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Friday, January 15, 1999
Clock in the bathroom
Yesterday, LiXia bought a new clock for
about 1.36 Euro, because it seemed that our Commodore radio controlled
clock broke down. When she tried the clock it didn't work. She almost
wanted to go back to the shop, and complain, when she discovered
that the battery had been oxidide. It did work with a new battery,
and so did the radio controlled clock. That ment we have a spare
clock now. I made the suggestion to put it in the bathroom downstairs.
So we did. I like to have a clock in the bathroom, because I do not
wear a watch.
Friday, January 22, 1999
Today, Annabel was off from school because
the teachers were on strike. In the morning, I brought her with me
to the office, where she caused a lot of trouble in my eyes, but
others did not mind so much, it seemed.
After lunch time, we went to the city, and payed a visit to
one of my favourite bookshops,
At first Annabel was making noise, but after some time I did not
hear her any more. When I went looking for her, I found her in
the childrens department sorting out some stacks of books.
(As you must know, this shop keeps most of its stock in the
bookshop itself.) She seemed to be rather annoyed about the
books being a mess, and she only stopped when all the books
were in order.
(follow-up about the Slegte)
I bought a Monet tear-off calander for
Annabel's fourth birthday, because she liked it when we saw it in
the Slegte bookshop. Now every day,
excepts on Sundays she may tear-off one page. An excellent way to
teach her about the days and the dates.
But it also made Monet into my favourite painter. I am collecting
the sheets she has torn off, and order them by their Wildenstein
number. Especially some of the paintings of the Waterloo Bridge,
I find very facinating.
Waterloo Bridge by Claude Monet
Monday, January 24, 1999
Lately, I have been thinking about BF programs
which calculate numerical constants, so called, CNBF programs. After some puzzling, I found the following program,
which calculates the number 2^(2058 + 2^4116).
I estimate that the number of digits of this number is a number with
more than 600 digits.
However, adding a simple `+' in front this program, results in
a program, which generates an even far larger number. When I started
thinking about expanding this program even further, a whole new horizon
was opened to me with ever larger numbers, which makes my stomach
shrink, each time I think about them.
Infinity, is much more than we ever could imagine ourselves.
Wednesday, January 26, 1999
Today, the chestnut that I
always carry around with me fell apart
into two pieces. It is almost a year ago that I
glued the two pieces together.
After seeing this, I decided to no longer carry it around.
The two pieces are now lying on my desk, waiting to be burried
in some waste bin.
Friday, January 29, 1999
Talking with Andy on the phone
This afternoon when I phoned home, LiXia
was carrying Andy when she picked the
phone. She also let me talk to him. He immediatly was looking
around seeking me. So, he does recognize my voice.
The reminds me about the first times I talked with Annabel on the phone.
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