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1. Re: narray and the stdlib (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:02:03 +0900
hmmm. what were you doing? sounds interesting. any chance you could post that on sciruby? regards. -a -- == ==
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2. Re: RMagick jp2 problem (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 12:38:48 +0900
yes - i've done this but can subseqently show a diff of the bands using envi (rsi inc.) or imgcmp (which ships with jasper) - it's bizarre: for the most part the diff shows all zeros (no difference)
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3. Re: windows/mac help wanted (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 13:00:57 +0900
i know nothing of windows but, in my case, i'm using posixlock to lock an empty nfs mounted semaphore file. i'm guessin the windows nfs client is that quite smart enough to know that some process on
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4. Re: libole2 and ruby (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 03:16:37 +0900
ok. seems wrapping catdoc and xls2csv may be the best approach - this code seem maintained and portable... perhaps i'll do that and put it up on the raa unless anyone else pipes up with an xls reader
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5. Re: raise unless RUBY_VERSION[%r/^\s*\d+\.\d+/o].to_f >= 1.8 (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 01:52:14 +0900
yes. one thing i had not yet mentioned is that i also may want to incorporate the semantics of version. for instance, with libtool type versioning, the following are compatible versions: 7.6.10 2.0.7
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6. Re: Why ist fastcgi so slow? (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 01:04:45 +0900
really? i needed to .... LoadModule fastcgi_module modules/mod_fastcgi.so FastCgiIpcDir logs/fastcgi .... .... ScriptAlias /fcgi-bin/ "/usr/local/httpd-2.0.47//fcgi-bin/" .... .... <Directory "/usr/l
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7. Re: proposal: let kind_of take more arguments (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 20:21:17 +0900
ah. i got it from a the 'p' language - one of the good things about it IMHO. ;-) -a -- == ==
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8. Re: thread gurus please help... (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 13:44:51 +0900
wow. that is really bizarre. if i understand correctly all but the 'main' thread is killed so the thread that is sleeping with the lock sort vaporizes and leaves the mutex in an inconsistent (or lock
[93720] (6,195 bytes)

9. Re: [ANN] prototype-2.0.0 (score: 11)
Author: "ara.t.howard" <ara.t.howard gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 06:49:08 +0900
the first impl did indeed to that. the latest does not. i found it flew in the face of 'normal' ruby design patterns - which is where i'm using it after all! ;-) hmmm. i think the closest thing would
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10. Re: raise unless RUBY_VERSION[%r/^\s*\d+\.\d+/o].to_f >= 1.8 (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 18:27:12 +0900
ah yes - _did_ think of that at one point. must have drank more coffee that day. thatnks for the heads up. definitely best to stick with a 'to_f' type impl for now. it would be really good if there w
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11. Re: return from yielded block (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 01:24:58 +0900
yes. and yes - about 1700 lines to be exact ;-) nobu's reply was the answer - your response works here but i also had a bunch of stuff after the if/else/end : it was not the default return value. for
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12. Re: [WAY OT] Re: Ruby/Rails as a starter language? (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 02:50:55 +0900
it seems extremely powerful for doing algorithmic work and the compilation produces binaries that can be as fast, or faster, than c whilst you get things like adts, gc, first class functions, etc. al
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13. Re: hostname -> www.codeforpeople.com (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 03:34:54 +0900
please ignore. sent this the wrong way. sorry for the noise. -a -- ATTN: please update your address books with address below! == ==
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14. Re: [ANN] traits-0.4.0 - the coffee release (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 00:00:48 +0900
This message is in MIME format. The first part should be readable text, while the remaining parts are likely unreadable without MIME-aware tools. thanks - i'll play with it and get back to you - this
[146266] (9,702 bytes)

