The lack of words that I come up with when I want to discuss my upcoming wedding is almost scary. I feel nervous, but not about being married; about the wedding itself. The timer at the bottom of this page is going to be basically useless for the next week. Sorry, chumps.
Ever since I got my CCNA certification, I’ve been seeing the OSI networking model everywhere. In human interaction, for example. Eyeballs (and photons) make up the physical layer. The part of your brain that interprets the images into faces and bodies constitute the datalink layer. The portion of the brain that then identifies people and matches names to them (sometimes inaccurately) is the network layer. This analogy continues with the session layer — holding a conversation — and even all the way to the application layer — where you can have a long-term relationship with other individuals over many conversations and meetings.
I skipped some layers because the metaphor isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty close.
If you freeze water chestnuts, do they become ice chestnuts?
Are puns funny in sign language?
Answer in rot13: Chaf ner arire shaal.
I consider The Wave to be the single greatest work that Mankind has ever created. A hundred thousand diverse individuals can — and often do — work together with no clear leadership or supervision. A single individual’s responsibility is quite simple. So simple, in fact, that even the most dimwitted participants would be able to figure out what they should do. In comparison, the Pyramids and the Parthenon aren’t even worth mentioning.
Oh, and I started working at Priceline today.