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31866 Russ Allen <rallen@m...> 1997‑12‑08 What are the odds?
A computer programmer walks into an antique store. No there
isn't a priest, rabi, or duck in this story. This programmer
likes to fancy himself a patternmaker. (He has after all had two
planes cast.) He also has a blacksmith friend who would like some
small anvils cast.
So what would the odds be that there would be a "$12.75 hand
made anvil" in this antique store? Funny that this 6" hand made
anvil is made of wood. Further, it is made of two halves aligned
with unglued pegs. Perhaps the priest, rabi and duck were puzzled
by this item. The programmer wasn't. He now has one less pattern
to make!

Russ Allen
http://www.mcs.net/~rallen/pattern.html

PS As porch biographer, I would like to point out that we have 399
bios in the archive. Who would like to be number 400?



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