05/03/2009

Wikisurfing!

So today I bought a bar of Bournville thinking I could make it last all week. Then I ate it all. Damn.

Speaking of food, here's a spreadsheet I made that automatically calculates how much protein, carbohydrate and fat you have eaten per day (you just tally how many of each thing you eat). Get the data you need here if it's not on the labels. For the last 3 days I've been close to 3000 calories per day, mainly due to chocolate addiction ...

BTW, chocoholics are people addicted to chocohol, and that don't understand the rules of word endings (according to Demetri Martin!)

Something I invented (I think) while pretending to work this week - I call it wikisurfing.


WIKISURFING


The Rules:

- Pick any 2 random unrelated things/words/topics that you know are on wikipedia. Go to one of the articles.

- The aim is to get to the other page in as few clicks as possible, using only the links within the articles.

- Each link you click counts as 1. You can press the back button if you need to - this doesn't count as a click.


Tips:

- It's most fun to play in against an opponent on another nearby computer (with the same 2 words).

- Try to think of paths through the topics related to your 2 words before wasting clicks.


Example:

"iPod" to "Pimp My Ride" = 7 clicks ... see if you can do better.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_holding_company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Company_(disambiguation)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_girl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimp_My_Ride


That's all for now folks!

JG