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by coyotebush
Tue May 21, 2013 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1214: "Geoguessr"
Replies: 102
Views: 33650

Re: 1214: "Geoguessr"

25388 points with no external research, just some lucky placements and plenty of persistence (spent just shy of 2 hours, on and off, on this; it's a nice way to play).
http://tinyurl.com/lzbar54
by coyotebush
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: HTML form processing (with PHP?) gives 404
Replies: 2
Views: 2163

Re: HTML form processing (with PHP?) gives 404

It ought to work fine, then, with a GET request instead (<form ... method="get">)
by coyotebush
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does arduino come with the count() function?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Does arduino come with the count() function?

Actually, if your code still looks like that example, it's not storing a string of characters at all, just passing them through to the display one at a time with lcd.write(Serial.read());  So, you could set up logic something like int charactersPrinted = 0; while (Serial.available() > 0) { lcd.write...
by coyotebush
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Does arduino come with the count() function?
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: Does arduino come with the count() function?

The language reference is pretty comprehensive, I think, and no count() function in there.

What would you want such a function to do, though? Determine the length of a string, like the C function strlen()?
by coyotebush
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Pasta with avocado/garlic/lemon, basically this or this. Yum

The recipes' warnings notwithstanding, I'm hoping the rest will work, cold, for lunch tomorrow.
by coyotebush
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

coyotebush wrote:perhaps this, might be in my near future.

And, it is quite tasty. I used plenty of extra garlic and olive oil, added some kale with the mushrooms (which came out crispy), and also had toast on the side.
by coyotebush
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

TIM oatmeal pancakes. Acorn squash stuffed with bulgar, walnuts, mushrooms, raisins, and cottage cheese. It's baking as I type. On two separate whims, I picked up a butternut squash at farmer's market and mushrooms at the store. So something similar, perhaps this , might be in my near future. Or may...
by coyotebush
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Pasta with black beans, garlic and lemon. Plus marinated raw kale and a bit more of that super-local gouda. Pretty tasty.
by coyotebush
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Polenta with fresh tomato and gouda (the latter ingredients both very local -- a nice perk of attending a school with strong agriculture programs).
by coyotebush
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

A few days ago: lentil soup to last the week. So far I've eaten it with toast, toast, rice, and garlic toast.
by coyotebush
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Banana bread.

As usual, not bad for being the result of a half-dozen Internet recipes, averaged. Although I should have used less flour -- it came out relatively dry and kind of bland but for the dried cranberries and chocolate chips :D
by coyotebush
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Burritos with mushrooms, kale, and cheap salsa.
by coyotebush
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Pasta with tomato sauce and plenty of sautéed kale.
by coyotebush
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Now that I'm away from home and sans meal plan, I'm trying to get the hang of cooking most of my own meals. So far, so good.

Tuesday: frittata with black beans
Yesterday: quesadillas
Today: polenta with mushrooms and cheese, from Moosewood
by coyotebush
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Make Apache use Ruby like PHP without Rails?
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: Make Apache use Ruby like PHP without Rails?

mod_rewrite can probably accomplish what you want. Something like: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /some/path RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f # if the requested filename exists neither as a regular file RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d # nor as a directory RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}.erb -f...
by coyotebush
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Oh hey, I fucked up my computer.
Replies: 5
Views: 3521

Re: Oh hey, I fucked up my computer.

Ctrl-Alt-F2 on a graphical *nix system will often get you out of X and into a text console. If I'm understanding correctly, you did that, hard-rebooted, and then started having problems with the BIOS password? If anything, I'd guess the hard reboot could be more damaging than anything in software, b...
by coyotebush
Wed May 30, 2012 1:05 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Thunderbird default web browser on linux
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: Thunderbird default web browser on linux

And then later replaced it with something else, but still keep the old system for back-compatibility. And then don't even use that either... as far as I could tell, in gconf (the older system), I already had Firefox set as the default web browser, and in gsettings (the newer system), there isn't ev...
by coyotebush
Tue May 15, 2012 3:51 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Thunderbird default web browser on linux
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: Thunderbird default web browser on linux

Looks like the browser is chosen based on the mime type handler configured in Preferences > Attachments. On my system that's at its default of 'sensible-browser'. Could yours have a similar setting that indirectly launches Chrome?
by coyotebush
Sat May 12, 2012 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Found zucchini at yesterday's farmer's market, and incorporated them into a pasta sauce tonight.
by coyotebush
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Learning Ability Test (Now Idiot-Proof!)
Replies: 13
Views: 7062

Re: Learning Ability Test

Guess I was #2. Kind of fun.
by coyotebush
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

My first attempt at risotto worked out well. Inspired by recent posts here and carrots in the fridge, I found a carrot+feta recipe, and I needed to go shopping anyway so was able to get needed ingredients (which was basically everything but the carrots...) Yum. Good stuff. update: per Moosewood's su...
by coyotebush
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: A website
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Re: A website

