Welcome to my random tilde home

Randomness is great! To celebrate this, each time I remember, that this site exists, I will drop something random here.

♡ Infinite Monkey Theorem

The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

♡ 14 is not a random number

This seems to be kind of a running gag in the arch linux community. Unfortunatly the link to the original forum thread is dead, so I can't tell more about it.

♡ This is how randomness sounds like


# start outputting random magic
cat /dev/urandom| padsp tee /dev/audio > /dev/null &
sleep 0.5

# get stream index
streamid=`pacmd list-sink-inputs | grep -E '(index|client.*OSS)' \
          | grep client -B 1 | head -n1 | awk '{print $2}'`

# now record the fary dust for 5 seconds
parecord -r random.wav --monitor-stream $streamid &
sleep 5

# kill record
kill $recpid $padpid

♡ 42 Bytes of randomness

$ dd if=/dev/urandom bs=42 count=1
±zÇ2C¦&yÇH¤Æ‘1¥¥Ú”p1î•à¤Ž˜…AW;7	©}×Öôo¢Š