Curiously, from our early Perl Monk history,
the only personal information known of
cinder_bdt, the mysterious second
non-insider to join the Perl Monks web site (on Dec 23 1999 22:49 UTC), relates to
his socks:
When I buy socks, I throw all my old ones out and buy 21 new pairs.
Here's my favorite high school math word problem:
- Q: If you have blue socks, red socks and white socks, what is the smallest number greater than 0 of socks that you have to pull out of your drawer to get a pair?
- A: n+1 where n is 3 because you have 3 different colors.
Well, this way I only ever have to touch two socks!
It's nice that he's still remembered and revered
today even though he has not visited us for
eleven years now (last here Jun 15, 2005 14:39 UTC).
I wonder what he is doing with his socks today and
if he will ever return to join us once again.
Update: Further googling suggests cinder_bdt may
have moved to Alaska, in which case he will need more
socks to prevent frost-bitten toes.