Friday, July 30, 2004

Idle Amusements 101

My friend Rich (co-worker in Chicago) were just IMing. I asked him why i18n is an abbreviation for internationalization. I'd never given it much thought beyond someone telling me that it's 18 letters long and starts with i and ends with n. It isn't, of course. If you count carefully it's actually twenty letters long, which means i18n is a word that starts with i and ends with n and has 18 letters in between. So, I asked him what f2k would be and, later, announced that something hadn't f5g worked. He's concluded we have a new way to curse. It's certainly amusing for these idle moments while I wait for things to happen in my test system, but...

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