Lua os.execute on Windows
When you are using environment variables that contain paths with spaces, you have to use quotes. But when os.execute runs a command that starts with a quote it somehow removes it… but apparently adding another pair of quotes around the whole thing helps. os.execute( '""%ProgramFiles%"\\Notepad++\\notepad++"' )
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Despite a swarm of hand-waving vision-painters and post-hoc vision-claimers,...– Severo M. Ornstein from “Computing in the Middle Ages: A View from the Trenches 1955-1983” (link)
Visual C++ 2010, why the hate?
On the 5th of December, the Visual C++ team put a video on their blog about the future of Visual C++. You can watch it here but it is rather boring if you ask me: (link). It gathered a lot of comments complaining about how bad Visual C++ 2010 was, and the very next day InfoQ made a summary here: (link). This summary got some more negative comments (and a bit of support too). Today, the InfoQ...
A Google docs spreadsheet inside a document?
That would be convenient but that doesn’t seem to be possible at the moment, so here is a workaround: on the spreadsheet, select “File - Download as - HTML”. That won’t actually download anything but open a new tab in your browser. Now, select the whole thing (ctrl-a), copy (ctrl-c), go to the document, and paste (ctrl-v).