The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_20.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.
The majority of the human body is water, the majority of Stephen Harper’s body
In the 2011 budget, the Harper government failed to
allocate any new funding for drinking water on First Nations reserves. 100 First Nations communities currently have water advisories, including
49 communities which are high risk. Harper also refuses to
sign the UN (United Nations)
Declaration designating clean water as a human right.
Sand Depth: Calculates how much sand you need to fill various aquariums to a desired depth.
jar prune: Student project to prune the fat from jar files by warning you of classes included that are never referenced (though possibly dynamically loaded) enabling you to create a trimmed down manifest.
GET to POST: Student project GET ⇒ POST to allow people to put links on their websites that when clicked, POST to other websites.
tape measure: considerations when buying a tape measure (yes an ordinary carpenter’s tape measure).
HashMap: Terse iteration over a HashMap with lambda expressions.
concurrency: The difference between concurrency and parallelism.
Copy: Why copying should be a feature of the OS not of applications.
HTML Static Macros: I have just completed a major refoctoring of HTML Static macros. The main difference you will notice is in the electronics section. It won’t send you quite so often to stores unless they actually have the item is stock. On my side, I can regenerate the website more quickly since the new code uses less memory.
PAD: The conversion from PAD version 3.11 to 4.0 has been proceeding at a glacial pace. ASP keeps upping the ante on how perfect they want PADs to be before they will accept them. The criteria they use for acceptability are not posted. I have been figuring them out by experiment and documenting them.
eReader connectivity: The three ways eBook readers such as Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Sony connect to acquire new books — USB, WiFi and 3G cellular phone network.
Tindie: Tindie is an electronics candy/toystore/flea market for adult boys. It a fascinating website to spend an afternoon. Individual and small companies from all over the world showcase what they have been up to with electronics.
I am doing reasonably well with HIV (Human Imumuno-deficiency Virus). My new drugs are now
holding down the HIV. Nausea and diarrhea are tolerable. I am not sleeping all the time. Last revised/verified:2014-08-25
Public Domain Status
In the event of my death, the entire mindprod.com website will revert to the public domain, including
downloadable programs and source. You will be welcome to repost and modify any or
all of the material on the website. Knowledge keeps no better than fish. I don’t let people repost my material with a few exceptions
(e.g. print or foreign languages).
The problem is I am constantly changing everything, and there is still no technology to keep all the other copies up to date.
The Canadian Mind Products website is now hosted by
Inter-Corporate.com. One nice service they offer is buying domain names for you
charging only flat
per year (i.e. zero markup on the Verisign Network Solutions/InterNIC fee) for
.com, .org,.net, .edu and
per year for .ca. Email
for more information. Also see domains essay for more
I have always been proud of Canada. We were a nation of decent people. However, we
have lost that in recent years. I am now ashamed to be Canadian. There are three main
things that changed:
According to Jean Chrétien, in his autobiography,
My Years as Prime Minister
, Canada allowed itself to be bullied by George W. Bush into illegally attacking
Afghanistan, which had done nothing to justify that.
In our mad dash for cash, we were twice voted the worst country on earth vis a
vis green house gas emissions. Our federal government has made war on the environment
in hundreds of ways. That trashes our fundamental moral value.
Canada has become self-centred and selfish. We reneged on our promises to help
third world countries.