Blog: 2008

These are the 177 blog posts for 2008. There is also a complete archive.

December 2008

Wed 31:

Structure Synth and Sunflow   #art #graphics #math

Tue 30:

PyCon double-talk   #gatherings #pycon

Sun 28:

HP hibernation   #work

Tue 23:

Referrers in iframes   #web

Mon 22:

Newgrange solstice   #places

Snow rules   #boston

Fri 19:

Accidental HTML entities in URLs   #web

Sat 13:

Genetic image evolution   #algorithms #art

Fri 12:

Weather forecasting

Tue 2:

Internet explorer mystery #1376   #javascript #web

November 2008

Sun 30:

Things I don’t like about doctest   #python #testing

Fri 28:

They want Sandy   #business #online #twitter #web

Mon 24:

Print this file, your printer will jam   #debugging #history #printing

Sun 23:

My oldest code still running   #history #printing

Fri 21:

Judge orders five detainees released   #law #politics

Thu 20:

Quick links: Gromit, splitter, typealyzer   #animation #games #language #quick-links

Wed 19:

Pathological backtracking   #python #regex

Tue 18:

Victoria Marcus Olds, 1911–2008   #friends-&-family #obituaries

Presentation tools   #presentations #tools

Wed 12:

Tabblo at the Cambridge Django meetup   #django #gatherings #tabblo

Mon 10:

Us on abcnews.com   #autism #friends-&-family

Wed 5:

President Obama   #politics

Tue 4:

Gear cube   #crafts

Stackoverflow social dynamics   #development #online

October 2008

Wed 29:

The first servers   #history #math

Mon 27:

Tabblo is hiring: web front-end developer   #tabblo

Sat 25:

Funkload ftw   #testing

Animated sorting algorithms   #algorithms

Sun 19:

Authonomy   #books

Python mystery #6237: solved   #python

Tue 14:

Ugly pages   #ads #web

Sat 11:

3 down, 47 to go   #politics #society

Mon 6:

Five thirty eight   #politics

Sun 5:

Aptus 2.0   #math #my-code

Thu 2:

Python registry grepper   #python #windows

Wed 1:

Switching Python versions on windows   #python #windows

September 2008

Sat 27:

A server memory leak   #debugging #django

Fri 26:

Cisco minus t   #funny #web

Tue 23:

Evil apple   #business #mac #phones

Sat 20:

Honda Civic hybrid   #cars

Thu 18:

Competition inside corporations?   #business

Wed 17:

Self-diagnosing software   #coding

Thu 11:

Reductio ad absurdum   #language

Fri 5:

OpenID is too hard   #security #web

Thu 4:

Caches aplenty

Mon 1:

Google chrome   #browsers #google

August 2008

Sun 31:

McCain/Palin   #politics

Sat 30:

Phelps   #sports #swimming

Wed 27:

Channel One and FM radio

Fri 15:

Code déjà vu   #coding

Wed 13:

What is it?

Mon 11:

Obvious next questions   #mac

Sun 10:

Anatomy of a Subway Hack   #boston #security

Sat 9:

Bridges 2008   #art #gatherings #math

git shirts   #git

Wed 6:

Tire gauges   #cars #politics

Sun 3:

Mac keyboard symbols   #mac #ui

Fri 1:

Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press   #history #typography

July 2008

Thu 31:

Date Difference and different dates   #friends-&-family #tools

Fri 25:

Econtalk   #audio #business #politics

Tue 22:

Type cast   #funny #typography

Mon 21:

Pre tags in comments   #site

Sun 20:

On the counter-intuitiveness of speed   #coding

Sat 19:

FirePHP   #debugging #tools

Fri 18:

Personalized videos   #ads

Tue 15:

Database naming   #databases

Sun 13:

Encouragement from unlikely places   #movies

Sat 12:

Gas station tv   #ads #business #cars

Tue 8:

Dealing with parking pigs   #cars

Tue 1:

WALL-E   #animation #movies #reviews

June 2008

Wed 25:

Spore creature creator and steganography   #graphics #security #video-games

Sat 21:

Subversion’s biggest hole   #source-control

Thu 19:

Reporting server reliability   #funny #geeky

Wed 18:

Python import helper   #python

Mon 16:

Iron Man videos   #movies

Biology factoid of the day   #me #science

Sun 15:

Bad web typography: full justify   #typography #web

Sat 14:

Pylint   #linters #python #tools

One of the worst decisions in history   #law #war

Fri 13:

Wordle   #art

Thu 12:

Classic photos in Lego   #lego #photos

Tue 10:

How hot was it?   #boston #printing

Fake web addresses   #movies #networks #reviews

Sat 7:

Photoshop blend mode math   #graphics #math

280slides   #javascript #presentations #programming-languages #tools

Tue 3:

Dealing with experts   #spotted

Sun 1:

Michigan and Florida flap   #politics

May 2008

Sat 31:

I hate browser-scaled images   #web

Tue 27:

I love RadioShack

Mon 26:

