February 2011 Archives

An amazing Javascript graphics package: Protovis

Hi Folks

I /still/ hate having to sign in twice in order to post. Grrrr.

Anyway, see this: http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/

Examples: http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/

Slide mouse horizontally over this chart: http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/index-chart.html

However, let's not develop oodles on incomplete Perl interfaces, p-l-e-a-s-e. After all, we don't want another SVG debacle, do we?

The Floods Ate My Car, Literally

Hi Folks

Yes, it's true. Even though I live on the southern edge of the Australian mainland, the floods have hit here. I'm in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria.

Last night, about 9 pm, the floods from other parts of my suburb, Murrumbeena, backed up, and drowned my car to about halfway up the windscreen. The car was parked in the street, in front of the house.

Luckily, the house is on a slight slope down to the street, so the floodwaters stopped about the height of 1 (one!) brick below the floorboards.

This morning I was on the phone for abou…

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user-pic I try to write all code in Perl, but find I end up writing in bash, CSS, HTML, JS, and SQL, and doing database design, just to get anything done...