geekiness(josh lubarr)

Geeky, nerdy, dweeby fun

10/2/11 — today’s equation

(For background, see Equationizing.)

Back in the day, I’d have created today’s equation based on the fact that √2 is both 1.414… and -1.414…, so that

10 – (√2/√2) = 11

but that seems cheesy to me now.

Unfortunately, that still leaves us with an unsatisfying mix of options, like

1 = 2 – 1 * 1

or, if you take the digits out of order,

2^1 = 1^1^1

or even

2^0 = 1 = 1 = 1

Nothing too exciting, and I would hope anyone geeky enough to be interested in reading this would have found those.

10/1/11 — today’s equation

As if you have to think about it?

10 + 1 = 11

of

1^0^1^1 = 1

if you want to get cute about it.

(For background, see Equationizing.)

9/30/11 — today’s equation

(For background, see Equationizing.)

Nothing too exotic today, but lots of digits that have to perform no-ops, so not too cool:

√9 = 3 + 0 * 1 * 1

which is a little unsatisfying. Here’s something a little better:

√9 = 3^0 + 1 + 1

so at least the zero and the ones aren’t just disappearing out the equation.

9/29/11 — today’s equation

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.

So, it’s also the anniversary birthday of my long-passed childhood pet. She was a very sweet dog and could catch tennis balls on the fly.

If we have to go to the digits, today is preposterously easy. It’s almost pleasant how simple it is:

9 + 2 = 9 + 1 + 1

or

9 * 2 = 9 * (1+1)

or

9 ^ 2 = 9 ^ (1+1)

I guess you could choose an equation depending on what your favorite operation is. And if you actually have a favorite operation, you’re probably in the right place. If you prefer other operations, you could, of course, use those.  Those operations, like subtraction, are left as an exercise for the reader, though that’s about as much exercise as walking to the refrigerator.

9/28/11 — today’s equation

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.

Again, it’s today’s equation yesterday.

If we’re going to have to break it into digits, we should at least do it in order:

9 – 2 = 8 -1 * 1

or, to avoid the dreaded and cheesy multiplication by 1:

√9 * 2 = 8 – 1 – 1

9/27/11 — today’s equation

Today, the 9 and 27 are just screaming to be used together, but the best I can think of is to use 2011 instead of 11 and disassemble the year, so it’s

27 = 9 * (2 + 1) * 1

but that breaks all kinds of rules, so it’s a no-go (or a NOOP, if I’m really going to geek it up).

I think we’re stuck with the more tedious

9 = (2 + 7) *1 * 1

which is at least in order, or the slightly more amusing

√9 + 2 = 7 – 1 – 1

which has the advantage of not multiplying by 1 (always a little cheesy) and has the square root symbol, which some people think is cool to use (and by “some people,” I mean hopelessly nerdy ones).

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.

9/26/11 — today’s equation

Today is pretty straight-forward and lends itself well to the rule of being built in order:

9,2,6,1,1

becomes

9 = (2 + 6 + 1) * 1

or

√9 + 2 = (6  – 1) * 1

I think that the later part of the month is usually the time of the hackier equations.

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.

9/25/11 — today’s equation

This one is at least a little fun:

9/25/11

yields

9, 2, 5, 1, 1

in sequence, which yields

9 = 2 * 5 – 1 * 1

And I feel privileged to use subtraction…

For backgroumd, see the <a href=”https://joshlubarrgeekiness.wordpress.com/equationizing/”>Equationizing</a&gt; page.

“Be excellent to each other!”
“Party on, dudes!”
– Bill and Ted

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.

9/24/11 — today’s equation

Do I really need to lay this out?

9/24/11

in sequence, no less:

9 = 2 * 4 + 1 * 1

Done!

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.

9/23/11 — today’s equation

After yesterday’s equation, this one seems almost stupid, but here it is:

9/23/11

in sequence becomes

9, 2, 3, 1, 1

which yields

9 = 2 ^ 3 + 1 * 1

which almost elicits a “Duh!”

 

but then I remember what a geek I am and it’s smooth sailing.

For backgroumd, see the Equationizing page.