Monthly Archives: December 2013
When I was a kid we watched him (or alternated between him and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve). I’ve got it synched so that the ball (for 1958!) will hit at within a minute or so of real midnight, if you start it as soon as this goes live. Enjoy!
Addendum: Well, obviously I got the link wrong. It’s fixed now, though. Happy New Year!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Thanks to all my visitors and readers, and I hope you continue to enjoy the Chequer-board in the coming year!
Better than a thousand hollow words
Is one word that brings peace.
Better than a thousand hollow verses
Is one verse that brings peace.
Better than a hundred hollow lines
Is one line of the law, bringing peace.
–Gautama Buddha in “The Thousands” from the Dhammapada as translated by Thomas Byrom; courtesy Wikiquote