I have to admit that people who use tabs are pretty shocking.
It comes from XKCD: Forgot Algebra. Click through and mouse over.
Not long ago, the XKCD Cartoon, So It Has Come To This started a trend, on Identi.ca if nowhere else, of people following the cartoon’s protip.
With today’s XKCD, I see another meme in the making…
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Today’s XKCD comic is an inspiration. Click on the image to see the full size cartoon and then come back here to wallow in nerdiness.
Of course, I had to see whether the formula would actually work so, I plugged it into Excel and it looks like this:
Hopefully it is obvious that cell A2 contains the current date and cell B2 is the percentage completion expressed as a fraction.
It works, after a fashion, although the date acceleration is nothing like that suggested by the cartoon. More amusingly, though, is the fact that the Excel date function breaks when I exceed 72.0857% completed. This is obviously because nothing can ever be more than 72.0857% complete when Microsoft are involved.
Today’s XKCD makes an excellent point, and one that is widely applicable.
… so follow her advice.
Now click on through to XKCD for the full cartoon.
It’s Christmas Eve, and this cartoon from XKCD is both seasonal and appropriate.
Have a great festive season.