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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The KC Sports Writer's Suicide Blog, and His Final Prank

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Buried in this story is the fact that this guy left GPS coordinates in his suicide post that sent 20 people running around a park with shovels looking for his buried gold coin collection, ala "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World". Great final prank- cheers to you, Martin Manley.

"...And it appears Manley may have even played a practical joke to tweak the greedy in his long farewell. In the section of his site detailing his collection of gold and silver coins, a random set of GPS coordinates appears, along with a tiny thumbnail image of Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.
Police say about 20 people, some with GPS units, metal detectors and shovels, showed up at the gardens and started digging. But the joke was on them -- Manley's family told police he had given the gold away."

Friday, August 23, 2013

Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights

Semaphore, Aldis Lamp. Morse Code–what are these arcane technologies of which you speak? Python knows....