Monthly Archives: August 2012

Everything is not “just a string”

During a quick conversation on unicode and punycode, I managed to find http://☁→❄→☃→☀→☺→☂→☹→✝.ws

Cute, and a sad reminder of how many people still fight this.

Should I buy some stock?

thoughts: I still have some stock account balance left..wonder if I should buy some..

In [1]: from random import choice
In [2]: choices = {'buy': 0, 'wait': 0}
In [3]: for i in range(0,5000):
    choices[choice(['buy','wait'])] += 1
In [4]: choices
Out[4]: {'buy': 2518, 'wait': 2482}

Guess I’ll buy some stocks.

[ed's note: this method works equally well to decide which stocks you want to buy when you're lazy]