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{ Monthly Archives } February 2005

Well it’s about that time…

Chúc mừng năm mới!

Google Takes on Web Mapping

is in beta. And holy cow are the map updates fast. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything this fast on a web mapping application. Gentlemen, I believe the bar has just been raised on the expectations for web mapping application usability. Note: Safari support is still in the works (darn!). You’ll have to use […]

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How to upgrade your FreeBSD Perl to 5.8.x from 5.x.x

I found this on the FreeBSD mailing lists. Awfully helpful. i) Install the perl5.8 port: > portupgrade lang/perl5.8 ii) Set the new version of perl to be the default. > use.perl port iii) Re-install any 3rd party modules > find /usr/local/lib/perl5/{site_perl/5.005,5.00503} -type f -print0 | \ xargs -0 -n 1 pkg_which | sort -u > […]

A little tidbit on the Sichuan dialect

I learned that the dialect spoken in Sichuan is a member of the northern guanhua dialect family, which is to say that it’s relatively close to Mandarin. As I lay on the hard-sleeper bunk on the train to Sichuan, straining to follow the conversations of the Sichuanese around me from the one word out of […]