Monthly Archives: June 2012

2*Pi Day

Today’s date is 6/28, which is 2 \pi Day for those of us with 10 fingers (or toes). Some evil people might tell you that they think today is \tau Day, but this kind of propaganda shall not be tolerated; \pi is better (or at least no worse) than \tau in every imaginable way.

Coincidentally, 6 and 28 are both perfect numbers, so I declare today to be Perfect Number Day. This all goes to show the deep connection that \pi has with perfection. Or maybe it just demonstrates that sufficient numerology can be made to prove anything.

Random thoughts from 2012 ARML

Last weekend was 2012 ARML. It was my fifth ARML, and third as coach of the SFBA teams. I remember my first trip to ARML, with just a single team. This year, ARML has become a 7-team, 4-day expedition. This was also one of my most entertaining trips to ARML. Watching SFBA troll the Friday evening talent show was amazing.

As for results, SFBA’s teams did amazingly well: A1 and A2 were 3rd and 7th nationally, the first time that any organization has had two teams in the top 7 at ARML. Next year, we’re aiming for 1st and 2nd on the national scoreboard.

Some random thoughts from ARML:

  • Tie-dye was an amazing shirt color. Pink was pretty cool too.
  • I should try to avoid losing my bed next time.
  • Flip, Flop, Fliegerspiel
  • Bif! Bif! Bif!
  • I am Chen!
  • Yee!