I saw these reviews years ago, but a recent conversation has reminded me of them. There are hundreds of hilarious, deadpan reviews of Amazon products. Sadly, the last one was written in 2003.
Archive for March, 2010
These instructions to install Ubuntu on a USB stick include the following on how to convert ISO to .img on a Mac:
“Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil (e.g., hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/kubuntu.iso) Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file … Read more
“Making the rounds and causing quite a buzz is Noktor’s new HyperPrime 50mm lens, with a maximum aperture of f/0.95. This astoundingly fast lens renders pictures (and video) with a unique aesthetic, a sort of dream-like mood where night becomes day. In fact, the lens exceeds the perception of the human eye in low-light situations … Read more
MySQL defaults to case-insensitive string comparison. SqlAlchemy does not do anything to mask this behaviour, and rightly so. This SqlAlchemy bug contains the reasoning as well as links to articles on how to configure MySQL tables and columns to use case-sensitive comparisons.
When defining a column or a table in MySQL, you can specify the … Read more
Man, those driving test administrators are hard-asses.