Rex Parker does the NYT crossword puzzle   #blogs #obsession #puzzles

Sun 25:

Ratatouille and Pixar technology   #animation #graphics #movies

Sat 24:

Cog 2.1 and newline detection   #cog #python

Thu 22:

Bad web type: georgia’s numerals   #typography #web

Wed 21:

How to apply patches   #how-to #unix

Sat 17:

Max: stop-motion for French, and Apple Boston   #animation #boston #friends-&-family #mac #society

Thu 15:

Water + laptop = ok   #hardware #me

Tue 13:

Blu’s Muto   #animation

Mon 12:

Boy vs. girl   #language #society

Tue 6:

So that happened... (digg, slashdot, and webfaction)   #site

Sat 3:

NeoCube   #art #games #math

Two animations   #animation

Fri 2:

TV and social surplus   #society

Thu 1:

CSS Homer, animated   #css

April 2008

Tue 29:

Homer and Bush in CSS   #art #css

ReactOS   #windows

Mon 28:

Mystery: why no toothpaste?

Thu 24:

Non-transitive dice   #games #math

Sat 19:

Separating sentences   #django #language #python #regex #site

Thu 17:

Command-shift-3   #design #web

Tue 15:

New home page   #design #site

Watchdog.net and EveryBlock   #online #politics

Mon 14:

Pixar and Disney line-up through 2012   #animation #movies

Sat 12:

Fractal cookies   #food #math #video-games

Fri 11:

Wicked hack: Python bytecode tracing   #coverage #python

Thu 10:

Big dog robot and big dog beta   #funny #robots

Wed 9:

The structure of .pyc files   #python

Mon 7:

FontStruct   #typography

Zelda treasure cake   #cakes

Sat 5:

Aptus 1.55 and wx buffered drawing   #help #my-code

Fri 4:

Technology startup process   #business #funny

Thu 3:

Design pranks   #design #funny

March 2008

Sun 30:

Evolutionary ladder   #coding #python

Sat 29:

Aptus 1.5   #art #math #my-code

Fri 28:

Street bag animals   #art

Tue 25:

Baki cake   #cakes

Sun 23:

Active URLs   #web

Reddit’ers at the back of the class   #online

Sat 22:

Keming   #funny #typography

Fri 21:

Is it a cache?   #architecture

Thu 20:

My birth announcement   #design #friends-&-family #me

Tue 18:

Python code complexity micro-tool   #python #tools

Consistent hashing   #algorithms

Mon 17:

PyCon 2008 notes   #gatherings #pycon

Fri 14:

ROFLCon   #gatherings

Thu 13:

The script kiddies that couldn’t shoot straight   #malware #php

Wed 12:

Going to Pycon   #me #pycon

Sun 9:

Doctor Who cake   #cakes

Fri 7:

Space shuttle launch preparation   #site #space

Thu 6:

Pontoon   #books #reviews

Wed 5:

Lorem ipsum   #design #history

Tue 4:

You suck at photoshop   #graphics #online

Sun 2:

Screencasting made... difficult   #ads #google

This bothers me: Saudi Arabia   #politics

February 2008

Wed 27:

Sidney Diane Hussein   #politics

Tue 26:

Python solvers   #algorithms #python

Sun 24:

Brick Fetish   #history #lego

Fysics Phun   #games #science

Sat 23:

Paul is or is not dead   #music #obsession

HistoryShots   #art #blogs #history

Sun 17:

Apache proxy auto-re-loader   #web

Sat 16:

Jenn: visualizing polytopes   #math

Thu 14:

What I wish congress understood   #politics

Mon 11:

Enumerating trees   #math #python

Sat 9:

The googles of the past   #books #boston

The evolution of tech companies’ logos   #design

Tue 5:

Jimiyo fine art sprites   #art #video-games

Sun 3:

Usavich   #animation #japan

Help: Building PIL on Windows (.a ⇒ .dll)?   #help #windows

January 2008

Thu 31:

Darth Nedibat   #me #photos #star-wars

Wed 30:

Truly transparent text with PIL   #graphics #how-to #python

Sun 27:

How to make people feel stupid   #communication #how-to

Thu 24:

Chandler and Python: don’t blame the tools   #osaf #python

Wed 23:

Django people   #django #maps #online

Tue 22:

Software I use   #site #tools

Mon 21:

Cross-site printing?   #malware #printing #security

Sun 20:

Redirects   #php #site #web

Sat 19:

Deadlock in real life   #cars

Fri 18:

Terry Gross and paying customers   #audio #business

Wed 16:

Permalinks, Gravatars and Django   #django #site

Sat 12:

YouTubed Bob debut [u] oy!   #funny #music

Wed 9:

Rsync on Windows disk to disk?   #help #windows

Mon 7:

Bob Staake: Photoshop 3.0   #art #graphics #tools

Sat 5:

How badly can they not get it?   #business

Iowa   #politics

Fri 4:

Mathematically correct lighting   #math

Wed 2:

PyCon?   #pycon

Tue 1:

Peace, stay warm   #friends-&-family #photos