March 19th, 2010

beartato phd

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This week's font is a tribute to the ubiquitous Copperplate Gothic. I didn't look at the original too much after making sure my C was appropriately horseshoe-shaped, and that my G was spiny in enough places. I'm happy to find that what I thought was an absurdly over-seriffed N in mine is actually comparable to the original. The real Q is kind of weird to my eye. I'm on the fence as to whether I like my two-overlapping-V version of the W better or not.
beartato phd

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I really do love my checkbook-balancing perl scripts.

I have neglected to balance my checkbook in about three months. So what I do is:

I download CSV data from my bank. I run it through one script that parses it, and guesses categories for various transactions when it can, based on various heuristics that I have accumulated, and leaves their categorization as a "?" when it can't.

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tl;dr: computers make my life easy even though I am really lazy and forgetful