it's my (old) blog

by simon baird

Monday, November 22, 2010

A fork appears in the road...

This blog is closing down.

[Pause for gasps and murmurs].

Dry your eyes internet. I would not leave you out in the cold like that!

I am splitting this blog into two blogs. Like a primordial amoeba. What was one is now two.

Blog #1:
Bookmark or subscribe to this for my pointless photos, sporadic musings and occasional half-hearted music review.

Blog #2:
Bookmark or subscribe to this for posts about programming, code snippets and other geek stuff.
(Ps, sorry about the recycled content. Just needed something to kick start things over there).

Now you must choose. The left path or the right. Or you could follow both, like some kind of bad Harry Potter plot device. (Or you could find a bus and get the hell out of here).

Now, if you please, I would like to take a moment to fondly remember...

"it's my blog"
13 Sep, 2005 - 22 Nov, 2010

And don't forget, you can come back any time to browse the archives and relive some of those sweet memories. (I know that's what I will be doing).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

do you guys know about die antwoord?

kind of like a next level south african ali-g

perhaps boing boing get credit for introducing them to the world. at that point no-one really knew they were "fake"

here is an awesome yolandi halloween costume...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

hamrbl - a cute haml hack to let you write ruby with python-esque whitespace

Did you ever wish your code looked more like your haml?

Did you ever wonder what ruby would be like with python style significant whitespace?

Without further ado, I present hamrbl.rb

Surprisingly the syntax highlighting works fine in vim and github. :)

Disclaimer: just for fun... this is (almost certainly) a gross misuse of the wonderful haml

include_and_extend method for ruby, experiments with modules

As a followup to this post and inspired again by this wycats post, here is some more experimentation with extend and include in ruby, culminating in an include_and_extend method, (which I'm not suggesting is a particularly good idea), but it does work...

Monday, November 15, 2010

video test

(it's kyu. i skipped you ahead to the part where they start rocking out on the floor tom)