Religion and Spirituality

Foretelling Friday: Better Randomness and Increasing Importance

Last week I bibliomantically predicted that mountains would be in my future.  There weren’t actual mountains, but it snowed, which provides an insurmountable obstacle to getting anywhere in Atlanta, so that is sort of like a metaphorical mountain. I have also started noticing that flipping through a book and jabbing a finger is not actually a good randomness generation method.  Maybe other people are better at it, but I definitely have a tendency to flip toward certain parts of the book than others and jab a finger more in the middle of the page and on the right than can be considered random.  Maybe it’s the hand of god guiding me, or maybe it’s just the way I’m holding the book and my tendency to try to randomly open it in a different section than the last time I did it. So this week I am going to for computer randomness.  God can guide bits as well as fingers, right?  Probably more easily, in fact, since bits can only be in 1 of 2 states and fingers can be lots of places.

And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Clearly this week I am going to become so important I can just get ships to wait on me.  This may also imply I will be leaving this inland city temporarily, which I was not planning to do.

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Elizabeth is a professional belly dancer, a flaky computer scientist, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Georgia (the state of the U.S., not the country) but is nonetheless somehow not a combination of stereotypes from Gone with the Wind and Deliverance. Her personal blog is Coffeefied. Operafied. Fluffified. Beglittered.

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