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The Rhino Party

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2009 at 20:02

Apparently, there is (was?) a party in Canada which has named itself the “Rhinoceros Party of Canada”. Their main promise is a “a promise to keep none of our promises.”

Some of their other promises include:

Providing higher education by building taller schools

Ending crime by abolishing all laws

Adopting the British system of driving on the left; this was to be gradually phased in over five years with large trucks and tractors first, then buses, eventually including small cars and bicycles last

Despite such great propaganda, they never won a seat in parliament. I wonder why? I would have voted for them…

(via The IIM Thalleh, and Wikipedia)

Join and split pdfs on the Mac

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2009 at 08:41

Just another one of the Mac’s awesome semi-hidden features: OS X has Python script that merges pdfs from the command line.

Located at “/System/Library/Automator/Combine PDF Pages.action/Contents/Resources”, the join.py script takes the pdf file names as input and produces a merged document!

Usage: ./join.py –o <file> <inputfile1> <inputfile2> [–append] [–shuffle] [–preview] [–verbose]

Macs rule! 😀

(I remember reading somewhere that UNIX has a similar script. Can anyone confirm/locate it?)

The Girl Effect

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2009 at 03:09

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