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What follows is a run-down of my most memorable moments from The Force Awakens. You may also want to see the no-judgment recap for a blow-by-blow recap of the story.


Sections of the movie that I found to be emotionally pleasing I’ve marked as red text. There’s quite a lot of them.

Other sections that can be considered to be fan-service I’ve marked as brown text. Fortunately there’s not many, just 14 out of 160 moments which is 9%, but it still feels like a lot.

Needless to say, there be spoilers ahead. Read on to see them all.

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Blanket.js is a code coverage tool when testing to figure out how much of your code is being tested. After posting about how to fix Blanket so that the console log works better on Chrome, I figured why not mention this on their development site. Maybe something could be done about this.

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While playing around with Blanket.js, an annoying ANSI color code in Chrome’s console has prompted me to fix the color display issues once and for all.

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In the lead-up to Tau day, I’ve been thinking on how our existing formulas for circles and spheres are poorly served. They are inconsistent and confusing, which is something that is easily fixed when we use Tau instead of Pi.

Here’s how Tau helps us to better understand the formulas for circles and spheres.

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Success! The unknown combination lock is now freed, no longer futilely attaching nothing to the bike stand.

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syneco-combination-lockAn abandoned combination lock

Outside a local cinema last year I noticed a nice combination lock on the bike rack. It has been vexing me for while, for it has been failing to do its job for such a long time. A combination lock is supposed to attach two different things together. For one to be left abandoned hanging outside on the bike rack for over a year – that cannot be allowed to continue.
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Now that the clinical trial for treating Hepatitis C is all over, I’ve been receiving requests for information about how I went with the trial. Read the rest of this entry »