The Price of Cheap Labor
The strange entries I've found over the past two weeks I've been
researching a large database are innumerable.
Some addresses, like Wastington, DC are simply annoying,
while others, like Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 United States, are
It's clear to me that the database has been populated by the massive
application of a cheap labor force.
This is happening all too often, and I think it is a mistake.
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I always admired the pilots of the two
PZL M18B "Dromader"
fire-fighting airplanes that were stationed in Cephallonia's airport.
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HP-200LX Remote Control Hacks
All my friends know that for the past 15 years I've been semi-attached
(recently updated to a 200LX)
for my personal information management and many other tasks.
The device is extremely versatile, sturdy, and flexible.
Amazingly, after so many years of hard daily use, I still find new
applications for it.
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Applied Code Reading: GNU Plotutils
Robert, a UMLGraph user sent me an email
describing a problem with the
SVG output on Firefox.
I firmly believe that
code reading is a lot
easier than many think:
one can easily fix most software problems without detailed knowledge
of the underlying system.
I therefore decided to practice what I preach.
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How to Create a Self-Referential Tweet
Yesterday Mark Reid
create a self-referential tweet (one that links to itself).
clarified that the
tweet should contain in its text its own identifier
(the number after "/status/" bit should be its own URL).
I decided to take up the challenge
("in order to learn a bit about the Twitter API" was my excuse),
and a few hours later I won the game by posting the first
Here is how I did it.
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