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A few weeks ago, I got a note from Kunal Anand that he was doing a project to create a visualization of my del.icio.us tags and their intersections. I gave Kunal my del.icio.us info and he sent me the following picture yesterday.
I asked him what it meant (besides being pretty) and this is what he said.
- Each dot represents a tag (aka a node)
- Each line represents an intersection between tags
- The center of the visualization (denoted by a gradient), represents the heavy set of intersections
It looks like I’ve got a decent amount of intersections.
This morning, I noticed on Will Herman’s blog that on Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06 (at least in the US). I plan to be awake to see it. After three people sent me the same fact today (thanks!) I decided my obsession with numbers is starting to infect the universe (or maybe it’s the other way around.)
The whole world knows that Apple officially announced it’s first Intel-based products today. Simultaneously, Apple stock closed at a price of $80.86 (it has traded up to $81.89 in the aftermarket, but that doesn’t count.) I once had a Compaq Deskpro with an Intel 8086 microprocessor. What a delicious number trick – I wonder how Jobs got Nasdaq to clear the final trade of the day at $80.86.
I love numbers. Consider it one of my weird predilections. I’m in Room 214 in a hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska tonight. When I told Amy my room number, she said “what a great number.” The reasons are:
- 21 is the first two digits
- 14 is the second two digits
- 7 is the sum of all three digits
- 2/14 is valentines day
Yes – I know we are a strange, bizarre, and twisted couple. But – isn’t that what makes it fun?
By now, everyone has probably heard that Google is doing a secondary offering and selling 14.2m shares of stock. It turns out they are actually selling 14,159,265 shares. Of course, anyone who loves numbers like I do will immediately recognize this as the first eight digits of pi after the decimal point. What a delicious cheap thrill for all the numerologists in the world.