heads a bobbing

As I  write this, I've been up for approximately 36 hours.  My alarm went off yesterday at 3:30AM Minnesota time and it is now 9:45, the next day, in Munich Germany.  Its been a good day, and we've covered a lot of miles, but I am definitely ready …

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getting unicode right in python - nick's blog

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Getting unicode right in Python

Posted by Nick Johnson | Filed under python, text, unicode, rant

Yup, I'm back from holidays! Apologies to everyone for the delayed return - it's taking me a long while to catch up on everything that built up while I was away.

Proper text processing - specifically, correct …

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dear apple

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Dear Apple,

You lost a sale today. I know its just one less iPhone you are going to sell, and in the grand scheme of things does not amount to anything. I suppose its not really your fault, and as a loyal Apple customer its much easier for me to …

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ebook man is cleaning out the library

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So today I sat in my office and looked over at my library of books, probably about 700 books all together. The top half of the library contains my cookbook collection and lots of other non-fiction books. The bottom half is largely science fiction, some paperbacks that I've had for …

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google app engine service login

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So I'm working on an app during my sabbatical that has an iPad component and an online Google App Engine component. The Google App Engine part is half web based and half web service based. Of course this means that the local client part has to be able to authenticate …

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polk county biking

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Here's a quiz for you... What do deer, old cars, a saw mill, and black bears all have in common? These are all things I regularly see on my rides around polk county. The countryside by our cabin is some of the best riding around, every road is paved and …

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