Category Archives: long

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Ubuntu on a ThinkPad Helix (x86 Tablet/Convertible)

I’m looking for a new tablet. Over the past few days I’ve had the chance to play around with a ThinkPad Helix. The Helix comes with Windows 8, but naturally, I installed Ubuntu to see how it works on a touch device. Here are my findings. Continue reading

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Issue Tracker Gamification

I’ve been playing with habitrpg, which gamifies habit-setting. You have a little character with experience points, hit points and gold pieces. You earn experience and gold for achieving your habit goals. You lose hit points for failing to achieve goals. … Continue reading

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One-off Biphasic Sleep Experiment

In this article I document my recent experience of one night of biphasic sleep in order to complete a project. Background I’ve read a number of articles about biphasic sleep, some claiming (a) that it can be used to achieve … Continue reading

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Crazy Idea: Chatting to Your Programming Language

What Is This? Today I’m writing about the embryo of a crazy idea I’ve had. It hasn’t yet passed the tests of usefulness and feasibility. I can’t yet clearly visualise what the implementation of the idea looks like. I’m writing … Continue reading

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Flowchart Python

Introduction In 2006, I created Flowchart Python, a Python-based language that uses a flowchart for high-level language structure. I released it on pygame.org. A workmate was recently searching for something related to Python and flowcharts, and stumbled across my project. … Continue reading

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