inessential by Brent Simmons


Speaking of Doug Baron (see my previous post)—I just remembered one of the funnier things to happen some years ago at a UserLand meeting.

During a break, Doug and Bob and I were talking about vacations, which led to talking about sunscreen lotion.

Doug explained that he used SPF 32.


We started laughing—only to a programmer would 32 be a round number (as a power of two).

(Perhaps you had to be there.)