Friday, March 13, 2009

Paraskavedekatriaphobia

The new Bazaar 1.13rc1 release is codenamed paraskavedekatriaphobia. Having no idea what the hell that was, I decided to look it up, and as usual, Wikipedia furnished me with the answer: the fear of Friday the 13th. If I knew the smiley for rolling eyes, I'd be using it here...

Well, you learn something new every day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I, Lord of Olive Pits...

Jen and I noticed a fascinating glitch in the laws of probability recently. If we are eating something containing pitted olives - home made pizza, for example - I end up with all of the olives which mistakenly contain pits, while Jen encounters none. We're not just talking one, here. It's usually at least three or four. This has happened a few times now. To prove the point even more, after happily enjoying pizza free of olive pits (while laughing at my somewhat less peaceful pizza experience), Jen gave hungry me a piece of her pizza... and guess what I found when I ate it? Yup... more olive pits. I guess a more logical explanation might be that Jen is consciously or unconsciously doing this...

Actually, this title is rather unsuitable. If I am the lord of olive pits, surely I could convince them to cower and run away or something...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009