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{ Monthly Archives } May 2008

Reinventing the Wheel: How to Average Numbers

Other the past week I’ve been writing some code for work that has to happen periodically and then re-schedule itself so it can happen again. We never want two of this process running, and we want the process to automagically expand its time window if it takes longer than we think it should, because arbitrary […]

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Getting TracRedirect to work with Trac 0.11rc1

I’m a big fan of Trac, and I use it for project management when I’m given the choice. It has a few issues, but nothing a little plugin magic can’t fix. On of my favorite plugins is TracRedirect, which allows me to make one page point to another and make the browser redirect there, so […]


CCTV Music Video

The Get Out Clause is (apparently; I’d never heard of them before) a band in Manchester. They have no contract, and no money to put together a music video. But what they do have is time and a pretty good song. So they sung their song in front of lots of CCTVs and then requested […]


Heads In The Sand Review

There are already approximately seventeen million reviews of Matthew Yglesias’ new book, Heads in the Sand, so I figured one more wouldn’t hurt. Yglesias is one of my must-read bloggers; when I’m behind a few days, I’ll plow through his feed first because he makes great points, ties it into the larger picture, and doesn’t […]

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