Wednesday, October 17, 2007

On Being Twice a Square



The last time my age was twice a square, I got married.

The time before that, I became of legal age.

This time around, my wife Anna decorated a finite automaton cake to celebrate. I shared it with my 4th year class on formal languages and parsing.

9 comments:

Eamon Knight said...

Which means that you are...OK, I won't give away the answer (but I did the same back in June). Let's just say I hope the cake was high-fibre ;-).

Michael said...

I love that cake. I hope your class enjoyed it.

Jonathan Lubin said...

A while back I said to my then partner: “I just realized that I was born in a square year!” He responded, “I realized that shortly after meeting you.”

Reginal Selkirk said...

Happy birthday.

Erdos56 said...

I like the odd implication for all mathematicians if you moved the acceptor state to the other circle :-)

Bob Carpenter said...

Happy 22nd annual 29th birthday.

Mangoboy said...

Nice. Happy birthday. I don't seem to remember ever getting cake when I took your formal languages class, but I suppose your prime number birthdays are not quite as special.

Jeff Albion said...

01001000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 01000010 01101001 01110010 01110100 01101000 01100100 01100001 01111001

... There. It even is accepted. :)

Olya said...

I should come to class more often. :)

Happy Belated Birthday!