Thursday, April 14, 2016

Alan Files - Pharmacy Tech

I've been working in a pharmacy for the last month. Helping to implement part of an inventory system (I'll be making some custom code additions eventually).

But for now, I'm just learning about the pharmacy domain, like how to pronounce fenocyxliciproxifan.

Might be useful in boggle someday.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Moving to Kenya

Time to dust off the old blog, and write about living in rural Kenya.

And by 'write about' I mean, connect my instagram to this blog and just post all the same pictures.

Friday, July 29, 2011


I'm either making some homemade limoncello, or I'm making Jarate.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I was at a thrift store the other day, looking at an old globe, trying to figure out when it was made by the countries that existed on it.

It seemed like a good skill to have, so I researched a little more, and found this list a like minded gentleman had put together!

  • May 1990: North and South Yemen merge
  • October 1990: There is only one Germany
  • December 1991: Soviet Union breaks up
  • During 1992: Yugoslavia breaks up
  • January 1993: Czechoslovakia dissolves
  • April 1994: White rule over and racial homelands are dissolved in South Africa
  • May 1997: Zaire becomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • July 2000: Yemen's current border with Saudi Arabia officially agreed upon
  • May 2002: East Timor becomes independent
  • June 2006: Montenegro separates from Serbia
  • February 2008: Kosovo becomes independent (not universally recognized)



    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Google Ngrams!

    Google has a very fun tool out, working through a dataset of all the words from the books they have scanned.

    It's great fun to check on different spellings! (I still prefer connexion, who cares if it pretty much died out in 1860)

    And you can search for multiple things. I think this graph says something about the type of books that are out there. 'You' is just like a smoothed out curve of 'I', and 'me' is a slightly smoother 'you', but the proportions stay pretty consistent.

    Check it out for yourself, very fun.

    Sunday, February 20, 2011


    While I plan on using this blog more concretely, I've decided I want a more abstract output.