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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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Week numbering

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pythagoras calculator

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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, ‘=’) // … Continue reading

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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.

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