So, you want a domain, control over its DNS, a simple web site and ability to run email/minecraft/whatever servers? I see three hosted services in that equation: domain registrar, DNS host, web host. All of that (plus a lot more) will be provided by any shared web hosting company. In particular, how...
by coyotebush
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163406

Re: Your Schedule

Spring quarter is starting off well with: CPE 357 Systems Programming CPE 315 Computer Architecture MU 221 Jazz Styles BIO 213 Life Science for Engineers BRAE 213 Bioengineering Fundamentals Both CPE classes should be challenging, hopefully in a good way; MU ought to be a bit of fun; and the BIO/BRA...
by coyotebush
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

The sun came out today after all, so in the blender went: 1 large ripe avocado, 1 ripe banana, rice milk for consistency, sugar and jam for flavor. Sipping away at it now. Not bad.
by coyotebush
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Picked up a couple of avocados, of some large variety that apparently is in season in California this time of year, at farmers' market a week or so ago. By today, they were plenty ripe. Yum. I sliced up half of one and ate it with eggs, black beans, and tortillas for breakfast. Most of the remaining...
by coyotebush
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151846

Re: What OS do you use?

Incidentally, OS X, for some time now, has had a (relatively basic) menu-item search integrated into the Help menu.

I've used it approximately once, and can't say I've seen anyone else do so.
by coyotebush
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Considering a small server
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Re: Considering a small server

I can't find many ARM-based boards of similar nature out there. But I might not be looking in the right places. Software support for ARM is not currently as good (e.g. Ubuntu only supports it in a "Technical preview" . Regarding the Mac option, I'm pretty confident I don't need OS X anyway...
by coyotebush
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I need a utility web host for a small website
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: I need a utility web host for a small website

Also, I remember a small hosting company that charged you according to traffic, could anyone remind me the name? NearlyFreeSpecch.NET - they're quite good, and very cheap for low-bandwidth sites. They seem to fit all of your requirements except that they only do very basic domain registration - in ...
by coyotebush
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How much are you paying for books this semester?
Replies: 59
Views: 29515

Re: How much are you paying for books this semester?

6 books in total, plus a clicker and a calculator, all used, for some $191. And I expect I'd be able to sell any of them again for about the same price I paid.

(edit: got a scientific calculator today)
by coyotebush
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Considering a small server
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Considering a small server

So, our organization has been doing fine on cheap shared web hosting for a number of years, but as frustrations pile up (with both the inherent technical limitations and the customer service) those of us responsible are thinking of running our own server locally. The usage needs are fairly lightweig...
by coyotebush
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0987: "Potential"
Replies: 42
Views: 15967

Re: 0987: "Potential"

I read "they complain way more than you do" and could not form a meaningful connection between that concept and the drawing.

"when", that makes more sense. Still, meh.
by coyotebush
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163406

Re: Your Schedule

Winter quarter, first year as a CS major: CPE 225 Intro to Computer Organization (assembly language programming!) ENGL 149 Technical Writing for Engineers PHYS 132 General Physics II (waves, optics, thermodynamics; expensive textbook...) PSY 201 General Psychology HNRS 299 Honors Group Seminar (to a...
by coyotebush
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9990
Views: 2000879

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

This forum site, for one, would seem to be tracking the most recent post I've read per topic. In particular, I can read page 1 of a multi-page thread and have it remain "unread".
by coyotebush
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4781
Views: 940286

Re: Today I Made:

Yesterday, for an apartment building progressive dinner, a nice warming butternut squash/apple soup. I enjoyed some of the leftovers for lunch today.
by coyotebush
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How much are you paying for books this semester?
Replies: 59
Views: 29515

Re: How much are you paying for books this semester?

Two used old editions, one rental (first time trying this), and one workbook.
Total: $129.43
by coyotebush
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163406

Re: Your Schedule

Finally got things ironed out yesterday (second day of classes). I'm a freshman studying Computer Science, and I'm starting with a fair bit of college credit already under my belt. As such, I ended up with: CSC 141 Discrete Structures COMS 101 Public Speaking HNRS 100 Orientation to the University H...
by coyotebush
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 63507

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

But in panel 9 he follows BHG down as the couple behind them reaches the top. Then they seem to be watching the beginning of the mess in the final panel.
by coyotebush
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"
Replies: 285
Views: 63507

Re: 0954: "Chin-Up Bar"

Why did not-hat-guy just turn around and get on the down escalator?
by coyotebush
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Error 403 - PHP to search SQL database.
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: Error 403 - PHP to search SQL database.

As mfb noted, the biggest issue with the code is its vulnerability to SQL injection attacks. mysql_real_escape_string is your friend here. But 403 ("Forbidden") sounds like an issue of permissions. Does an HTML file in the same directory work? Is the PHP file executable (by the web server ...
by coyotebush
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life
Replies: 4
Views: 6057

Re: Arch Linux on Laptop: how to improve battery life

Though yours is an IdeaPad, ThinkWiki's resources on How to reduce power consumption should be useful. PowerTOP is useful to get a sense of what's keeping the CPU busy. The kernel's laptop_mode setting should help minimize disk writes. And of course, turning off unnecessary hardware (wireless radios...

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