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Free Installer Creators for All Eras

Since my list of installer-construction resources has grown so huge, I thought I’d move it out of my list of DOS/Win16 programming resources into its own post. After all, it…Since my list of installer-construction resources has grown so huge, I … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Needless Gender Confusion

Needless Gender Confusion by Sarah1281 This is another crackfic oneshot, because I still haven’t had time to take notes on anything longer… specifically, it’s a Naruto oneshot which was probably…Needless Gender Confusion by Sarah1281 This is another crackfic oneshot, because … Continue reading

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Designing a Better Rating Widget

After writing my previous blog post about calculating an average rating properly, it occurred to me that I’ve never really explained my views on rating systems and their relative merits….After writing my previous blog post about calculating an average rating … Continue reading

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Calculating and Sorting by Average Ratings: A Literature Review for the Lazy

TL;DR: Read Bayesian ranking of items with up and downvotes or 5 star ratings by Jules Jacobs. I’ll get back to you on how to tune the priors and utility…TL;DR: Read Bayesian ranking of items with up and downvotes or … Continue reading

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Sneaking Around The Urge to Procrastinate

About four years ago, I wrote about an epiphany I had while learning Prolog. Well, now I’m learning Free Pascal as a more typesafe alternative to C for programming my…About four years ago, I wrote about an epiphany I had … Continue reading

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Beautiful Songs About Heartbreak and Regret

A couple of months ago, I ran across the Pentatonix cover of Hallelujah. It’s a beautiful rendition… except for one problem which really got under my skin: The lyrics are…A couple of months ago, I ran across the Pentatonix cover … Continue reading

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Tip: Removing Stickers (And Marker) From A Book

Updated 2017-12-22: Added mention of lighter fluid’s use in lifting marker ink that doesn’t respond to isopropyl alcohol. Here’s a little trick I picked up after watching a store clerk…Updated 2017-12-22: Added mention of lighter fluid’s use in lifting marker … Continue reading

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