King of Excellent (according to Scaryduck)

Tuesday, October 20

A bit of housekeeping...

First of all, apologies for lateness... I have just spent the best part of 2 hours trying to send 2 parcels. Couriers: Wankers, the lot of 'em.

Secondly, the answer to last week's question: 2519. I wrote a small program along the lines of
FOR n=1 TO 1000000
IF (n MOD 2 = 1) AND (n MOD 3 = 2) AND (n MOD 4 = 3) AND (n MOD 5 = 4) AND (n MOD 6 = 5) AND (n MOD 7 = 6) AND (n MOD 8 = 7) AND (n MOD 9 = 8) then print n.
Simples. But, as the most excellent Audrey pointed out, just multiply them altogether, and take away 1 and you get the same answer.

Thirdly, No, I didn't laugh my guts out on Saturday night.

Fourth, and here's a nice easy brain teaser.
A fellow encountered a bear in a wasteland. There was nobody else there. Both were frightened and ran away. Fellow to the north, bear to the west. Suddenly the fellow stopped, aimed his gun to the south and shot the bear. What color was the bear?
If you don't know, this may help you: if the bear ran 3.14 times faster than the fellow (still westwards), the fellow could have shot straight in front of him, however for the booty he would have to go to the south.
(this puzzle was courtesy of Einstein apparently)

Fifth, the voting on the layout is over, and with a landslide 52% overall, the new layout stays. And no, some of the suggestions were not suitable. This includes Paisley, Pastry (?) and kittens. 

And last, but by no means least, belated Penblwydd Hapus to Carys (Can Arsenal Ruin Your Season?), BLS's beautiful daughter, and poor poor girl to have an uncle like me. (Does anyone else think Uncle Rik sounds really seedy?)

"that's very clever Mummy, but when do I get to play with it?"

"Yay for smoke..." (spot the potential arsonist)