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Tuesday, February 2, 1999

Monet Catalogue raisonné

I today, I found a shop offering the book: This books contains an overview of the complete work of
Monet, and only costs 249.50 Dutch gulders. I am seriously considering to order this book.

Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Joining the 100-Club

When I found the page about joining the club of people who know the first 100 digits of Pi, I decided to join this club. When I was 15 years, on July 14, 1977 (Dutch), I already memorized the first 103 decimals of the fraction of Pi, so, I knew it was not so hard to do.

I used a signature program to get the digits, and printed the first 100. The time needed to ride my bike home yesterday afternoon was enough to memorize the first 80 decimals. This morning, while biking to my office, I memorized the next 20 decimals, and rehearsed the first 80.

So here the come:

It's not as difficult to memorize these digits as I expected. I also get the feeling that it becomes easier, the more you memorize. I memorize them per line, that is 5 groups of 2 digits, except for the eight row, which I memorized as 0-62-8-62-08-99.

And now for the next 100 digits. I might be able to join the 1000-Club in a few months.

See also the Pi World Ranking List)

Tuesday, February 9, 1999

Not waving goodbye

My mind was so much occupied by certain worries this morning, that I totally forgot to wave goodbye to
Annabel when I biked away from school. She herself had been talking with some other kid herself, when I biked away. When she discovered that she had missed me, she became very upset, and cried for some time.

Tuesday, February 16, 1999

Year of the Rabbit, 4696

Happy (Chinese) New year.

Monday, February 22, 1999

New employer

I am on the move again. I have decided to
start working with a company in Almelo.

Saturday, February 27, 1999


When I am ill, I am usually not in the mood to shave my beard. Although, I still had some fever, but nevertheless we went shopping.
Li-Xia found some shop where they were selling clothes for ridiculous prices because they were refurnishing the shop. Of course, she made me try some trouser. While standing in the fitting room, I noticed that there were many grey hairs in my beard.


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