Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How wide is the Earth, anyway?
A: If you are asking about circumference (the size of belt Earth would need to secure trousers), the answer is 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km). If, on the other hand, you are asking about the distance of a line through the Equator (i.e., its diameter), the answer is approximately 8,000 miles.

Q: What about the moth?
A: Same.

Q: How do you expect people to take E.W.M. seriously when you used to post badly drawn, humorless comics every couple of days years?
A: This is a serious3 question, and it deserves a serious2 answer.

Q: What do you have to say about object-oriented ontology?
A: An object-ionable question, or, put another way, What sort of object would ask such a thing? Answers to questions always risk seeming to be reductions.

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Jules Marey's Pelican, followed closely by What's Eating Gilbert Grape?.

Marey's Pelican

Q: On Monday, November 5, 2007, you posted an entry titled "Blog Melt." Only it wasn't the sort of Earth Wide Moth entry readers are accustomed to finding. It was clear something had gone terribly wrong with the main template for your blog. What happened on that sad, historic day for E.W.M. readers?
A: I don't know. One minute I was tinkering around with the templates. On Tuesday morning--the next morning, I found the main index template was ruined. It was a half-deleted carcass of its former self, as if eaten by the quirky MT4 installation. You can imagine my shock. I immediately went about creating a new and improved template.

Q: Do you recommend the Fitbit?
A: Yes. Because of it, I always take the stairs.

Q: How is this F.A.Q. organized? Should it be read in any particular order?
A: Unordered list.

Q: Do you have any questions for me?
A: Can you explain "metaphysics of presence" in 140 characters?

Q: Your dissertation was about clouds, graphs, and maps. Are you more of a watcher of formations, a plotter of points, or a charter of terrains?
A: I am sorry for answering the question with a question, but how can you get anywhere without all three of these? They are required for traveling.

Q: Are you working on a book?
A: I am. Proposal first.

Q: What's the matter?
A: Nothing.