Archive: 2005-04

  • Levenshtein and Metaphone

    No, it’s not the title of an early 20th-century Russian play, but of a couple of word-comparison algorithms which I have implemented in Ruby. Both are fairly simple, though I was gratified to note that my Ruby implementation of Metaphone was about a third of the length of the Apache Group’s Java version.

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  • Summertime

    We changed to summer time last weekend. What a pointless activity! Why must people have such fixed schedules that they rely on the government to tell them when to get up?

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