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Today I’ve been using Python decorators to factor out common functionality in test cases. I ran into the slightly (!) interesting problem of how to define a @decorator(like_this). That is, a decorator that takes a parameter. It’s fairly trivial to … Continue reading
I currently running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as my desktop. Neither Unity nor GNOME Shell (in GNOME 3) really interest me, but that’s for another post! This one is about the exasperation I feel when Linux overcommits too much memory and … Continue reading
Yesterday (10 May 2011), news broke that Microsoft is paying $8.5B for Skype (or roughly £5.2B in English). Skype is a rather good, if proprietary, telephony/conferencing app that is multi-platform. It currently works on Windows, of course, but also on … Continue reading
<rant>I’m doing a beginner’s French course at the Open University. It’s great. It’s also hard work and takes lots of time. However, the forums seem to attract many posts about how it is “suitable for beginner’s” or that “it’s not … Continue reading
With the recent snowy weather in December, my roof sustained a fair amount of damage. Enough damage, in fact, to require a claim on the insurance. All well and good. In fact the insurance company have been very good and … Continue reading
BAA is British Airports Authority. They ‘run’ the main airports around London which include Heathrow, Gatwick and Standsted. Unfortunately, Heathrow T5 is the centre of operations for British Airways. I say ‘unfortunately’ because travelling through T5 is a thoroughly unpleasant … Continue reading
Interesting post by Rob Wier about year and date problems in Excel. I’m using OpenOffice instead. They’ve hopefully fixed the problem in Excel by now though?