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it's all relative [Dec. 5th, 2006|09:27 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Everyone's been talking about "all 21 chapters" of the physics book I've been working on, even though, until today, all the chapter listings I had seen only went up to chapter 20. I figured that either the listings were wrong, or I was mishearing when they said 21, or someone had made a typo, or something.

Today I got the final table of contents for the book. Guess what? They only go up to 20. But there are 21 of them.

There's an extra chapter between 10 and 11.

The title of the chapter is 'Special Relativity'.

Guess what it's called?

Chapter R.

'Chapter R: Special Relativity'.

Guess how I found out it was there?

The build script chokes on 'R'.

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[User Picture]From: the_flea_king
2006-12-06 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yikes. I've been reading this and your z-list posts and I no longer want your job.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-12-08 01:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, this isn't a showstopper bug or anything. I was relieved it wasn't a bigger problem, like someone forgetting to give us a chapter or something. The "Chapter R" thing is just funny.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2006-12-07 11:03 pm (UTC)
Miss Zarves teaches the class on the 19th floor. There is no 19th floor.
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[User Picture]From: keystricken
2006-12-07 11:40 pm (UTC)
There is no Miss Zarves.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-12-08 01:47 pm (UTC)
That's totally where I went, too.
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