From a Wired article on Google’s IPO offering:

Geek humor: If you take a close look at the form Google filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the exact value of its planned offering is $2,718,281,828 dollars, which some would immediately recognize as the mathematical constant e.

E, for those not blessed with a PhD and a job at Google, is Euler’s number, which is used as the base for natural logarithms.

I can appreciate that. It’s good to know that they’re still in firm control of their company and having fun doing it. Gives me hope for having enlightened employers in the future. The article also has a link to the company’s SEC filing (2.8mb)

Moving = No Internet

My internet presence will be sporadic until sometime next week. We have to return our modem today, I’ll be coming tomorrow and won’t have it hooked up until Tuesday. It also means that I somehow have to get everything packed by tomorrow. I don’t think it will be that hard.

Microsoft typography

Microsoft has a pretty intense typography section of their website that I never noticed before. The links and news section has lots of information about what’s going on in the type world today. I did such a half-assed job putting fonts together back in the day. They weren’t intended for use as more than title fonts though.

A Salty Salute

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Guided by Voices is breaking up after the release of their next album:

After almost 20 years, assorted lineups, and countless albums, EPs,  singles, triples, stolen bases, misdemeanor convictions, and broken hearts, Dayton, OH’s fortunate sons are taking leave of your senses. ‘Half Smiles Of The Decomposed,’ to be released August 24 on Matador Records, will be the final album from Guided By Voices, one of the most acclaimed independent rock bands of all time.

It’s sad to hear, but it’s not like Pollard’s dropping off the radar. The band has seen so many configurations, it seems more like the he’s retiring the name than anything. He’ll keep pumping out albums every year. Hopefully they come to Toronto again before the split, I’d like to see them again.

Burgers with billionaires

Mark Cuban isn’t really angry that Donald Trump didn’t remember him, I guess they were running in different circles. He has offered to make it up to Donald by taking him out to Whitecastle:

I respect you and think we would have a great time hanging out talking business. How about this as a truce offering: I will come by your apartment in NY, we can either walk or take a cab to the White Castle of your choice and dinner is on me. Bring your girlfriend if you like. If we can’t be friends after sharing a couple dozen sliders and onion chips, it just wasn’t meant to be.

Someday, when I have my billions, I will ask a fellow billionaire out for a burger. As far as reality television shows go, I can’t really see one based around Mark Cuban being anything like the Apprentice. My guess is Cuban and Trump have slightly different management styles.