• The Sims 3: Late Night first impressions ·

    Though I hadn’t seen any reviews of Late Night on Metacritic, I went ahead and bought the expansion pack after reading a positive review on Cinema Blend. It took me a good two hours to be able to play the game, though, because it kept crashing. This didn’t really surprise me because The Sims 3 has got to be one of the most unstable programs I run, based on the number of crashes I get. I’m on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, which I’m sure contributes to it based on all the problems other people seem to have on 64-bit machines with The Sims 3. Why EA/Maxis isn’t preparing for the future (not that 64-bit machines are particularly futuristic anymore, but that just makes EA/Maxis look even worse) is beyond me.

  • Ruby Matrix and Vector additions ·

    Working with matrices and vectors in Ruby before has been annoying because methods I expected to find were not there, and there wasn’t much documentation. Here, I present some simple additions to the Matrix and Vector classes that I found helpful.

  • Web App Test Case Generators ·

    Two web-scraper Ruby scripts for use in generating test cases for Ruby on Rails web applications. This was my Master’s project at the University of Kentucky. See also my defense presentation for a better explanation of the project.

  • free Macbook battery, courtesy of Apple ·

    Recently, I noticed that my battery for my aging Macbook was starting to bulge in the middle, along its length1. I Googled around and saw other folks complaining of the same thing, and that there was some recall program that ended in 2009 where Apple would replace your battery for free. My Macbook was bought in 2007 by someone else, and I bought it off them used a couple years ago, so it was definitely made in the time frame where the recall program would include it.