Author: Rowan Rodrik
I just installed Nanny for Google Chrome, which, like LeechBlock for Firefox, should help me to recoup some of the time that is now actively being stolen by YouLube and FaceLook. If I'm too weak on my own to push back technology to its proper servile place, then I might as well use technology to do some of the pushing for me. You're a tool, you damn computer, nothing more than that!
By Rowan Rodrik, 2 years ago, on January 17, 2013, at 12:01 |
Maybe my biggest accomplishment to date—maybe my only real accomplishment, if your glasses are so colored by society's standards—has been to be accepted to the University of Groningen as a fulltime biology student. To apply, I had to send my curriculum and a letter of motivation. Which motivation? I wasn't so sure that I'd like to be a student. Actually, I had been quite certain for most of my adult life that I really did not want to study and waste all that precious time for a few crums of knowledge.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on December 16, 2012, at 17:12 |
So, two days ago, I tried to shrink my MediaWiki database and it almost worked, except the MySQL process wouldn't shrink along with it.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on October 24, 2012, at 18:10 |
As of late, I haven't had a lot of time to chase after spammers, so – despite of anti-spam captchas and everything – a couple of my wikis have been overgrowing with spam. One after the other I've been closing them down to anonymous edits, even closing down user registration alltogether, but some a little too late.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on October 24, 2012, at 16:10 |
I haven't got much experience when it comes to testing web applications. Instead (and more so out of apathy than belief), I've always adhered to the ad-hoc test approach. However, the usage of pure Posgres unit tests back when I worked on a complicated investment database with Halfgaar did teach me the advantages of test-driven development.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on May 19, 2012, at 13:05 |
I've been needing IE for testing payformystay.com for some time now, but now I'm studying and I need it to work with some interactive Silverlight stuff.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on April 16, 2012, at 14:04 |
You know the conversation. You had the conversation: “Why doesn't he just …”
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on February 04, 2012, at 19:02 |
To my great surprise, thanks to Tobias Sjösten, I found out that commenting was broken on blog.bigsmoke.us. I couldn't pinpoint the exact problem, but it must have been introduced with some WordPress upgrade somewhere along the line. I never noticed it because it did work for logged in users. (If I must really guess, I suspect a silent ReCaptcha version compatibility problem.)
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on February 04, 2012, at 13:02 |
I'm trying to pump up myself to write a piece of text about psychopathy. All three other group members already wrote their part. We're making a scientific poster titled “Is there a psychopath hidden in your brain?” But, do I even want to know? It's all very close to home, with a mother who's been accusing her ex-husband (my dad) of being a psychopath for, like, forever, and, simultaneously, this monkey in my brain, pointing it's accusative little finger straight at me.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on January 21, 2012, at 14:01 |
There are many clever ways to tell you this. There are many ways to deceive. But in the end I feel that more often than not the deception merely serves to reinforce that image of a very vulnerable naked man.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on January 20, 2012, at 00:01 |