The musings of Dobmeister, Enginerd at Cambridge University and Level 80 Dwarf Hunter in World of Warcraft.
14 Mar 2009
Happy Pi Day
I would like to take the time to wish my fellow geeks & nerds a Happy Pi Day.
While this year I was unable to consume any pie, this day being the day of my travelling down from Cambridge/back north to Newcastle, I observed the 'more rational' Pi Minute at 1:59 pm with my digital watch alarm alert. On second thoughts, it's a pretty poor word to use in the same sentence, as since when is Pi ever rational?
Attached is a photo of my celebrations last year, where I crudely inscribed that lovable table in the Greek alphabet into a (steak I believe) pie. The cake may be a lie, but the pie is the truth.
You might question why I bother with March 14th. I must agree with such criticisms. As an engineer, Pi is never 3.141592653..., nor is it "well it's about 3, innit". It's either 1 or 5, depending on which side we want the safety factor.
You'd also question why I should do the American day of March 14th, which reads 14/3 in the UK fashion. I will be indulging in 22nd July celebrations, or Pi Approximation Day [22 divided by 7 being 3.142857143...], but I guess PAD doesn't have as much scope for pie and American dominance has its effect too.
Depending on where you're looking on the intertubes, you might find me operating under my other personae:
Dobblesworth at Blogger, xkcd fora and Twitter.
Dobmeister, Dobmiestre & Retsiembod are my prime characters on World of Warcraft - 80 Dwarf Hunter, 61 Draenei Shaman & 63 Dwarf DucK respectively, all on Thunderhorn-EU.
In another social sphere I am known as "Charlie".
On the IRC and forum community for WoWRadio I am the one and only "Bear_what_ate_Slanik".
BlogTitleUnderConstruction was set up in Feb 2008 in my attempt to join the Web 2.0 scene. Posting has, is, and always shall be, sporadic at best. I have about 10 posts in the pipeline that I can rarely be fully arsed to polish off.
The name was intended as a placeholder for something awesome, and the URL segment was something similarly random. Over a year later and they have yet to budge.