In Other News Today…

The White House has finally released pictures of President Obama’s visit to Portland, Ore. This move should finally end the ongoing debate by those who claim Obama never visited Oregon during the 2008 campaign.1

Photo credit: “Barack Obama Rally, Portland, Oregon; Tom McCall Waterfront Park” by Ryan Harvey. Used under a Creative Commons license.

Shoot! I deleted a bunch of junk in my footnote, including my birther-distancing note that I believe that Obama was born where and when he says he was. Oops!

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day!

I found Dinosaur Comics’ Pi Day comic to be less violent than the Abstruse Goose Pi Day comic I posted a couple of years ago.

I’m looking forward to July 22 (and sorry I “missed” February 71).

How many digits of pi do you know?

Comic credit: Dinosaur Comics. Used by permission.

I still don’t know pi beyond 3.1415926, but thanks to Randy Yaw, Mr. Pi Day himself, I know that I can enter the pi character on my computer using ATL-227 (notice the numbers are the same as 22/7, the approximation for pi).

I Award You No Points

Don’t you want to forward this video to someone who just did something stupid?

I remember a law professor who told me this exact thing after I attempted to answer one of his questions. Well, not exactly. I believe his exact words were, “Mr. Logan, that was certainly a baroque answer.” Somehow, it felt the same. I didn’t volunteer in that class for quite a while.

How often do we shut other people down with similar results?

Strangely enough, I became this professor’s unofficial IT support guy and helped him check cites for a revised version of his casebook. I asked him to be a reference for my first law job. Life is funny that way.