Monthly Archives: May 2011

Arsenic-Based Life Controversy Keeps Bubbling

That controversy about arsenic-based life that I blogged (on my other blog) back in December is still cooking. I don’t read Science so I had to learn about it in Ars Technia: The authors have stuck to their guns, but … Continue reading

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Ruby 1.9 – Current Directory Not in RUBYLIB by default

For the most part, moving to Ruby 1.9 was pretty simple (apart from the FasterCSV issue). Today I stumbled on another problem, though: the current directory isn’t in your RUBYLIB path by default. Well.

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Angry Birds And Star Wars

Cute mash-ups of Angry Birds and Star Wars. Here’s an example: Bite.ca | Angry Birds And Star Wars.

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Pivot Tables in Google Docs

This is amazing. I used to use Pivot Tables on a daily basis, but the last two versions of Excel have made them inexplicable to me. These days, if I need a Pivot Table, I save the spreadsheet table as … Continue reading

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Captain Jack Sparrow

Here’s a funny song. Strong (NSFW) language warning, though: Kudus: Megan McArdle.

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