Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tech Links – May 29

Three open-source Python shells. Don’t catch Exceptions. I must have known why I always do rescue => boom to catch exceptions. The reason is that Ruby makes that shorthand for rescue StandardError => boom. Nifty. libgrader: find quality gems for … Continue reading

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Tech Links

Simple Audio Conversion with FFMpeg. Is that still a thing? I can’t keep up with all the forks. On-demand System Tray. I can’t stand the Unity Panel. Give me back my WindowMaker. (Like that’s going to happen. Even MacOSX is … Continue reading

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You’ll Put Your Eye Out

Boy Scouts Can’t Squirt Squirt-Guns at Each Other.

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Miscellany

10 Things Google Knows to Be True. Educators have a name for question stems. I never knew what they were called. The IRS caves in a bogus forfeiture case. That whole concept is (literally) medieval and needs to be found … Continue reading

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Drawing Software for Windows

Serif is still making software. I got a copy of their drawing program back in 1992. I used to like Xara too, but their Windows line is so fragmented I wouldn’t know what to buy anymore. I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Setup (Continued)

I’m moving from a Mac to a Windows PC at work, and I’ve been blogging some of the things I’m doing to set up my computer. There’s two things I wish I could just set up: rsync and a decent command … Continue reading

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Mosquitos

The state bird of Alaska, profiled in the Alaska Dispatch News: there are about 17.5 trillion of them. Read the whole article to find the answer to the question: Is the biomass of mosquitoes on the North Slope larger than … Continue reading

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Windows PC Start-up List

Download a copy of PC-Decrapifier (or Decrap) and Should I Remove It. (You’ll need to get other things from Ninite (below) but start by getting Revo Uninstaller in case you’re having trouble decrapifying something.) Product Key Finder by Magical Jellybean. … Continue reading

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Baltimore

Of Course Democrats Deserve the Blame for What’s Happening in Baltimore. Yes. Next question.

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