Not To Be Trusted With Knives











{September 5, 2007}  

On the bus on the way to work today, it occurred to me that I am wearing the same outfit that I wore out clubbing two Saturdays ago. Same tank top, same skirt. Same necklace even. The only difference is that I’m wearing sandals instead of my beloved boots. I’m not sure if this means that I dress too skanky for work, or not skanky enough when I go clubbing.

My radio feed over the internet has wigged out on me (I think I just need to re-boot my computer – that usually fixes things), but the silence has made me aware that there is a freaking weird noise coming out of the radiator in my office. I’m actually somewhat terrified that it may be one of those hissing wolf spiders I’ve heard about. Dear god, don’t let it be a hissing wolf spider! I’m up on the 6th floor – there shouldn’t be spiders this high up, should there?

And speaking of being on the 6th floor, by the time I leave today, I will have walked up 23 flights of stairs, and down 23 flights of stairs. So that should make up for my complete lack of half marathon training, right?



{September 5, 2007}   Wikipedialicious

As we all know, Wikipedia is the definitive repository of all knowledge in the known universe. In fact, looking stuff up in Wikipedia is so commonplace, it’s become a verb. It’s been verbed, if you will. Don’t know something? Wikipedia it.

I was at a workshop on social software the other day and the speaker showed us a graphic on what Wikipedia would look like if it were bound in a series of books, like old-timey encyclopedias. Keep in mind, this is just the English version (which contains nearly 2 million articles at present); just the current Wikipedia articles (not older edits); not the discussions; and it doesn’t include tables or pictures, just text. This is how big a bound copy of Wikipedia would be, as of August 2007:

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Size_of_English_Wikipedia.svg

While checking out this graphic, I then noticed this one, which breaks down what Wikipedia actually contains:

Source : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Size_of_English_Wikipedia_broken_down.png

It’s funny ‘cuz it’s true.


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