by simon baird
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
"how do you get money to do what you love? you don't. right? i lost a shit load of money when i started doing what i loved. what you do is you position yourself to succeed. so for example, if you're doing something else and you want to do this thing you love, you do it after hours. you work nine to six, you get home, you kiss the dog and you go to town. right? i mean you start building your equity and your brand and whatever you're trying to accomplish. after hours. everybody has time. stop watching fucking lost... so, you know what i mean? if you want this, if you want bling bling, if you want to buy the jets, if you want to do shit? work. that's how you get it"
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
i'm a mac ads us version (part 1)
i'm a mac ads us version (part 2)
but for some reason i never knew they made UK versions:
i'm a mac ads uk version with mitchell and webb
these are new:
i'm a pc 1
i'm a pc 2
i'm a pc 3
these are just... weird (gates and seinfeld):
Friday, September 19, 2008
~> python Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Jul 31 2008, 23:17:40) [GCC 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> a =  >>> a = 'foo' # FAIL! Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> IndexError: list assignment index out of range >>> ~> irb irb(main):001:0> a =  =>  irb(main):002:0> a = 'foo' => "foo" irb(main):003:0> a = 'bar' # for extra credit... => "bar" irb(main):004:0> a => ["foo", nil, nil, nil, nil, "bar"] irb(main):005:0> exit ~>
I think that this speaks for itself, don't you... :)
(It's late on Friday afternoon. I'm procrastinating...)
(Yes I know I can use a.append('foo'). But this did come up in a real world scenario where append wasn't quite what I wanted).
Check the comments for some discussion...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
this is cool. it's a flash game. kinda like lego zombies.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
(you have to start at the bottom and read upwards)
Disclaimer: I'm no physicist. But I watched this on SBS.
Update: Actually the standard model predicts the Higgs particle, so the above isn't exactly right semantically. But you get the idea.
Update 2: There is a live webcast starting at this time (5pm here).
Update 3: It might take a few weeks or months before they get that thing fully cranked. Today I believe they're just taking it for a little spin around the block in first gear.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Put 100 spaces at the end of the line so that the | command works
Move to the column you want
Delete all those extra spaces and insert something
2. Suppose you wanted to record that as a macro so you could do it many times:
To record a macro in the q register:
Run it once
Run it 10 times
i've rambled before about technology giving god-like powers. arthur c clarke once said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. how far back in time would you have to go before each of these was indistinguishable from magic? discuss in the form of an essay:
- box of matches
- nikko pen/sharpie
- google maps
- ipod shuffle
- iphone 3G
- teleporter machine