All posts for the month March, 2008

One of my favorite authors is the UK’s Terry Pratchett, know for his wonderfully odd and entertaining Disk World novels. A short while ago he was diagnosed with at rare form of Alzheimer’s and recently he and his wife have donated £500,000 (~$1,000,000) to support research into the disease. A numbeave now started Match It For Pratchet to raise matching funds from all those who love his work.

As far as I know, contributions are not tax deductible in the US but that really does not matter. You can also buy T-Shirts from and all the profits will go towards the fund. That’s what I will be doing. I hope some or all who visit here will contribute too.

Match It For Pratchett

What Day Is It?

Pi Day

Yes everyone, it’s 3/14. This is the day when we celebrate everyone’s favorite irrational number. (Yes, I know there are a lot of √2 fans also, but there isn’t any 41st of January!).

Did you all get your Pi Day cards in the mail at 1:59:27 this morning? I have to admit, I missed the deadline. Maybe next year.

Here’s a link where you can learn all about Pi Day.