Let’s Play a Game

I like to play games. Who doesn’t? But not just any game, I’m actually kind of particular about what games I like. I happen not to like zero-sum games; my favorite games are those where, by careful maneuvering, the players can achieve a win for everyone. I also like games where there’s complexity, because thatContinue reading “Let’s Play a Game”

Next Homework Program: Ratio Exercise

The Badb just had a couple of weeks of reviewing ratios. This was a good limbering-up exercise, since the problem sets were all about converting between different units and manipulating fractions. After all, ratios are just a different way of writing fractions. The general form of the problems wound up being, “Given that the ratioContinue reading “Next Homework Program: Ratio Exercise”

Miscellany

A lot of things have been going on, but I don’t have a lot to say about any one of them. On Saturday I played at the Dixon highland games. Dixon is about two hours away from Boulder Creek, so rather than driving out the night before and getting a hotel room, I figured I’dContinue reading “Miscellany”

Trust Your Kid

Earlier today I tweeted this gem: “I don’t worry about my girls’ future boyfriends. I trust my daughters to be smart and capable.” I’d like to expand on that a little. This was inspired by a quote I read on the Freakonomics blog: “I want my girls’ potential boyfriends to think I’m a crazy lunatic,”HaleyContinue reading “Trust Your Kid”

Sometimes Continuity Sucks

Facetime stopped working on my laptop sometime this year. I don’t know anyone far away with whom I actually want to chat, so I only use it when Junglemonkey goes out of town. She’s out for a few days and today the Badb came back from camp and of course we all want to seeContinue reading “Sometimes Continuity Sucks”

PDF::API2 and Landscape

I’m currently working on a way to generate a custom PDF of a Bugzilla record (which, in turn, contains a bunch of custom fields). One of the requirements of the spec is that the PDF is targeted at US letter size paper in landscape orientation. I’m looking at using PDF::API2 and PDF::Table but one ofContinue reading “PDF::API2 and Landscape”