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Inklings in July 2010

t - iamamiwhoami

This is brilliant! I love the incessant base. The video might look a touch NSFW, but don’t worry, you don’t actually see anything, so as long as nobody’s offended by silhouettes of the female form, should be safe. The video looks to have been sponsored by the Ministry of Silly Walks. :-)

Commit Message Generator

:-D

Zig & Zag - Sabotage

Zig and Zag do The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” in the style of Elvis Presley. You might only get this if you’re Irish or British, but if you do, it’s brilliant!

Firefly Intro… The Awesome Edition

What the intro for Firefly would have been if it’d been made in the 80s. Needs more Jewel Staite.

How facts backfire - The Boston Globe

“The general idea is that it’s absolutely threatening to admit you’re wrong,” says political scientist Brendan Nyhan, the lead researcher on the Michigan study. The phenomenon—known as “backfire”—is “a natural defense mechanism to avoid that cognitive dissonance.”

Reyn Ouwehand performs Martin Galway's theme from Wizball

I was sure I’d posted this up before!

gevent 0.13.0 released

I’ll probably be submitting a PR to update the corresponding FreeBSD port over the weekend while I’m at Pycon Ireland. I may request it be forked into two ports based on the changelog, but haven’t decided just yet.

Confirmation bias in science: how to avoid it

How scientists avoid confirmation bias.

Tagging cache keys for O(1) batch invalidation

What are the lesser known but cool data structures ? - Stack Overflow

The answers are a fantastic list of interesting and useful datastructures.

NSTX (IP-over-DNS) HOWTO

This would have been useful at the weekend: DNS worked just fine, but any other connectivity in the hotel I was staying in was rubbish.

The Chipophone

A homemade synth designed especially for playing chiptunes with, installed within an old organ. Nerdgasmic!

Qt Labs Blogs ยป The Qt Web Runtime journey begins

A way to build widgets for Maemo/MeeGo in JavaScript on top of Webkit and Qt. Nice! But very beta right now.

Widget Packaging and Configuration

The spec that Qt Web Runtime is built on top of. This defines how you actually create widgets.

KORG monotron Song (finger & stylus)

The Monotron is a tiny analogue synth with a ribbon keyboard. It’s so small, it’ll fit in your hand!

Update (July 28th): Ordered two from Thomann, one for myself and one for Niall. They’re tiny and cheap as chips, so I figure, what’s the harm? I’m also getting myself a Kaoss Pad while I’m at it: I’ve been dithering about getting one for ages, so I figure I’d might as well take the plunge.

Daring Fireball: An Improved Liberal, Accurate Regex Pattern for Matching URLs

A free book on probability and statistics with R

I’ve been looking for a decent book on R for a while. I might not do an awful lot of data wrangling, but I’d like to have a sharp tool in reserve for when I do. This looks quite accessible for somebody with a tiny brain like myself.