Sunday, June 23, 2013

1e6

An update and a fun statistic...

I busted out Angle Madness again and have been recording parts of the box assembly; hope to mix in a little of that build again while continuing on the Tim Burton Table build episodes.


As a software engineer by "day" (my circadian rhythm has a "day" shifted quite a bit...), "1e6" means a million, which is what we hit for page views earlier today:

Pretty happy with that; it's a milestone.  It means there's an awful lot of you who fell asleep on the refresh key! :) just kidding... thanks for reading!

A funny story about "1e6": for non-software types, it's how we write "1x106" in programming languages.  In high school, I was taking a test in a math class and everywhere I was supposed to write "x10n", I used 'e' notation.  Instructor could have failed every answer, but instead brought it up as a problem with computer jargon.  Never once looked wrong to me :)

So, again, "thanks a million"


6 comments:

  • wheatgeneration said...
     

    Congratulations.

    But what are those clamping whatzits?

  • Paul-Marcel St-Onge said...
     

    Thanks! I'll be covering those in the episode; they are Bridge City Miter Stitches. They aren't in production anymore, but come up on eBay from time to time. You can make a satisfactory replacement with a dowel and hardboard; ridiculously useful for clamping up angles. I'll be showing how I did it for two different types of angles. Except some ditz forgot to record one so has to do the next drawer box for a recording :)

    I'll also be showing you how to make some with dowels and hardboard; easy easy easy.

  • Anonymous said...
     

    Congratulations!

    BTW the Shed Of Doom is still there :-)

    Peter

  • Peter Durand said...
     

    I didn't mean to be anonymous...

    Peter

  • Neil Tsubota said...
     

    1 times 10 to the 6th.
    I thought this was called 'exponetional' notation. This is One million.

    Do you get a Million views in a day ? (WOW, that sound like a very high number.) What time period ? Is this per hour, per day, per week, etc...

  • Paul-Marcel St-Onge said...
     

    Oh, I wish, Neil!

    No, I finally hit a million lifetime views on the blog. YouTube channel is at 910k so soon enough it'll roll over. Granted, if I was a bikini-clad babe in a convertible posting videos of me driving, I'd get a million views per video. Don't worry... no bikinis on me in any forthcoming video; thanks...

    iJustine used to get a quarter million views on videos in a week. Crazy!