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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Wednesday, October 25, 2000

My brother-in-law and I are such geeks. He asked me to do a back-of-the-envelope calculation of how many leaves there are on all the trees in the world, and he would do the same, and then we would compare answers. When we were done, we found that although we'd used fairly different methods to calculate the number, our numbers differed from one another by just a little over 17%! (His was 5x1015, mine was 5.886x1015.) Now I wish I knew what the actual number is, so we could see how far off we are from that.


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