Pi Day Pi-ku

Project slip.
Ugh!
No need for sleep.

Hot caffeine.
Blink.
No need for sleep.

I love you!
Wink.
No need for sleep.

—Brent Logan (2014)

In honor of Pi Day, I wrote a few pi-ku.1


  1. A pi-ku is a three-line poem, like a haiku, but with three syllables in the first line, one in the second, and four in the third, following the pattern of the first three digits of pi: 3.14. 

Happy Pi Day

Here’s a helpful tip for Pi Day: On a Windows computer, you can enter the symbol for π by holding down the ALT key, typing 227 using the numeric keypad,1 and then releasing the ALT key.

The mildly geeky amongst us will remember this by noting 22/7 is a common approximation for pi. The more geeky will avoid using this approximation and instead remember enough significant digits2 of pi.

1The number keys at the top of the keyboard do not work for this. If you have a laptop computer, you’ll need to enable the embedded numeric kdeypad before trying this.
2I find 3.1415926 is adequate significant digits for all my purposes. Or better yet, just use the “pi” button on the calculator.

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day!

I found Dinosaur Comics’ Pi Day comic to be less violent than the Abstruse Goose Pi Day comic I posted a couple of years ago.

I’m looking forward to July 22 (and sorry I “missed” February 71).

How many digits of pi do you know?

Comic credit: Dinosaur Comics. Used by permission.

I still don’t know pi beyond 3.1415926, but thanks to Randy Yaw, Mr. Pi Day himself, I know that I can enter the pi character on my computer using ATL-227 (notice the numbers are the same as 22/7, the approximation for pi).

Happy Pi Day

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Have a slice of pi!

NOTICE: In no way should this post be interpreted to condone or encourage the senseless beating of those who can recite way too many digits of pi. It is just the failed humor (okay, the reposting of failed humor) by one who can’t remember more digits of pi than 3.1415926.

Sorry, Randy…

Comic credit: “Pi” by Abstruse Goose. Used under a Creative Commons license.