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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:08

Searching a load of stuff

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I have 174 rows of products to look up prices for, and they're not all available on the same site, so we're Googling.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 20:55

Bash and fax machines

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We have a fax number. Antiquated, yes. I'd rather not deal with it.

An interesting post on /r/Ubuntu today: "Update your "Eject" package. Eject could be made to run programs as an administrator."
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

What's up, El Paso?

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For some reason, I seem to be obsessed with the question of where to go out.
Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00

Lazily satisfying my curiosity

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This is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside-down I forgot basic algebra and instead used my 2.2 GHz processor to brute force an answer to a question raised by Facebook. Yay technology!
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Working with three.js

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I once had the task of prepping an HTML newsletter every week. We had a general template, and the weekly content was prepped by a designer in Fireworks, with links and everything already sorted. My task was to insert the generated HTML table into the template and update all the links to append Google tracking code. This used to take me "half of forever" every week, especially since lots of times there would be errors in the newsletter that necessitated starting my whole process from scratch every time. I think it was Fridays.
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00

Optimizing Day-to-Day Procedures With Python

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In every company, there are routine procedures that you have to go through. Opening, closing, inventory, etc. all procedures that don't change, but still need to happen. What most people don't realize is that usually technology can make this process a lot easier. Today's article is about how I used already-existing technology in a business to dramatically speed up their end-of-day process, saving on labor, and keeping people on the sales floor.
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

Better Bowling Statistics

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I started bowling in middle school. Not the most popular sport for a young man to get into, but it was one that I could play with my old man. We joined a "Generation Gap" league and I started bowling every week. I slowly got better, got my technique down, got my own ball and shoes. I've been bowling sporadically ever since. I got another ball when I was 16 or 17: a Brunswick Fury. Fantastic ball; loved it, lost it two years ago.