There are a number of public holidays in Finland, many of which are paid vacation days for most people. Some of these holidays are observed on a certain weekday near a calendar date, such as Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day(Thursday), and Midsummer’s Eve(Friday). Other observed Christian holidays are always observed on the weekend, so… Continue reading Finnish public holidays
My worst job ever
I originally wrote this as a comment on the Tested.com Still Untitled episode about worst jobs, and it just seemed postworthy enough to publish here as well. I ended up with my worst job ever after responding to an classifieds ad about “warehouse work”. I had previously worked at an auto parts warehouse driving a… Continue reading My worst job ever
Week numbers are… confusing, to say at the least. There’s no instinctive connection (well, for me) between a date and the corresponding week number. To make matters worse, there are multiple ways of numbering weeks. There’s the ISO-standard way, the way used in northern America, and another way that’s apparently used in the middle east… Continue reading Week numbering
Ubuntu, Apple International English keyboard, and the hash sign
Trying Linux is something I do every few years. That’s to say “Trying desktop Linux”, as I do work with Linux servers all the time. The latest attempt is ongoing right now, with the goal of getting X-Plane to run with a nice multi-display setup (which I’ll undoubtedly write a whole other blog post about).… Continue reading Ubuntu, Apple International English keyboard, and the hash sign
Much like with the resistor calculators, I wasn’t happy with the tools I found on the first page of Google hits. So, here’s my take on an online Pythagorean theorem calculator: Here’s the direct link to the tool. EDIT 2014-02-05: I’ve added a visualization of the triangle after that was suggested in the comments.
The Standard Coffee Mug Dimensions
(Edited on 2014-08-26 to add volume information and additional measurements) Despite all the thing that have been standardized in this day and age, one of our most important tools has so far escaped standardization: The coffee mug. At least I couldn’t find any such standard. Everyone knows what the usual cylindrical coffee mug looks like,… Continue reading The Standard Coffee Mug Dimensions
Drupal 7: Load all terms in a Taxonomy vocabulary
There still isn’t a function for this, and the conditions in taxonomy_term_load_multiple have been deprecated, so an EntityFieldQuery is the only (and recommended) way to do this: $query = new EntityFieldQuery(); $result = $query ->entityCondition(‘entity_type’, ‘taxonomy_term’) ->propertyCondition(‘vid’, 2, ‘=’) // for vocabulary id 2 ->execute(); Not too bad, I guess, but it just feels like… Continue reading Drupal 7: Load all terms in a Taxonomy vocabulary
Rubik’s cube tutorial
I finally got around to writing down what little I know about solving the cube. The results can be found here: xird.fi/cube.