Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2000


Cathy asked me the other night: How could you figure out how much your head weighs? (Aside from decapitation, of course.) The best we could come up with, which is probably pretty accurate, is to use your weight and the total volume of your body (which you can figure out using water displacement) to figure out your body's average density, and then use that density and the volume of your head (again, figured out using displacement) to derive your head's weight. This assumes that your head has about the same average density as your entire body, which I'm guessing is probably reasonably close to being accurate.

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