e + 1 = 0

April 1, 1999

I've recently come across a pointer to last month's TechBeat, a capsule newsletter from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It contains a description of new unit prefixes for describing digital devices that have been adopted by the International Electrochemical Comission. They include kibi (Ki), mebi (Mi), gibi (Gi), and others, representing exponentially increasing multiples of two. A kibibyte (KiB) is 1024 bytes, thus freeing the term 'kilobyte' to refer to 1000 bytes, as one would expect. I am not making this up. #

I have completed a draft of Starcruiser Anonymous episode 22. I'll post it as soon as I can sweep it for bugs, so to speak. Work proceedes on episode 23, but it doesn't look like I'll be finishing the series before I graduate. Oh well. To help pass the time, I've posted a revised description of the story that is hopefully a little clearer. #