Monthly Archives: August 2012

More rbenv notes

My last post on rbenv mentioned some things you need to do to get ruby to build on Mountain Lion. Here are a few more things. This guy Jacob Swanner didn’t want to use either Xcode or gcc. He just … Continue reading

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rbenv notes

I used to use rvm to manage my ruby environment, but the latest hotness seems to be rbenv. Here are some tips about using it. They’re aimed at me, because by the next time I need to use it, I’ll … Continue reading

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Tab Sweep

Khan Academy launches a program to teach Computer Science. Frank Fleming’s FAQ on Christianity for the unbeliever.

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Sync iOS Calendar with Multiple Google Apps Calendars

In a previous posting, I said I had problems connecting with more than one Google calendar per Google app. I assumed that was a misfeature of the syncing capability of the iOS calendar apps. But I was wrong. The problem … Continue reading

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Syncing Calendars in Mountain Lion

Update: I’ve figured this out. The problem wasn’t with Apple at all. I was wrong to assume it was at their end, and even more wrong to assume the problem would never be fixed due to the poor state of … Continue reading

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Blast From the Past

I found this program called Cathode that does an incredible job of recreating the experience of writing code on a CRT display, ca. 1980–83. Many was the hour I logged on the Lear-Sigler ADM-3A — in those days time was … Continue reading

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Neil Peart Interview

Interesting (but brief) interview with Neil Peart about Clockwork Angels and other topics. …I’m less comfortable in a gregarious social situation, and you can be introverted and still share everything. It just means that you’re guarded. Certainly there is a … Continue reading

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Lit Nights Lead to Dark Days?

Depressed? Turn off the lights and go to sleep. That’s the conclusion of a study recently announced in Time magazine: A study from Ohio State University Medical Center found that hamsters with chronic exposure to dim light at night showed … Continue reading

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“This was not a boating accident!”

…well, actually, it was a boating accident, according to the Anchorage Daily News: Two women are dead after their canoe capsized on Eagle River on Wednesday afternoon, police and fire officials said. They had PFDs and other people were with … Continue reading

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More on Passwords

In my previous entry about passwords, I didn’t say how hard it would be to crack my passwords. Beats me. I didn’t even say how many bits of entropy they represent, which is apparently what all the cool crypto cats … Continue reading

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