Monthly Archives: May 2010

Where To Find A (Physical) Map of Brisbane

A quick one for today: I wanted a fold-out map of greater Brisbane which was detailed enough to be able to see individual suburban roads. I didn’t need every road to be labelled, just to be shown. Of course the … Continue reading

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What If: Trivia Show Software

Earlier this year I was involved in hosting a kind of trivia evening. In order to make things more exciting, each round was worth more points than the previous. The evening was a huge success, but since there were about … Continue reading

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Mercurial Woes

Introduction I mentioned previously that the Trosnoth programmers have been looking at migrating from subversion to mercurial for source control. I took it upon myself to convert the subversion history to mercurial history as seamlessly as possible. Here I document … Continue reading

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HATE: Python-based Terminal Emulator

Introduction A while ago I came across a terminal emulator called HATE: the High Availability Terminal Emulator. The original idea was for it to be a terminal emulator that could survive X crashing, but what caught my eye was the … Continue reading

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Pyj: Experimenting with Code Design

Introduction A few weeks ago I proposed a new concept for not-quite-OO programming. Recently I’ve been working on turning this into a reality. I haven’t written a new programming language. Rather, I’ve extended Python using import hooks. I’ve called this … Continue reading

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