I went ahead and tried installing my own server to run a pod for the distributed open source social network, Diaspora*. The installation went fine according to the instructions (Installing and running Diaspora) until the part where I say bundle install –without development test And Debian says: Fetching source index for http://rubygems.org/ Killed
I got fed up with not having a decent place to chat with random colleagues and such, who don’t always have access to the same servers and accounts as I do. A quick search on the web revealed no sensible service well suited to copy and pasting code, which is the number one reason I… Continue reading PHP Chat server in 2.5Kb
Some time ago I wrote on the Arduino forums asking for help (read: “Could someone do this for me?”) with a PCB design. Unsurprisingly, no-one offered their time and effort to design the PCB for me. So, in the end, I just had to learn to use Eagle myself. The project I was working on… Continue reading Arduino GLCD shield PCB
And another thing that I need to do so rarely that I have to look it up every single time: How do you SVN ignore a single file? The obvious thing to do would be: # cd config # svn propset svn:ignore settings.php .. but that just doesn’t work. The trick is to cd ..… Continue reading SVN ignore a single file
Newer versions (since 9.6.1, it seems) of BBEdit and TextWrangler for Mac OS X have changed the way the Open File dialogue responds to pressing the Enter key. Pressing Enter on a highlighted directory used to open that directory in the dialogue window, but now it opens a new File Browser instead. Since I prefer… Continue reading BBEdit / TextWrangler Open dialogue settings
I finally got around to writing down what little I know about solving the cube. The results can be found here: xird.fi/cube.
Correctly spelling English is horribly difficult when compared to almost any other language. Due to the long history of the language with no real attempts to control the way the language has evolved, English spelling is riddled with exceptions, inconsistencies and arbitrary assignments of letter combinations to sounds. A more phonetic spelling would have many… Continue reading Proposal for an English language spelling reform
I’m just posting this here so that I know where to look the next time I need to check one of these terms: Finnish English What is it? Keskiluku Average “the top level concept” Keskiarvo Mean “total divived by number” Mediaani Median “the one in the middle” Moodi Mode “the most common value”