15. Re: yaml load error (score: 11)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:47:19 +0900
hate to follow up on my own post, but the problem is that the line is actually "local_contact_email: [ ]\t" shouldn't trailing tabs be _ok_ in yaml? or is this really a broken file when trailing tabs
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16. Re: [RCR] IO#clearerr (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 07:34:16 +0900
o.k. - so that should let me read past eof (multiple clients sending data down pipe one at the time) but i still can't write past EOF. i want to keep some output pipes open and simply send EOF down t
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17. Re: Macros in Ruby (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 03:31:27 +0900
ducktype madness! ;-) sure, that's alot better than my way - i'm just pointing out that some of us type 'l-a-m-b-d-a' alot and consider them an undervalued technique for creating flexible objects sin
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18. Re: algorithm help (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 04:31:07 +0900
but harp:~ > irb -r narray irb(main):001:0> na = NArray::to_na [1,2,3,4] => NArray.int(4): [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ] irb(main):002:0> na[ -3 .. -1 ] => NArray.int(3): [ 2, 3, 4 ] irb(main):003:0> na[ -1 .. -3 ]
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19. Re: interactively processing a line at a time (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 08:17:50 +0900
here's something using open4: require 'tempfile' require 'open4' def maim pid, opts = {} sigs = opts['signals'] || opts[:signals] || %w(SIGTERM SIGQUIT SIGKILL) suspend = opts['suspend'] || opts[:sus
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20. Re: Macros in Ruby (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 01:31:28 +0900
but 'L' is a valid identifier: ~ > cat a.rb L = 42 L { puts 42 } ~ > ruby a.rb a.rb:2: undefined method `L' for main:Object (NoMethodError) from a.rb:2 problematic. i actually use them quite a bit an
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21. Re: Functional with Ruby (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 13:01:58 +0900
nice. still the functional vs. non is a very thin line in ruby: harp:~ > cat a.rb class << self def list_sum x = nil, *xs x ? x + list_sum(*xs) : 0 end end list_sum = method 'list_sum' p list_sum[0b1
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22. Re: SQLite-Ruby and "other chrs" (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:52:56 +0900
no, you are right and that's why i've not released this in any real capacity - nevertheless it's useful now: ~/eg/ruby > cat a.rb require 'quote.rb' include Quote tuple = %w( rdbms's quote differentl
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23. Re: RMagick jp2 problem (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 12:23:50 +0900
tim thanks for the reply. /dmsp/reference/build/RMagick-1.5.0 > uname -srm Linux 2.4.21-15.ELsmp i686 /dmsp/reference/build/RMagick-1.5.0 > cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release
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24. Re: Kernel#y (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 01:24:35 +0900
wow. very, very cool. definitely should be changed to def y(*args) args.each{|a| super a} end though. -a -- == ==
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25. Re: [BUG/PATCH] cgi/session.rb, cgi/session/pstore.rb (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:23:52 +0900
CGI::Session::MemoryStore and CGI::Session::PStore suffer from same issue... updated patches (in the right order this time): -- ./cgi/session.rb.org 2005-09-13 20:52:14.000000000 -0600 +++ ./cgi/sess
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26. Re: Help me clean up this method (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:11:31 +0900
indeed. we've got a script here (dirsum) that does essentially all the things outlined - especially checking compressed files - for monitoring data volumes. the problem is much trickier that one woul
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27. Re: [OT] "poetry" mode (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 11:45:31 +0900
well, we always have array.sort_by{ rand } ;-) -a -- == ==
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28. Re: Why ist fastcgi so slow? (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 00:24:46 +0900
hmm. can you see it running with 'ps -elf'?? can you show the assoc httpd.conf sections? the reason i ask it that this performance seems only explainable if the script we firing up the ruby interpret
[94005] (5,319 bytes)

