Thursday, January 14, 2010
Remember the days of PAYING for membership to a video rental store? Not long after that, once the cost of VCRs came down, the video stores needed to decrease (and eventually eliminate) the cost of membership. Coconuts was a short-lived chain in my area (Cleveland) that had the usual overpriced CDs and cassettes, and as they scraped for any way to make money, they came up with a video-rental business.
Here is my illustrious membership card, now forever preserved online, for you to gawk at.
Note to basketball fans: Around this time, I had a Greg Anthony (New York Knicks guard) poster on my wall. I started copying the way he signed his "G" (with the double loop you see above) and continue to do so nearly 20 years later.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I have had this little book for so long, I have no idea when it first landed in my junk drawer. Why did I keep it? I'm not an engineer, math professor, scientist, math hobbyist (or fetishist), or belong to a profession that requires knowledge of complex mathematics.
Maybe I was always nervous I'd be unable to remember how to change Cartesian coordinates to spherical coordinates (and vice versa)?
Anyways, this book will be hitting a nearby thrift store very soon!