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, March 10, 2004

Ferris WheelI've always wondered if there was a method to the way ferris wheel cars are numbered, and I've assumed that they were ordered such that the operator could fill them in order and the wheel would stay balanced. However, I copied the numbers off the ferris wheel at a local traveling carnival a while back, and they are shown in the image at right. Clearly, loading in this order does not balance the wheel. So, is there no order at all, or some order I cannot discern? Or is it desirable not to have the wheel quite balanced?


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