Friday, August 26, 2005

There's a New Member of the Family (A Horse!)

We put a deposit on a gray thoroughbred today. Will ship to our barn on Tuesday. It is registered via a lip tat but we would like to give it a name.
Any ideas, please post a comment.

Here is Katie and Horse:

Here is a short video clip of Katie and horse:


Saturday, August 13, 2005

Swap meet

Bike swap meet in Bloomfield next week. All our friends will be there. You come too. Will post pics of the pre-swap bar hop shortly after.

Hotel closing went thru. We'll see what happens next.

Here is a link to the SCUL rider site:

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My height in punch cards...

is equal to enough info for a 3 minute mp3 song!
From BoingBoing:

One 3 min MP3 = 5'9" high stack of punchcards
In case you were wondering: how many punchcards it would take to store an MP3:
"Assuming a non-Hollerith encoding with eight bits per column, and an MP3 file encoded at 128kbps CBR, there would be 36,864 cards in that deck, and the card reader would need a throughput of 205 cards per second. It might be wise to include an 8-column sequence number, however, so that a misordered deck can be repaired by a card sorter; with 72 data columns per card, the total is precisely 40,960 cards (40K cards), requiring a 228 card/second throughput." The 21 boxes of cards needed would by 5 feet 9 inches tall. That such a huge leap in technology is well within living memory astonishes Y.