EDIT: I do not automatically friend back anyone just because they friended me – especially if I have no idea who they are and how they found me. If you're planning on hanging around in here, you might as well introduce yourself. If you add me and never say a word, I might not even notice you.
Some people have wondered, “What is a d50 [fifty-sided die] even for?” Obviously, for generating a number from one through fifty (inclusive). It can alse be used to select one element from a set of fifty items. There are fifty states in the USA; a d50 could be used to select one at random. I have been alive for fifty years; I could use a d50 to select one and then reminisce (which would be difficult if I rolled extremely low). And if any of you are looking to leave your lover, there are fifty ways to do that (according to Paul Simon) – all you would have to do is roll a d50, and then select from the “Leaving Your Lover” table…
Remember that TARDIS I mentioned a couple of months ago, that we spotted in the yard of a house about a mile down the road? I enjoyed seeing that whenever I drove past it. Unfortunately, while going by yesterday, we stopped and watched it being disassembled and moved onto a truck. This neighborhood has just gotten significantly less cool.
I was recently given two solid copper dice in exchange for volunteering to roll each of them one thousand times, and report the results. Shire Post Mint are hand-making the dice, and have been receiving some questions from purchasers about their fairness. They weren’t sure what the standard methodology is for testing the reliability of random rolls. (It’s called a Chi-squared test.) So, I just finished rolling the dice (and providing analysis of the results for free).
I took these Saturday afternoon in Savage, MD. (Which, by the way, would be a good title for a TV show about a crazy doctor…) It’s one of those local landmarks that you completely forget about, until one day you drive past and it think, “Oh yeah, I remember that.”