Another one of those days(retro)

You wonder if this is another one of those days. The cal train slows down due to an accident, you cancel your ride home from the pickup location. The slower ride actually gets u home sooner because it makes your stop.

But just as you cancel the ride, the conductor comes on the PA, hangs up. You finalize your cancelation of your ride for good and Hang up. He comes on again and says your stop is cancels and he’s going to take you to where your ride was going to be before you canceled it.

Nah! His hesitation, that wasn’t him waiting for you to complete your ride cancelation. He wouldn’t hold up a track full of thousands of people just to screw with you. But this has to be the worst coincident. The train proceeded slowly into the station and all rides are missed.

Its these times when you know they really are messing with your mind. Beyond a doubt! The train conductor gets paid either way. Doesn’t matter if I stand here for a long time away from family.

I see a balding old man standing there. Excitedly talking to a fellow passenger. Man what poor soul, so old and still commuting with young person like me in these rust buckets. Mold wagons. Germ pubs; Stink-easies.

In a few years that will be me… gray, balding, wine-bottom-bottoms for glasses, still riding Caltrain. Being messed with by people who are paid either way… sigh it’s only three more steps to the right to prevent that from happening.

The Deamon is live and strong in these Palo Altan Caltrain tracks.

I step right, the old man waves, seemingly at me. They train rides north… soon, my two and half hour commute home will come to an end. I even left work before 5 today trying to get home to spend some time with my kids! 

Man! One of those days…


Is shorthand for Completely Normal for You. It is commonly used to disarm tension when describing some condition of a person to that person. It also appear in its other guises:

Completely normal for a man your age

Completely normal for a women your age

Completely normal for a software engineer

Completely normal

Completely normal for an ESL(that’s English is Second Language)
Completely normal for you.

Go 3D and Up

Given such a board defined on graph. Let’s work on a subset of possible boards which are symmetric–for each directed edge (v,w) there is an edge (w,v) on the board. A simplified view of the game into an undirected graph whose eyes represent a pair of opposite directed edges. The liberties of a connected group is the intersection of I played board and the minimum vertex-cut separating the group from the rest of the game board. It is the hull that surrounds the group that measures the groups surface area.

 Under such formulations(directed and undirected) the max flow between two groups of same player is how easy the two group may join. The shortest path measures their distance and ability to support one another.

The max flow between group of different color measures how much they threatens each other. Two groups that are separated by a third component for example cannot threaten each other. The real threat group G has to another players group T is the threat between these two groups divided by that’s liberties. A single piece has limited ability to threaten a large group, but the real threat of the reverse is large.

If group T further had liberties not reachable from G, then the threat is decreased further. Therefore the real threat from G to T is the mutual threat divided by sum of all threats T has for other players groups. Plus the threat of board’s boundary.

The board has boundary any where a vertex had atypical axial composition. For example most axial sets on the 3D cube board had 4 directed edges. On the faces of a cube each vertex is missing one pair of edges on one axis. On the edge of a cube board, two axis are each missing a pair of corresponding directed edges. On the corner all three axis are each missing two pairs of corresponding edges.

The board may also have a bump, a vertex that has an incidental directed edge that do not have a corresponding and opposite directed edge. Players obviously has to treat these verteces with special care as they do not have typical liberties or threats.