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  • AntiRSI (evanjones.ca)
    keyboard and I use a keyboard timer a program which reminds me to take frequent breaks On Linux and Windows I have been using WorkRave which is fantastic However I was without a timer on Mac OS X until I

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/antirsi.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Kesey, Ken. Sailor Song. New York: Viking Penguin, 1992. ISBN: 0670835218 (evanjones.ca)
    Over a Cuckoo s Nest so much and because someone said his other books are good Sailor Song is a bizarre tale set in a near future pre apocalyptic time Some chapters are gripping and others are a little slow

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  • Converting PDFs to Images on Mac OS X (evanjones.ca)
    a low 72 DPI I needed better than that so I wrote pdf2png Then I found PDF2Image a Cocoa GUI that does a great job it was mentioned in this mailing list post about NSImage sample code Also for developers I have some hints about using NSImage Update Fixed a very minor problem with the alpha channel at the edges because I wasn t clearing the image correctly To get

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  • Inspiration and Human Achievement (evanjones.ca)
    the Atlantic coast in Gaspé Québec and finishing at the Pacific ocean in Olympic National Park in Washington state Talk about an incredible journey He will cover 12 392 km in one year His pictures from the beginning of his trip are pretty spectacular Reading through the site has inspired me I have talked about wanting to cycle around British Columbia for a while now and I think I should

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  • Skype Rocks! (evanjones.ca)
    to try it because I am currently behind a very annoying restrictive firewall and OpenH323 was cutting out every dozen minutes or so With Skype the sound quality is better and the delay is noticeably less As far as I understand the reason that open source voice codecs are so much worse than commercial codecs is mostly because all the commerical codecs rely on lots of patents I know that

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  • Python Pitfalls: Scope (evanjones.ca)
    two In Java the variable two exists only inside the if block This is the way my brain has become accustomed to working Here is the Python version one 1 if one 1 two 2 print one OUTPUT 1 print two OUTPUT 2 print one OUTPUT 1 print two OUTPUT 2 Note that in this case the variable two still exists outside of the if statement So why is this a problem On occasion I ll define a variable inside a loop or if statement and then mistakenly use it afterwards This will work until the program flow changes for whatever reason and then suddenly the variable is no longe defined Here is a slightly modified example of this program to illustrate what I am talking about one 1 if one 1 two 2 print one print two else print one print one print two This program has the same output as before 1 2 1 2 But what happens if we change the variable one to have the value 2 Now we get the following output 2 2 Traceback most recent call last File test py line 12 in print two NameError name two is not defined Oops Suddenly

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  • Beautiful Text (evanjones.ca)
    improve the screen rendering of fonts Take a look at the pictures at the beginning and right at the end The difference is subtle yet clear It renders text a bit more clearly than Microsoft s ClearType on an LCD screen which is pretty incredible because ClearType is probably the current state of the art This must mean according to Jakob Neilsen s logic that FontFocus can save your company

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  • Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Virgin Suicides. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1993. ISBN: 0380789035 (evanjones.ca)
    Virgin Suicides London Bloomsbury Publishing 1993 ISBN 0380789035 about archive 2004 September 12 18 28 Mournful melancholy and irresistable The writing is beautiful and almost poetic I was hardly able

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