Monday, September 13, 2010

Reptile Bob?

Batshit Crazy ..... or *is* it? ;-)

Ruby Quine Globe ... Quobe

"1. Copy one of the above programs as a.rb.

2. Run:

while true; do clear; ruby a.rb | tee b.rb; sleep 1; mv -f b.rb a.rb; done


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ian Piumarta's S3 2008 talk on youTube

YouTube posting of Ian Piumarta's S3 2008 talk on simplicity and everything in 20k lines :)
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Successful LISP

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Converting LyX Documents to Word

Grab the Physics Thesis Template (zip file); read the ReadMeFirst.pdf contained therein.

tex4ht is the key :)

Export to HTML (NOT HTML (Word))

Open converted html document in Word

Save as a .doc file

Do special stuff if there are any graphics files linked in the document (must be saved into the document itself) - see the ReadMeFirst.pdf instructions.

Suggested alternative: to convert online (result emailed to you) - less secure of course - don't send your top-secret stuff thru this :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Khan Academy

This is so kewl!

Thanks to Dave and Ravi for pointing this out to me :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Computer Programming Stupidity

A Sample:
Me: "What compiler do you use?"
Him: "Well, Qbasic is my favorite."
Me: "Nobody over the age of eight uses QBasic for serious purposes."
Him: "But they made windows with QBasic."

Some of these are pretty funny IMO :)

Homemade Conductive Play Dough (Doh?)

Mmmm.... squishy circuits :)