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Friday, 27 December 2013

What did you accomplish in 2013?

Well, perhaps all those posts over the last year were my version of a Donald Crowhurst (Google, or see my post: Whither the next TGO, 6th July 2013).

Here is what I have really been up to:



How many possible games are there?

Wikipedia says:
 There are 52! (i.e., 52 factorial), or approximately 8×1067, distinct deals. However... 

...yes, it can get a lot more complicated than that. If you have any nerdish, or mathematical inclinations at all you would be in heaven looking at the Wikipedia entry.

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Katie update.

Playing with dolls' house, Christmas morning



8 comments:

The Crow said...

Wow! Your stats make me look like a real slacker! But, then, I don't think I've ever left my computer on for 13+ hours. I'll leave the computations to you!

Re: Katie - she is growing into a lovely toddler, Conrad. I love how she seems lost in the dollhouse world she is creating. Good shot!

mike M said...

Yes, a lovely Christmas photo.

Sir Hugh said...

The Crow - are you a Freecell addict? The stats are recorded in: Freecell < History. I'm not so nerdish to have compiled all that stuff myself.

The Crow and Mike M - I submit to the principle that one in a thousand photos will be good by the laws of chance and maybe that was one - here's to the next one thousandth.

The Crow said...

Freecell, Spider solitaire and mahjong titans. Just finished killing the cat in mahjong, in fact.

I will check out the history in freecell to see what I've done with my life so far! :-)

mike M said...

At the last possible moment in 2013 I took Beth's advice and downloaded a Kindle app to my pc, then purchased your brother's latest novel! Oh...and I also discovered both your blogs in 2013, making it a very good year!

gimmer said...

from personal experience, I hereby certify that you acheived much more than playing video and computer games: much more: thanks!
good one of katie - only two - hardly credible - I most liked the one of her at the desk - in command already!
look forward to many heights and highlights in 2014.

Sir Hugh said...

mike M - I wish you good reading. The Kindle idea is good for me on backpacking trips eliminating carrying heavy books.
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Gimmer - Well, that post was a bit tongue in cheek.

I presume you are referring to the photo of Katie with the Dolls' House, not a desk.

gimmer said...

ditto - but not the planning, of course

Katie - no, the one where she has her hand on hip: without checking, I thought she looked about to issue orders (now, looking at it more closely, she is musing, a la Gray, on a model of what might be a sort of Long Kennet longbarrow, with a backdrop of Tarnhows wallpaper, so not quite commanding - as yet, anyway).
The Doll's House - equally perceptive, definitely not with Ibsen-ish foreboding, more wonderment: a perfect moment.