RE: Back to the Dark Ages.

Subject: RE: Back to the Dark Ages.
From: Emily Berk <emily -at- armadillosoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 21:57:00 -0700

Really, really long ago (I'm still catching up on old mail, working backwards towards March...) on Wed, 19 Jun 2002 10:46:30 -0400 to be precise, jgarison -at- ide -dot- com wrote:

>You didn't learn the trick about drawing a diagonal line in magic marker
>from corner to corner? It saved me when *I* dropped the deck!

COOL! I had never heard of this trick.

I dropped my deck, unnumbered and unstriped, off the back of my bicycle during rush hour in Center City Philadelphia. I think I might actually have recovered all the cards, but I know it took a while to get them back into order.

I can't believe you're giving me this hint NOW, when, knock wood, I will NEVER EVER need it. (Might be a way to cheat when playing cards, huh?)

These are the kinds of useless but precious tidbits that make me treasure this list.

(I always worry about -- what skill would I have if civilization ended. Now I have THIS one: I will know how to quickly re-order a stack of Hollerith cards.)


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