Page 23

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Okay … let’s see what Managing & Using MySQL has for us …

SQL is sort of a “natural language”.

That’s awful profound.

[Seen on Sippey, originated by Caterina.]

Now, it would have been far more interesting to pull the same data from the nearest NASA specification.

Of course, my luck, page 23 of that would be [THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]. I have never, ever understood why that happens in aerospace specifications … but it does.


  1. [THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK] is used so that people know that there aren’t printing or duplication errors.

    A guy that used to work down here worked for the Royal Air Force (I think — some kind of British military contractor at least) before becoming an astronomer. He said that there were numerous documents that got modified through the years, pages removed, sections moved around, that sort of thing, that on both sides of a page you’d get [THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]. It was easier to put that on both sides of a page than to have the page officially removed.

  2. Mine doesn’t have a page 23.

    But grabbing the next book:

    “Interrupt processing is transparent to the code.”

    Let me just say that if that were the case, my life would be SOOOOO much easier 🙂

  3. The book on my desk is the advance version of Make Your Own Damn Movie! by Lloyd Kaufman, by virtue of the fact that I had to look up something today to post on a website, but anyway…

    Page 23, sentence 5:

    “Sometimes it’s possible to borrow money directly from a bank and, if you’re extraordinarily lucky and catch them on the upside of a boom/bust cycle, they may take a gamble and accept your film as collateral.”

    Let the goodtimes roll!

  4. Well this is the 5th COMPLETE sentence on Page 23.

    3. >84″-108″ Oversize applies to packages weighing less than 30 pounds and Measuring Between 84 and 109 inches in combined length and girth.

    Its my FedEx Ground Pick-Up Record Book.

    I hope that was informative

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