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Inns and Cathedrals added to the tile counter

The Carcassonne tile counter I made a year ago has now been extended with tiles from the Inns and Cathedrals extension: Tile counter incl. Inns and Cathedrals.

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Wooden Tsuro tiles

Well, plywood, really. With printed paper glued on top to make the paths. What I actually want is a set of tiles where the paths and the background are made of different coloured wood veneer, but that would require investing … Continue reading

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The number of uses of the word “fuck” in Tim Minchin’s “The Pope Song”

This is a breakdown of how many times Tim Minchin uses the word “fuck” or some derivative thereof during the performance of “The Pope Song”, as performed in the Royal Albert Hall with The Heritage Orchestra. The lyrics have 454 … Continue reading

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Carcassonne tile counter

While playing Carcassonne this Christmas, the discussion turned towards optimal playing, and how that would require memorizing the distribution of different tiles in the deck, as well as keeping in mind which tiles have already been played. We thought that … Continue reading

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite phones home

After OS X 10.10 Yosemite came out, a lot of people noticed the OS sending private information to Apple’s servers without the user’s consent. I haven’t updated to Yosemite yet, and I might not update at all, largely because of … Continue reading

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Whiskygate

This has been discussed online at length, so I won’t go into details. In short, Finland’s State Regional Administration Agency (Avi) told the organizers of the “Beer and Whisky Expo” that if Google searches for “whisky” return links to their … Continue reading

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Pepakura Iron Man helmet – Part 4

Continued from part 3 Day 16 Is there no end to the filling and sanding?

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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 … Continue reading

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Launching Newsbeuter from the Dock

There are plenty of RSS readers out there, but I just found one that fits my minimalistic CLI needs like a glove: Newsbeuter. It’s available for OS X via Homebrew (as well as multiple flavours of Linux). Installing Newsbeuter wasn’t … Continue reading

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Creating Drupal 7 nodes with PHP via the restws API

Drupal 8 has a built-in REST API that allows programmatical access to all the entities on a site. Similar functionality has been implemented for Drupal 7, in the RESTful Web Services (restws) module. In project I’m working on, in preparation … Continue reading

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