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End of summer miscellany - All this
None of this stuff warrants a post of its own, but I thought it was all worth a mention.
I finally started using Bartender to organize my menu bar apps. I had…
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yesterday
August 20, 2014: Another D&D Gift
> Sort or filter monsters by name, CR, type, subtype (if any), size, alignment (if any), and whether or not the critter’s got Legendary and/or Lair abilities.
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> You’ll note some monsters appear multiple times. That was because they have more than one subtype or alignment, and I wanted them to appear in both categories should you choose to sort them that way.
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> As before, please feel free to download, to spread the word, whatever. And by all means, if you catch any errors, do let me know.
yesterday
Historic maps in the public domain - Maps and views blog
London indexed in 2 mile hexagons - John Leighton - 1895 - - via -
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yesterday
The Grumpy Economist: Yellen on the poverty of the poor.
interesting speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen The median net worth reported by the bottom fifth of households by income was only $6,400 in 2013. Among this…
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2 days ago
http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2014/09/thirty-years-of-dd/
This may come as an absolute lack of shock to most of you, but growing up, I was not very cool. As proof, allow me to present exhibit A. That’s me on my…
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3 days ago
Stephen @ VIA Rail Fallowfield
Waiting for a train... (@ VIA Rail Fallowfield in Fallowfield, ON)
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3 days ago
Writing to External Commands
> One tool that makes this process easier is :w !cmd, where cmd, is a Unix command. For example, :w !wc will pipe the current buffer to the standard input of wc, giving me a neat character, word, and line count.
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> This works with unsaved buffers, which is perfect for quickly editing pasted text from a document or web page.
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> If you wanted to replace the contents of the current buffer you can use :%. This is a range that expands to 1,$ -- the entire file. You could use this with the indent command to format an entire file: :%!indent, or perhaps :%!gofmt for a Go program.
5 days ago
Stephen @ Union Station
Train to Ottawa for 1d8+2 meetings. (@ Union Station in Toronto, ON)
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5 days ago
Untitled (http://www.ouac.on.ca/docs/stats/ucon/aug14/augprogssuas_cnf_20140806_20130807.pdf)
WOW. System new enrolments from secondary down by 2000. Arts is down 2600. Latter is a 10% decline year-on-year.
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6 days ago
Julian Assange on Snowden parallels, disliking Google, and “inevitable” freedom
It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic. He’s been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than two…
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7 days ago
Path Finder 7
I’ve been a Path Finder user so long I can’t even find my original receipt.1 It’s something I keep open whenever my Mac is on. I still use the Finder but I…
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8 days ago
The Imitation Game - Official UK Teaser Trailer - YouTube
Trailer for Alan Turing story The Imitation Game. Director has signed on to adapt 's Pattern Recognition
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8 days ago
In this Chinese city, phone addicts get their own sidewalk lane
Some places have lanes for bicycles. In China, there's one for smartphone addicts.
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8 days ago
The World Top Incomes Database
(If you're interested in high income concentration, you can access the Paris School of Economics database here: )
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8 days ago
Why the Economic Gender Gap Will Eventually Close - NYTimes.com
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Debates over the supposed differences between men and women are a staple of pop culture. But…
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8 days ago
Vietnam's forgotten Cambodian war - BBC News
On 30 April 1975, the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from Saigon as the tanks of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of…
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8 days ago
http://www.macleans.ca/politics/why-seniors-shouldnt-get-discounts/
Paul Edmondson / Corbis While Travelling in Hungary this past summer with his wife, Ernst Friedel had a revelation. “Anyone 65 and over is allowed to use the…
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9 days ago
http://arokem.github.io/2014/09/05/python-is-still/
In 2012, Jake Vanderplas wrote a blog-post entitled “Why python is the last language you will need to learn” . In the first part of the post, he presented the…
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9 days ago
Hosanna! *More* Graduate Income Data! | HESA
Okay, so I goofed on Tuesday .  Contrary to what I said, Colleges Ontario actually does publish sector-wide data on graduate incomes six months out – they just…
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9 days ago
Ghostbusting Lovecraft
Ghostbusters is the best comedy ever made about the limits of the Lovecraftian worldview. The movie’s back in theaters for its 30th anniversary, and Steph and…
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9 days ago
Cases Filed Against the Government of Canada
Here's a useful archive of all US corp challenges under NAFTA Chpt 11:

1 loss
10 wins
15 cases withdrawn/inactive
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10 days ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/nyregion/a-quest-to-make-a-dungeons-dragons-film-turns-into-a-legal-battle.html
For a certain sort of fan, the crowdfunding pitch was impossible to resist. Here was a chance, it announced, to support a documentary about the immortal saga…
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10 days ago
The Watch Punt – Marco.org
When the iPad was rumored, but before it was unveiled, I worried about how Apple would face an obvious physical challenge that plagued every other prior tablet:…
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10 days ago
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/12/6138497/destiny-review-no-fate
Editor’s Note: Destiny has been repeatedly called … well, it depends on who you ask. Bungie has used terminology from the MMO space to describe their new…
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10 days ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/11087308/Women-strike-back-in-the-video-games-sex-war.html
The gaming industry will have to be become more female-friendly, whether the nerds like it or not Advertisement
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10 days ago
The Burnt World of Athas - Monster Manual Excerpt: Thri-Kreen
Thri-Kreen wander the deserts and savannas of the world, avoiding all other races. Monster Manual The above quote from the new  Monster Manual (Due out…
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10 days ago
Elect Doug Ford 2014
A little bird told me that more is coming to and it isn’t what Doug had in mind.
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10 days ago
Reddit is a failed state
As Reddit trips over itself trying to contain its stolen nude photo problem, CEO Yishan Wong finally addressed the controversy on Saturday by releasing a…
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10 days ago
This is why you never end up hiring good developers
You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You’re looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your…
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10 days ago
dropbox/pyston · GitHub
Pyston 0.2 was released today: (a new Python VM built by some of my colleagues)
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11 days ago
Trans Challenges to the Tech World
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More than most industries, it seems the tech industry as a whole takes steps to be inclusive of LGBT and queer workers. Many large…
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11 days ago
Silicon Valley's Cult of Male Ego
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At this point, it would be abject denial to say that American tech is not broken. Subjectively, in that it contains a culture so repellent…
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11 days ago
Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations
Kids today with their selfies and their Snapchats and their love of literature.
Millennials, like each generation that was young before them, tend to attract…
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11 days ago
Campaign building with the Monster Manual
“This bestiary is for storytellers and world-builders.” – Monster Manual introduction The D&D 5th Ed. Monster Manual releases on September 19th for those stores…
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11 days ago
Clover Developers Blog: How Apple Pay works and why it matters for developers
Background: Clover and First Data (our parent company) have been working with Apple to prepare for the launch of Apple Pay to support developers, merchant…
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11 days ago
An Ansible Tutorial
I'm writing an eBook Servers for Hackers ! Check out the page for more information - it should be out in early September. Ansible is a configuration management…
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11 days ago
Monitoring Processes with Supervisord
I'm writing an eBook Servers for Hackers ! Check out the page for more information - it should be out in early September. As some point you'll likely find…
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11 days ago
How StatsCan Measures Changes in Tuition | HESA
Every September, Statistics Canada publishes data on “average tuition fees”. It’s a standard date on the back-to-school media calendar, where everyone gets to…
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12 days ago
Middle Class Political Economist: Understanding Piketty, part 5 (conclusion)
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century  is the first book to make a data-driven examination of economic inequality. Based on hundreds of years…
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12 days ago
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