Time Archive

WWDC Day One: Ponies and Steve

Things I learned today: Applied Queuing Theory. The outside queue to WWDC at about 5:30 AM Queues in Practice and Principle. Another shot of the queue Queues and You: A lesson in hidden opportunities. The queue inside Starbucks Queue Participation for Fun and Profit Internal queue friends Time and Distance: A queue-theoretic case study Are we there yet? Escalating Queues to the Next Level Skilled "escalatio" practitioners on the way up Go go go!


Time is traditionally accounted for by counting periodic motion of a planetary mass in the solar system. One rotation of Earth is a day, one revolution about the sun is a year. In the current era, it has its progress tracked by atomic clocks, the principles of which is founded upon the periodic motion of subatomic particles. I recall learning at one point in school that the relevant international standard is based on energy transitions of a particular isotope of caesium, and identifying over nine billion periods of its radiation as one second.

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