Monday 3 April 2006

...but my books only have pictures!

Borrowed (without intent to return) from Amy's LiveJournal:

  1. Grab the nearest book.

  2. Open it to page 161.

  3. Find the fifth sentence.

  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

  5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"That is, character classes are limited to containing specific sets of characters, so within them you may only use metasymbols that describe other specific sets of characters, or that describe other specific individual characters.
Larry Wall or Tom Christensen, Programming Perl


  1. Since I haven't updated my journal in ages, and this seems unworthy ... I'll post the sentence here.

    Patterns found using Doppler radar, which measures the speed and direction of drops of precipitation, are also used [to help predict when and where a tornado might occur]. - Mathematics 11, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2001.

    Luckily, page 161 had sentences on it. Most pages just have pictures, or equations, or something like that.

  2. "You might be surprised to find out who came back to Canada to help the people of the District of Saskatchewan" - Changing Your World. Investigating Empowerment - Grade 7 Social Studies text book

  3. I'm way too uncool to have my own blog, so I'm going to post a comment to yours instead.

    "The growth of the international division of labor in communication has sparked an interest in labor internationalism."
    - Vincent Mosco, The Political Economy of Communication [This is the first time I've opened this book and the sentence I just quoted has caused me to lose any interest I might have had in it]