morningI spent 3-4 hours finally trying to figure out why all the code on this site got screwed up. I’ve had to back up to an older version, loosing some later posts…. but back up and running.

I didn’t think my traditional blog was missed as much as it feels. Well I’m back and will make a concerted effort to post a sentence to a blog every other day…

More to come and happy 2014

Are you smarter than a high school student?

When researchers put the following three problems to 3400 students in the US, only 17 per cent got all three right. Can you do any better?

1) A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

2) If it takes five machines 5 minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?

3) In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of it?

[For answers, see below]

Answers: 1) 5 cents, 2) 5 minutes, 3) 47 days

Source: Shane Frederick, 2005

I’m Back!!

The time has come to end joy itself
I’ve left my problems up on the shelf
The work days over and I’ve got it made
like Johnny Kemp said I just got paid….

It only took just over 1 year to get this thing back up; I’ve been spending too much time over at tumblr… I have about 50+ DRAFT posts started since 2010 and you’ll probably see a few pop in here and updated. I know that’s not proper journalistic integrity but for future archive history I’d like these notes of my personal journal to properly reflect their timeline. My stats show that no one is reading this because of my absence so it doesn’t matter anyway. Cheers to the next!