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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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USB RFID Reader on Linux: Proof of Concept

This morning, I realized that I’d never really done anything with the cheap Chinese USB RFID reader I picked up ages ago, so I decided to whip up a little…This morning, I realized that I’d never really done anything with … Continue reading

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Useful Info On Win16-Targeting Compilers… And a List of DOS/Win16 Resources

Updated 2019-01-11: Added link to tutorial and documentation for Watcom’s wmake makefile dialect. See Also: Resources for Reverse-Engineering 16-bit Applications for DOS and Win16 debuggers. While I was poking around…Updated 2019-01-11: Added link to tutorial and documentation for Watcom’s wmake … Continue reading

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Disabling Controller Paks in Mupen64Plus Without a GUI

If you have a Retrode and a copy of Chameleon Twist and you tried to play your dumped game in Mupen64Plus, you may have gotten stuck at this screen on…If you have a Retrode and a copy of Chameleon Twist … Continue reading

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