Monthly Archives: April 2007

Country codes: a spreadsheet-sharing experiment

I’ve just uploaded a spreadsheet of country codes (plain HTML view) to Google documents and spreadsheets. The spreadsheet includes ISO 3166-1 alpha-2, alpha-3, and numeric codes together with FIPS 10-4 codes, and the country names as provided in each spec. … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails pain at Twitter

Josh Kenzer has posted an interview with Alex Payne, a developer for Twitter, which is one of (if not the) biggest Ruby on Rails-based web apps. A couple of years ago, when I was getting tired of working within the … Continue reading

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Anonymity and freedom

Elliotte Rusty Harold is right that anonymity goes together with freedom, and I was happy to read his excellent posting How to Blog Anonymously. Rusty distinguishes three different kinds of anonymity — roughly “I don’t want to be embarrassed”, “I … Continue reading

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