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Tarot scoring, 14 Oct 2014

In CardGames
Score keeping for the French card game Tarot is way too difficult, especially after a couple of cocktails. Here's my attempt to fix that problem.

The short-form week of 7–13 Oct 2014, 14 Oct 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 29 Sep–5 Oct 2014, 06 Oct 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 22–28 Sep 2014, 29 Sep 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 15–21 Sep 2014, 22 Sep 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 8–14 Sep 2014, 15 Sep 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 1–7 Sep 2014, 08 Sep 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 25–31 Aug 2014, 01 Sep 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 18–24 Aug 2014, 25 Aug 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 11–17 Aug 2014, 18 Aug 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Upgrade complete, 18 Aug 2014

In GooglePlus
All systems back to normal? Well, no, probably not. There's tremendous room for error...

Scheduled maintenance, 14 Aug 2014

In GooglePlus
I'm going to upgrade my "production" server this weekend. Expect some downtime...

The short-form week of 4–10 Aug 2014, 11 Aug 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Consider the demographics of an airline club, 06 Aug 2014

In GooglePlus, Humor, Technology
Now consider these phones. They have stickers with the...

The short-form week of 28 Jul–3 Aug 2014, 04 Aug 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 21–27 Jul 2014, 28 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

DocBook and HTML 5(.x), 23 Jul 2014

In DocBook, HTML5
HTML 5(.x) today reminds me a lot of DocBook 1(.x) twenty years ago. That's neither criticism nor compliment, merely observation.

The short-form week of 14–20 Jul 2014, 21 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 7–13 Jul 2014, 14 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Back to Ubuntu, 11 Jul 2014

In Linux, ThinkPad
The best QA wins.

The short-form week of 30 Jun–6 Jul 2014, 07 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 23–29 Jun 2014, 30 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 16–22 Jun 2014, 23 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Disturbing camera malfunction, 16 Jun 2014

In GooglePlus, Photography
After performing flawlessly for a couple of weeks, my new Olympus E-...

The short-form week of 9–15 Jun 2014, 16 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 2–8 Jun 2014, 09 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 26 May–1 Jun 2014, 02 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Laptop free, 31 May 2014

In GooglePlus, Technology
I've muttered a few times now about the fact that I didn't bring a laptop on this trip...

Olympus E-P5, 31 May 2014

In GooglePlus, Photography
Several weeks ago, I made a lazyweb request on Twitter for recommendations on micro 4...

The short-form week of 19–25 May 2014, 26 May 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

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