Snow White and the Huntsman

Oof. I guess it was pretty. That’s something. There were some really technically impressive scenes, like the stag and the dwarves and the glittery mirror warrior things.

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Men in Black 3

I really liked the first two Men in Black movies. They’re a the sort of fun that I end up re-watching around once a year as a sort of guilty pleasure. I was a little surprised that they decided to make a third one, but I think it worked out well enough.

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Wombat IDE - OSX Dock Icon

For the longest time, I’ve been having issues with the Dock Icon on OSX. It isn’t set using the same code that works in Windows and Linux, but I think I’ve finally figured it out.

Using information from this blog post, I can use theĀ com.apple.eawt.Application class to set the Dock Icon. It isn’t set immediately on launch, but shortly thereafter. Not perfect, but close.


Dark Shadows

Mostly, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. I’ll go see just about anything involving either of them, even more quickly if it’s both. I went into the film not knowing much about the half-century old soap opera on which it was based, which I think hurt it in the end. There were a number of plot points that felt a bit rushed and didn’t need to be there (like the werewolf-daughter bit).

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Wombat IDE - Another bug fix / feature post

Additional features:

  • Since both the image and turtle libraries need the same color code, I’ve factored that out into it’s own module: [(c211 color)](http://www.cs.indiana.edu/cgi-pub/c211/wombat/docs/c211-color.htm "C211 Color API")
  • Issue 193: Opening a file on top of an empty replaces that document.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed documentation issues with image->list, list->image,
  • Issue 187: Fixed the direction parameter to hatch to take degrees rather than radians to match the rest of the library.
  • Made links in the about dialog clickable.
  • Issue 186: Fixed the recent document manager on documents with the same name.

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The Five-Year Engagement

Oof. So what do these two actually have in common again? I can feel a bit of the pain that they’re going through doing the PhD dance myself, but the extent they take it to just seems a bit extensive. If you can’t talk about things, then move on–particularly before spending five years growing a(n admittedly pretty awesome) beard and making just about everything out of local wildlife.

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The Avengers

… there’s really not much to say about this that hasn’t been said / won’t be said a thousand times over. Long story short, it’s a great movie and a hit out of the park for everyone involved. I liked it enough that I’m sure to see it again and I strongly suggest that you go to.

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Wombat IDE - Vector of vector functions

Added two functions to the matrix library:

  • (vov->matrix vov) - converts a vector of vectors to a matrix
  • (matrix->vov m) - converts a matrix to a vector of vectors

Quick and simple, but highly useful for testing and display purposes.  


Wombat IDE - Updated syntax, documentation

First, a few bug fixes with the keyword lists and help links: Added a bit of code to differentiate between a normal let and a named let. Fixed for losing the syntax definitions on some systems. Also, I wrote code to generate help files for the C211 libraries. Theoretically, I should just be able to update these with future updates to the APIs: Image API Matrix API Tree API Turtle API Color API (Edit: Added 19 May after re-factoring of colors) As a side note, I’ve added two new functions to the tree API:

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Wombat IDE - Help and image bug fixes

A new feature: any keyword can now have an associated hyperlink that points to the Chez Scheme API reference for that function. Just click on a function that you want help with and hit F1 on your keyboard. The link will open in your systems default browser. So far only the functions built into Petite Chez Scheme work correctly, I’ll be adding the C211 libraries as soon as I write the documentation for it.

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