title
if I ever submit it anywhere else but coming from the guy who gave us a
reading entitled “I Want To Find Out How To Freebase Cocaine”, I don't
know quite what he's saying. 

Er, welcome to anyone from 501 who's reading this blog for the first
time.  I gave it a plug when I got up the present the paper as a
good place to read the whole thing (scroll down a bit if that's why
you're here.) 

Classmate of the Day: Gotta give this one to Mike, Emilie and Derek.  I wish I'd shared the Skittles with you but maybe next time. 

Comments 1

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Actually, then I started thinking about it, and *before CBC radio announced it this morning*, I had figured out that that whole time thing WILL happen again because in Canada, we use DD/MM/YY rather than MM/DD/YY, so in May we'll have it again. Because we're cooler.
    Waaaaaay cooler.
    Favourite time: 3:33. Don't ask me why. Something about my scheduled goofy time (which usually begins anywhere from 2:30 to about 3:30) and the “power of numbers” (said in a squeaky new-agey voice) and all that jazz.
    Yup. Me and the Scientologists. Likin' 3:33 because it has something to do with something, but if we tell you what, we'll have to kill you.

    Posted 05 Apr 2006 at 5:11 pm

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