October 17th, 2001

MrButtlertronPimp

Dinosaurs nostrils get relocated

Ok I'm a huge geek... At work we play SAFTY bingo. So they give us "bingo" cards with the letters b-i-n-g-o replaced with s-a-f-t-y. Get it? Pretty clever huh? So it works like this, everyday we go without an on the job accident they email out another number. If you get a bingo you win $50 and then they start over. Well there are 12 people or so in my department and no one really cares, so no one really plays. We all just put our cards up on the wall and one guy plays all of them. So if any of our department cards win we'll split the $50 and get donuts for the whole department for a week or something.

Well even that was getting too much of a pain in the ass to keep up with. So I spent the last 3 hours or so writing a little perl script that will play for us. All I have to do is enter all the numbers on each card (in order), and then enter the numbers that have been called and run the script. It will spit through them all, and printout a visual display of the card with the numbers called displayed in red. Then it checks for the various games: regular bingo, X, four corners, and blackout. If it sees a match on any of the cards it spits out that we won. Pretty cool actually.

Numbers Called:
Y-69 F-42 S-14 S-1 A-18 T-54 S-13 Y-71 F-37 Y-75
T-57 A-28 F-44 A-17 A-16 S-9 Y-63 T-60 A-21 A-19
Y-70 S-10 Y-74 T-48 A-30 T-46 Y-66 T-52 A-29 Y-61
S-3 S-7 A-27 T-53 T-49 A-23 Y-64 A-24 Y-62 F-34
S-4 S-6 F-40 A-25 T-55 S-5 F-34 S-4 S-2 Y-68
F-43 T-51 A-22 A-26 A-24 Y-62 F-36 Y-73 T-58 F-35
Y-67 T-47 T-59 S-15 A-20 F-45

Card #1
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|  S  |  A  |  F  |  T  |  Y  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *2  | *30 | 41  | *58 | *74 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 12  | *19 | *44 | *47 | *70 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *3  | *24 | FR  | *48 | *67 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 11  | *27 | 38  | *60 | *75 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *15 | *18 | *42 | *54 | *64 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
** Bingo! Row: 3 **
** We got an X **
** Corners! **

Card #2
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|  S  |  A  |  F  |  T  |  Y  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 11  | *29 | *44 | *55 | *61 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *10 | *28 | 39  | *59 | 65  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *15 | *17 | FR  | *54 | 72  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|  8  | *16 | *40 | *57 | *71 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 12  | *30 | *37 | 50  | *75 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
** Bingo! Column: A **
MrButtlertronPimp

I plan to resurrect colonel sanders and put him in charge of the usa and uk, he'll stop the war with his hotwings and original recipe chicken, the tasty way!

Just got done watching the first episode of Survivor III. I don't know what it is about that damn show but it's really enthralling to watch. I watch very little TV, but that is one of the shows I will definitely be tuning in to watch.

Today I called the head of the Urban Renewal Agency agency in Oregon City to ask him about sewer hookups vs. septic tanks. I was pretty impressed that he was so easy to get ahold of (I got him on the second ring). He was able to answer my questions, and point me in the direction of some other contractors to hire. It essentially worked out to a $2500 "connection fee" just to get on the sewer, as well as the cost of decomissioning the old septic tank. Unfortunately there is a grandfather clause that says if you're in Oregon City and on a septic tank that you can keep it until it dies, you're just not allowed to put a new one in. So that doesn't help me negotiate this house any. I did call my realtor and tell him to offer another $2k which would cover half of the $4k that he said it would cost to move to the sewer. I doubt he'll take it, but at least I offered.

I imagine I'll probably be out looking at more houses this weekend. Kinda sucks, I was getting excited about being finished shopping around. Guess not.