Monthly Archives: August 2006

more silly sql

I was amused by Phil Factor’s gems of twisted SQL, like his code for compressing ASCII teddy bears, or The Sudoku Puzzle Generator, So here’s my contribution, a function that makes ‘banners’ suitable for printing on a dot matrix printer. … Continue reading

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discovering phil factor

Nick came over on thursday so we could play around with gnokii, which turned into a small debacle (a debaclet?) when we turned out to be one cable short of a comms link, and then the oven died with a half … Continue reading

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making geo mashups with ruby and ms virtual earth

I’ve put together some helper classes for making geo mashups with ruby and MS Virtual Earth. The first is called ‘PlaceFinder’, which takes a list of places (stored as a yaml file), then lets that list be searched by name. In the examples … Continue reading

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