This week I saw a few episodes of the cable TV show Hoarders, one of those rare reality TV shows that make you wonder about the human species and whether we can clean up planet earth if we can’t keep ourselves neat and tidy.
Of course, everyone knows someone who is something of a hoarder, for better or worse than those on the TV show, but each of us may have similar tendencies. For anyone who follows the Mincey Clan then you know we have our list of likes and collections, and high on that list is a family love of strange calculators.
There might be some kind of psychological reason for digital hoarding. My Mac is loaded with applications and utilities that would never pass the six month rule my wife uses for clothing (if you haven’t used it in six months, then you probably don’t need it). So it is with the famous Mincey Calculator Collection.
The latest additions to the collection include a number of calculators from Loay Setrak who seems to specialize in calculators most Mac users would, well, never use, but if you need what it calculates then you’ll appreciate the development effort and the crazy low price tag for each one.
Who among the Mac faithful has not drooled a bit over a civil engineering calculator? How else will you know how to figure a pipeline flow rate? What about vehicle stopping distance? You can’t figure those things off the top of your hat, but the Civil Engineering calculator than do that and more.
Concrete slab maximum wall load? Got it.
Who among the Mac faithful hasn’t wonder how to finish a project– work or personal– without an Electrical Engineering calculator?
Do you think you can figure the 8051 PIC Microcontroller Time Delay without a corresponding calculator?
It’s all there in the Electrical Engineering Calculator, but there’s more. Setrak’s collection includes a Mechanical Engineering Calculator, a standard Engineering Calculator, and with just a few clicks you’ll see how extensive this calculator app collection truly is. Not only will you find– with a click– a Physics Calculator, a Banking Finance Calculator, and a Geometry Calculator, there’s one you didn’t expect but probably can find 99-cents to purchase.
Yep. That’s it. A Bra Size Calculator.
And this isn’t just any old bra size, either. It can calculate bra size for the U.S., the U.K., the E.U., France and Spain (which somehow are different than the rest of Europe), Japan and Australia.
That’s definitely a Mac app that’s more of a conversation topic than a calculator that can do ultimate tensile stress or compute the screw thread shear.