Pi day 2020

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi is the most recognized mathematical constant in the world. Many Scholars consider Pi the most important and intriguing number in all of mathematics.

The most important element for me on Pi day is to eat pie — pizza, cherry…, it doesn’t matter.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. Yet only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations.

Here is a link to some of the most usual facts about Pi.

May the Fourth be with you

May_the_4th_be_with_you_(Star_Wars_Day)Yes, once again it’s Star Wars day, which also happens to be my birthday. Kismet!

Here is a link to a post a few years back on the topic of What if CIOs were Star War’s characters?

Here is a segment from 2017 on ABC with more background on this ‘holiday’.

With Solo: A Star Wars Story coming out later this month to open out the summer blockbuster season, this is a time of abundance for Star Wars Fans.

The GIF is a fan created GIF, I had to borrow.

Today is the day to know where one’s towel is

dont panicTowel Day is celebrated every 25th of May as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held, two weeks after Adams’ death on May 11, 2001. The towel is a reference to Adams’s popular science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The original quote that referenced the importance of towels is found in Chapter 3:

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.” – Douglas Adams

Do you have your towel with you?