Tellico has moved into KDE's extragear office module

If you use Tellico‘s code from SVN, you’ll need to update your checkout. Tellico has moved into KDE’s extragear module at svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/extragear/office/tellico/. Read techbase for info on using KDE’s subversion.

Now that Tellico has moved into its new home, I hope to be able to get a beta release of Tellico 2 out in a month or so, the first version for KDE4. We’ll see how well that goes!

EDIT: fixed SVN location

Lakers can't close it out

All I heard on sports talk radio yesterday was how the Lakers would get it done last night in Game 6 against the Rockets. Cowherd, in particular, was an idiot. All the LA hosts yesterday afternoon before the game were predicting a blowout, only they had the winning team wrong. I don’t mind a confident, cocky commentator, but it was rather ridiculous. They all look like morons now.

Not too mention how the Lakers actually played. Do they care?

Yay, filter spam in GMail by country

I’ve been waiting for this forever. Filter email from Russia or China in GMail!

  1. Click “Create Filter” located at the top of your Inbox
  2. In the “Has the words:” field, enter: lang:Russian
  3. Select “Delete it” within the Action List, and (if you have existing Russian Spam) select: “Apply Filter to Conversations below”
  4. Click “Create Filter”

Of course, if you expect to receive legitimate email in Russian or Chinese, don’t do this. 🙂 But I’d say 80% of my spam is in Chinese…

Truro, please call your local math teacher

From the Cape Cod Times comes a story of counting votes gone awry. From the article:

The exact count of the vote — 136 to 70 —had town officials hitting their calculators yesterday. The zoning measure needed a two-thirds vote to pass. A calculation by town accountant Trudy Brazil indicated that 136 votes are two-thirds of 206 total votes, said Town Clerk Cynthia Slade.

Brazil said she used the calculation of .66 multiplied by 206 to obtain the number.

But using .6666 — a more accurate version of two-thirds — the affirmative vote needed to be 137 instead of 136, according to an anonymous caller to town hall and to the Times.

Almost makes me cry. “A more accurate version of two-thirds”? What?

Quick, pull out your calculator. Two-thirds of 206 is 137.33 (with repeating 3’s), which means you actually need 138 votes. So the town accountant and the anonymous caller were both wrong. Err, so do you think they changed the results of the vote?