So, I was clearing some junk off my desk and found this written on the back of an envelope from at least... 5 months back. The point was to see how high the Pfeifferhorn would have to be in order to be visible from Wasatch Blvd. and 1700 East in Sandy Utah. I'm pretty sure Y=Elevation in order for it to be level with the mountains in front of it, Z=Elevation for it to be a dime at arms reach above the mountains, and L=Elevation for it to appear as tall as Lone Peak.
I used Google earth to get straight line distances and topo maps to figure out the elevation of the piece of mountain that it would rise above.
Yes, I am fully aware that "tribute" is a nice way of saying "ripoff". I'm cool with that. Anyway, he can't really copy write stick figures. I didn't feel like going to sleep so I made another one. This time I drew everything instead of ripping off the guy's actual drawings... I'm sure you can tell the difference. Oh and for those of you who don't read XKCD, if you hover the mouse over the image, a 'tooltip' with additional text and humor comes up.
To make up for all of the downer blogs lately, I've decided to mix things up a bit. I had a eureka moment a few hours back that, along with subsequent ingenuity, solved a serious problem I had. So, sit back and relax for about three minutes as I take you on a tour of my recent discovery: