Daily Archives:May 9th, 2005


Rose bought some broccoli from our local supermarket. It came in a plastic bag.

On the bag, it says, “To preserve freshness, this product has been packed in a bag”.


A very cool new utility included in Tiger is Grapher, which draws lovely graphs of equations in 2d or 3d, and does a whole lot more too.

This is z = 1-sin(x)+sin(2y), but there are some much more complicated and beautiful examples in the ‘Examples’ menu:

What you can’t see here is the fact that it’s rotating gently, and you can turn it in any direction you want using the mouse…

Worth investigating.

And the Pretzel Bakers

Found this wonderful story on Tony Price’s blog:

A Nazi SS trooper accosts an old rabbi, points a gun at his head, and demands, “Tell me, who’s to blame for all the world’s troubles?”

The old rabbi knows the right answer, and trembling he admits, “The Jews.”

The SS man smiles and nods.

“And the pretzel bakers,” adds the rabbi.

“Why the pretzel bakers?” demands the Nazi.

“Why the Jews?”

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