Monthly Archives: November 2007

Break do list

Still some work to do this semester, but I’m already thinking about the break. We aren’t traveling, so I’ll be able to knock a few things off the do list. Such as: start running seriously again develop accessibility testing protocol … Continue reading

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Columbian expedition

Erin and Madelyn and I made the short trip to Columbia, Mizzourah last weekend to hang out with Jeff, Jenny, and Vered. With two kids and crummy weather, we didn’t get out much. Besides, there was plenty of football to … Continue reading

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Odds and ends Wednesday

I have been grading; the last big push of the year. More on that in a separate post. (updated to add link Erin and I worked on the house quite a bit the past few days while the weather cooperated … Continue reading

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Unixtrix: Word frequency in plaintext

perl -pe “tr/[A-Z]/[a-z]/; s/[\!\/\[\];?\’\”,\-\$\.\(\)]/ /gs; s/ +/\n/g;” < sotu2007.text | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr > sotu2007freq.text Context: David Banash and I wanted to see what issues are on the radar at WIU, based on the content of … Continue reading

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Mac back

Our wayward Power Mac G5/2.5GHz returned to us yesterday morning, about six weeks after it failed catastrophically. So far so good; we’ve been synching our digital camera, getting caught up with our checkbook, etc. About five days after we delivered … Continue reading

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Unixtrix: calculate size of all files of given extension

find . -name “*.AVI” -print0 | xargs -0 du -ch Context: cleaning up Erin’s Mac (more on that soon), I want to find out how much space is taken up by iPhoto movie files. iPhoto has crappy search features (read: … Continue reading

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Give one, get one

We signed up for the give one, get one program from One Laptop per Child. $423 including shipping. I can’t wait to get my hands on this sucker. Yes, Madelyn gets to play, too, but Daddy gets to test-drive it … Continue reading

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I need YOUR help

About three months ago Madelyn got a pair of hand-me-down boots with Dora the Explorer on the side. “Dora!” she immediately squealed. Huh? We had no Dora objects in the house, no TV, and Madelyn hadn’t started attending preschool yet. … Continue reading

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YA stupid email disclaimer

From TIAA-CREF: This message, including any attachments, contains confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose, and is protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all … Continue reading

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Coffee or tea? Coffee. Grade with pen or pencil? Pencil. Oil-based or latex? Latex. Cardio or strength training? Cardio. Mac or Windows? Linux. Jacket or suit? Suit. Pie or cake? Pie. Run/bike with or against traffic? With. Boxers or briefs? … Continue reading

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