Meme from unnofficial planet Python:

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

So here goes, are you ready for my entry? Hold on to your hats:

This is an old birdwatchers’ trick.

from Advanced Excel for Scientific Analysis by Robert de Levie.

Stop that sniggering. It’s not my fault. We’re writing a spreadsheet-like-program, what else do you expect me to have on my desk? This is a dumb meme. Why am I doing it then? Excellent question.

Update: And why did I then forget to hit [publish] for two weeks?