Monthly Archives: November 2011

Voting Systems: Why Civics Is Important

TL;DR: Here are some entertaining, easy-to-understand videos explaining the fundamental flaws and relative merits of different voting systems. Update: See also this video on the best voting system for simple…TL;DR: Here are some entertaining, easy-to-understand videos explaining the fundamental flaws … Continue reading

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How And Why To Bring Back The Border On The Firefox 8 Reload Button

TL;DR: Install this userstyle. After about a week of delay (not bad), Gentoo Unstable finally offered up Firefox 8 and, much to my dismay, the removal of the border on…TL;DR: Install this userstyle. After about a week of delay (not … Continue reading

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On Bureaucracy And Giant, Killer Rabbits

I know I’m rather late to the party, on this point, but it occurs to me that there’s one very under-explored way to look at the problems of bureaucratic structures:…I know I’m rather late to the party, on this point, … Continue reading

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My impressions of Fat-Free Framework for PHP

After wasting far too much time trying to rebase my Gender-Bending Fiction Index on top of CakePHP, I decided that I’d give it one more try before consigning it to…After wasting far too much time trying to rebase my Gender-Bending … Continue reading

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Bypassing Google Tracking Redirects with HTTPS Everywhere

tl;dr Install this custom HTTPS Everywhere rule. If there’s one thing you can set your watch by these days, it seems to be Google’s dedication to making it as difficult…tl;dr Install this custom HTTPS Everywhere rule. If there’s one thing … Continue reading

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Learning French: A Brief Comment on Noun Engenderment

I’ve always felt that engendering nouns in a language when they don’t inherently have gender is a mistake. Partly because I suspect it taints one’s perception of the world, given…I’ve always felt that engendering nouns in a language when they … Continue reading

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Killing Google Instant (November 3rd, 2011 edition)

This morning, I woke up to find that Google had made another change which broke my solution for disabling Google Instant badly enough for Firefox to give me a blank…This morning, I woke up to find that Google had made … Continue reading

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