You know, I’m amazed at how much news there is out there. I mean, when you really think about it.
From the guy who skunked me at one game of cribbage during lunch, and won the next fairly handily.
The new Flat Earth chips that I have been enjoying are produced by Frito-Lay.
The Super Mario Theme performed by three trombonists!
From Terry Pratchett:
Let grammar, spelling and punctuation enter your life. Yes, publishers have people who will do this sort of thingâ€”and they are called authors.
(I haven’t been able to run down a link to the quote, and I only have it from an AuthorTracker message.)
I just need to link to the MnDOT Data Tools website. It is quite possibly one of the most cool data resources I have ever run across.
As I was getting ready to leave work this evening I went into Perforce to find out who all had files checked out despite the request to get everything checked in before a major outage this weekend. I noticed there were a huge number and that there were some really low numbered changelist numbers so I started browsing through them and noticed a huge number of empty changelists. After a little bit of searching, I found out that you can delete an empty changelist from the command line as long as you have admin access using the following:
P4 change -d -f [changelist #]
After getting rid of a couple I decided that this was far too tedious to do one at a time and so then figured out the following command that will run through the pending changelists and delete any that are empty:
for /F "tokens=2" %i IN ('p4 changes -s pending') DO @p4 change -d -f %i
You can actually run this at any time since any changelist that still has open files in it will get a result resembling “Change 218644 has 359 open file(s) associated with it and can’t be deleted.” (BTW, that one is real and it is two years old).
From the maker of the Grow series, some of my favorite puzzle games ever, comes Dwarf Complete! I may or may not have stayed up all night trying to complete it, and I only needed hints from the web twice! Woot!
I’ve been enjoying all sorts of stuff from Infodoodads this week but this one is probably the most interesting to a broad audience: Graphically explore the popularity of baby names over time with real census data.