Rewriting My Competitors
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It’s really clear that the polls So Play We All are measuring progress. When we have a quiet week, there’s a lot fewer votes. This week, there were 4, evenly split between Luke and I. The SPWA site doesn’t have code to handle ties so it highligted me as winning, which I guess means the bugfix is not my problem. :)

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Twitter and Ruby’s Open Classes
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For a few years I’ve been using weird, funny, outrageous, bizarre, or just offensive quotes as IM status messages. They used to appear at the bottom of this site, but the Jabber bot that fetched them has been offline for a while. I hooked them up to a Twitter account with a short Ruby script, and I wanted to talk about it a little.

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Caching Dictionaries in Python vs. Ruby
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A while ago I made a slightly-underinformed post (see the corrections in the comments) trying to draw a difference between Python and Ruby. I’ve finally got a decent example and can explain what I’m getting at.

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