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how to think like a programmer if all you know is cooking

So, not many people understand programming. Here's a funny/interesting way to describe programming in terms of cooking. I like it.

Similarly, I once heard an analogy about asking a software engineer to build a bridge from San Francisco to Hawaii. A software engineer would say "no problem" and then do:


while (notInHawaii) {
buildbridge();
}

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Photos from Bachelor's Weekend in New York

This past weekend I went to New York for a bachelor's weekend for my friend Marty. We're all hip progressive guys but we're still men so on Saturday night we went to a strip club:

(photos after the break)

Just kidding. But we did go to Smoke in Harlem where we got a photo of Marty and "Dr. Lonnie Smith".

Also, my friend the "blogged" about it on his non blog. Looks a lot like blogging to me. Welcome, to 2003, T.

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January Drupal Download Statistics

Well, after looking at Octobers drupal download data and then losing the data for November and December due to unintended consequences of some configuration changes...here is January's data:

Most Popular Modules for January - Overall

These are the most popular across all versions of drupal (e.g. aggregated 4.6, 4.7, and 5.x versions together) so it's somewhat unfairly weighted to the old modules.

Much like previous months - people love images and wysiwyg (images being gallery/image/imce and wysiwyg being imce/tinymce/fckeditor).

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Energy Consumption in our House

I just tabulated (and published) our history of bills from Xcel Energy for the last 12 months. I used google spreadsheets just to try it out and it's pretty neat. The "publish" feature makes it easy to share the thing, the I wish it would also give a "download in ODS, XLS, RTF, CSV format" link.

A couple interesting things to note:

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Boulder County Cars in the Parking Lot Next Door

Boulder is a hippy town. They seem to have a fleet of cars for some of their city employees like for driving somewhere to do maintenance or look at something.

What kinds of cars are they? Governments need to get a good value for their money, and they need to buy cars consistent with the values of their constituents. For Boulder this means:

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SVN Status Code Cheat Sheet

Here's a handy little "cheat sheet" that tells you what all the SVN status codes mean. I was tired of doing

svn status

? files/small.txt
? files/small_0.txt
M boards/phorum/cache
M boards/phorum/include/db/config.php

man svn

So I made this simple little sheet. Print it out. Stick it on the wall. In a month, you know the codes and throw it away (or better yet, give it to your friend who is learning SVN).

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