|Below are enumerated some of Dave Barber's|
dry, technical, and arguably overwrought discourses
|— which have been characterized as "exhaustive" on the one hand and "exhausting" on the other —|
|Sundry Obscure Topics,|
|all the good subjects having already been covered elsewhere;|
|whereafter reside miscellaneous comments|
plausibly characterizable as grumblings.
◊ indicates Dave's Faves
It is intentional that these pages use the simplest web technology possible, so as to maximize compatibility with various browsers, and to minimize internet bandwidth consumption. The author does not attempt to stay au courant with the HTML standards du jour.
I am a firm adherent of Sturgeon's Law, which says that ninety percent of everything is garbage. I have no doubt that Sturgeon's Law applies to this very website. Had I any way to discern which of the above pages were indeed vapid trash, I would be pleased to promptly delete them; I welcome nominations.
A persistent recursivist might inquire:
Atlanta driving rules:
Feathers, and most other things, are weighed by the avoirdupois ounce, which is about 28.35 grams. However, gold and other precious metals are weighed by the troy ounce, which is about 31.10 grams. So the ounce of feathers weighs less than the ounce of gold.
Meanwhile, an avoirdupois pound is sixteen avoirdupois ounces, making the pound of feathers weigh about 453.59 grams. But a troy pound is only twelve troy ounces, which works out to about 373.24 grams. So the pound of feathers weighs more than the pound of gold.
|Deeply-held binary convictions|
|Printed plaids||Woven plaids|
|Books with glued-in pages||Books with sewn-in pages|
|Bridge-size playing cards||Poker-size playing cards|
|Five-line monthly calendars ("23/30", "24/31")||Six-line monthly calendars|
|American paper sizes,|
e.g. letter = 8½ × 11 inches
|International paper sizes,|
e.g. A4 = 297 × 210 millimeters
|Prescriptive grammar||Descriptive grammar|
|Diet Coca-Cola||Coca-Cola Zero|
You were under the impression
That when you were walking forwards
You'd end up further onward,
But things ain't quite that simple
— "I've Had Enough", Quadrophenia, The Who.
Version of Tuesday 19 December 2017