Monthly Archives: November 2008

yet another website rewrite

Ordo Acerbus was the first web application I wrote when I started learning Rails. It was a home-grown CMS of sorts. I think the version of Rails was 1.1 at the time, and a few things have changed since then. Unfortunately since I didn’t know about future-proofing it then, and Rails has gone through a […]

election edition followup

In which I may express an opinion I took my wife to her polling place this morning, and there was a queue to get in – she’d said before she’d never had to queue. Since I wasn’t going to vote, I left her there and carried on my way to the office. I’ve heard about […]

US vs. UK election edition

So US election day is here, which leads me to compare how things work here compared to home. As a first comment I’ll point out that I’m not allowed to vote, since I’m not a US citizen. If I’m lucky I may get to vote in 2010. Like a lot of things in the US, […]

US vs. UK pencils

Thanks to XKCD – Scantron and Wikipedia – Pencil today I learned that there is a different system for grading the hardness of pencils in the US. US ‘#2’ roughly equals European ‘HB’.