29. Re: json for extjs (without rails) (score: 10)
Author: "ara.t.howard" <ara.t.howard gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 15:35:37 +0900
simply because it's easy to drop in a rails project's lib dir and forget about it - also because it's simple to hack if needed. yeah, it's so easy to unpack a simple data structure in js into objects
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30. Re: Adventures in html decoding. (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 08:38:35 +0900
it means that O_EXCL fails silently on some kinds of filesystems, including nfs. this is not likely to affect you and is beyond the control of ruby (it's the c library/fs fault) but, if it does affec
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31. Re: opening a file in ext (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 09:03:13 +0900
thank you. -a -- == ==
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32. Re: r4 - the simplest ruby pre-processor (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 15:23:13 +0900
^^ ^^ no sorry. -a -- == ==
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33. Re: horribly impossible debugging task (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 22:24:51 +0900
actually both are options since the code in question simply manages a queue of jobs and the cost is about 1000th the actual work. i'm used valgrind and purify before with some success. i had a really
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34. Re: YAML vs. Marshal (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 08:03:59 +0900
don't get me wrong, i'm running four peices of code that use yaml heavily as we speak... by reinvention i meant the 'object access protocol' bit. i mean, soap is a lot more than just serialization, i
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35. Re: Developing cross-platform web/GUI applications (score: 10)
Author: "ara.t.howard" <ara.t.howard gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 08:39:19 +0900
you did! forgot about that. ruby and al gore - what a combo! cheers. -a -- we can deny everything, except that we have the possibility of being better. simply reflect on that. h.h. the 14th dalai lam
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36. Re: Default argument values for blocks (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 00:53:39 +0900
yes. probably. i don't know either. just seem potentially confounding. cheers. -a -- == ==
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37. Re: Web services and Ruby (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 07:00:16 +0900
i think it could made too quite easily since i avoid fork (using IO::popen instead) to run processes... i would happy to make it work on window, as it really should be able to - but don't have access
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38. Re: tagz-5.0.0 (score: 10)
Author: "ara.t.howard" <ara.t.howard gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:57:50 +0900
it uses method_missing, just not in a lame way ;-) cfp:~ > ruby -r tagz -e' include Tagz.globally; puts anything_{ you_{ want_{ "can be generated" } } } ' <anything><you><want>can be generated</want>
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39. Re: Proposed RCR: Object#replace (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ara.t.howard noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 05:22:17 +0900
take an open file handle, memory map, or database connection. you'll be relying on the gc to close it. that may or may not work in all cases. eg. loop{ HasFileHandle::new.replace HasFileHandle::new }
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40. Re: [BUG] string range membership (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ara.t.howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 05:22:26 +0900
lol. i realized that actually - i thought that the confusion with "include?" being used to test "containment" might be resolved by having a method actually named "contains?". ;-) too confusing? -a --
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41. Re: sharing memory in ruby (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 10:24:43 +0900
attm. i'm writing some code to process images for katrina, check out http://dmsp.ngdc.noaa.gov/interest/katrina.html i sometimes must shared memory between an mmap, ruby string, and an narray to i ca
[155276] (7,897 bytes)

42. Re: Introducing myself and my interest in ruby (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 06:14:52 +0900
ha! check out the url in my sig for general info... i can't elaborate much at the moment as i'm slammed with a deadline but the _design_ so far is: - various job classes utilizing image processing cl
[93299] (8,777 bytes)

43. scripting language (fwd) (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 01:52:20 +0900
got this from a friend... any thoughts? -a -- == == Hey A- I'm investigating alternative scripting languages. We currently use Perl almost exclusively (except sometimes some ksh) but would like to co
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44. Re: Threading on Win32 - at an impasse (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 00:20:53 +0900
right-o. i guess what wondering what the semantics of this wrapper are - do fd's get inherited, do parents need to reap chilren, etc. it seems that something called CreateProcess)() must be alot like
[151711] (5,528 bytes)

45. Re: Fault Tolerant DRb? (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 06:00:34 +0900
i think i may have a patched version of this around... seems like there was a little buggette or two in it... let me know if you can't get it working and i'll look for it. cheers. -a -- == ==
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46. Re: [ANN] prototype-2.0.0 (score: 10)
Author: "ara.t.howard" <ara.t.howard gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 06:45:16 +0900
yes, i think so: cfp:~ > cat a.rb require 'rubygems' require 'prototype' require 'ostruct' require 'yaml' hash = { } running 'prototype' do config = prototype.configured hash p config.id p config.sen
[254478] (6,762 bytes)

47. Re: Odd Array#[x..y] return values (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 13:20:59 +0900
if you are thinking in terms of 'c' - which i tend to - an offset of zero from a thing is the same as the thing. but that clearly is not what's going on here. i think you are right to call that a bug
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48. Re: foo= ... the only exception to the implicit-self rule ? (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 00:42:55 +0900
true. methods are barewords too though - sometimes. note that i don't __mind__ typing 'self.var = 42' - it just would be even nicer not to. although part of me thinks it's clear to always use 'self'
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49. Re: timeout w/o timeout.rb (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <ahoward fattire.ngdc.noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 10:15:02 +0900
ah - good point - and SIGUSR1 would work just as well -a -- ATTN: please update your address books with address below! == ==
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50. Re: Help me clean up this method (score: 10)
Author: "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 08:35:29 +0900
windows has links - and systems that have du may not have one that supports max-depth. and du reports on file system blocks - not directory sums. this is typically close, but can diverge greatly depe
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