The Real Paul Jones

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Date: 4/1/2007

April Fooled by a too smart radio

I was up an hour early this morning. I thought that my son had played and April Fool’s joke on me by somehow sneaking into my room and changing the time. But what really happened was even more amusing. The radio has some little intelligence. Or perhaps better only a little intelligence. The radio knew or knows that Daylight Savings Time exists. But it assumes that Daylight Savings Time will begin on the last Saturday of March. This year that changed, but the radio didn’t. So when Daylight Savings Time began earlier, I just set the clock forward myself.

It never occured to me that the radio was still anticipating the time change. This morning as we crossed from March to April, the clock changed.

I was up early and not amused. I’m looking for the manual now.

ibiblio1 successfully launches!

From today’s ibiblio home page:

ibiblio is proud to announce the successful launch of our new spacecraft, the ibiblio1!

Inspired by recent endeavors in amateur space travel, ibiblio launched ibiblio1. Now we can bring you ever more diverse collections from across the galaxy as we make contact with whatever’s out there. We also hope to expand our services as the ibiblio1 will deliver mind-control satellite uplinks to the upper atmosphere of Earth.

Below you will find some pictures of the ibiblio1 in production. Keep an eye on the sky!

Pictures, references, links and more as we track ibiblio1.

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