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Daniel Morrison - The Road to Randomness
random_finders plugin for Rails that makes selecting a random row from a table easy. (Also see the comments for another, possibly better way to do it.)
ruby  rails  plugin  database  random 
march 2008 by mcmire
ActiveRecord: the Visual Basic of Object Relational Mappers at Pervasive Code
ActiveRecord (like Visual Basic) makes it easy to do the easy things, and impossible to do the hard things.
ruby  rails  annoyances  opinion  blog-entry  activerecord  sql  database 
march 2008 by mcmire
Automatically — err.the_blog
Automigrate plugin for Rails -- spells the end of separate migrate files!
rails  plugins  database  migrations 
february 2008 by mcmire
Rails Plugin: easier-indexes | Archives | codablog | Coda Hale
Adds :index => true|false to possible options for a column.... I wonder if this is in Rails 2.0 though?
rails  plugin  migrations  database 
february 2008 by mcmire
Visualize your Rails schema
UmlDumper takes a database schema and generates an ERD in XML (UML) format (for importing into a UML program)
ruby  rails  programming  schema  diagram  erd  database  uml 
august 2007 by mcmire
A Reply to Some Standard Objections to Euthanasia
By John Shand, for the Journal for Applied Philosophy. Answers to some arguments against euthanasia.
paper5  engl122  research  article  database  euthanasia  right-to-die  pro 
april 2007 by mcmire
The Pro-Life Argument from Substantial Identity: A Defence.
By Patrick Lee, for Bioethics (Jun. 2004), 18(3), 249-63. Really deep arguments about when a person is a person, and why humans are different from animals.
engl122  paper5  article  database  PatrickLee  personhood  human  dignity  response  pro-life 
april 2007 by mcmire
Medically, At What Point Are We Dead?
By Karen R. Long for the Seattle Times, Nov. 14, 1999. Discusses definition of brain death.
engl122  paper5  article  database  research  bioethics  death  medical 
april 2007 by mcmire
Philosophy of Death: Bioethicist Peter Singer's Views on Euthanasia Foment Debate
By Paula Span. A fairly THOROUGH story on the controversy surrounding Peter Singer and his ventures into animal rights and medical ethics. <Washington Post (D.C.), Dec. 9, 1999>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  bioethics  euthanasia  death  animal-rights  story 
april 2007 by mcmire
Professor: OK to Kill Disabled Infants
By Tom Fahey. Covers infanticide views of Peter Singer, and responses from the right of life side. <New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH), October 6, 2001>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  bioethics  infanticide  death  euthanasia  value-of-life  right-to-life 
april 2007 by mcmire
Confronting an Embryonic Issue
By Jon Turney. <The Times Higher Education Supplement no. 607 (June 22 1984) p. 10>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  bioethics  fertilization-in-vitro 
april 2007 by mcmire
The False Philosophy of Peter Singer
By Jenny Teichman. <The New Criterion v. 11 (April 1993) p. 25-30>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  philosophy  utilitarianism  morality  external 
april 2007 by mcmire
Peter Singer and "Lives Not Worth Living"
By Per Sundstrom. A criticism against Singer's argument that, just as a broken leg should be mended to improve the owner's life, a life that is not worth living should be terminated. <Journal of Medical Ethics v. 21 (February 1995) p. 35-8>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  philosophy  utilitarianism  morality  euthanasia  death  bioethics  value-of-life  external 
april 2007 by mcmire
Forbes Fights Singer's New Princeton Post
By Jon Marcus. Story featuring Steve Forbes, a multimillionaire who is one of many protesters against Singer's recent appointment as professor of bioethics at Princeton. <The Times Higher Education Supplement no. 1397 (August 13 1999) p. 36>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  story 
april 2007 by mcmire
The Dangerous Philosopher
By Michael Specter. Biography on Peter Singer, his recently appointed post at Princeton, and a summary/history of his radical views on the value of human life. <The New Yorker v. 75 no. 25 (September 6 1999) p. 46-50+>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  biography  bioethics  utilitarianism  morality  philosophy  animal-rights  euthanasia  death  infanticide 
april 2007 by mcmire
Life and Death at Princeton
By George F. Will. Australian philosopher Peter Singer has been appointed to a tenured professorship of bioethics at Princeton. (summary of his views) <Newsweek v. 134 no. 11 (September 13 1999) p. 80+>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  euthanasia  death  infanticide  abortion  bioethics  philosophy  utilitarianism  morality  value-of-life  animal-rights 
april 2007 by mcmire
Princeton's Gradgrind
The appointment of Australian philosopher Peter Singer to the chair of bioethics at Princeton University has provoked considerable controversy. (...brief summary on Singer's views) <Commonweal v. 126 no. 16 (September 24 1999) p. 5-6>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  euthanasia  death  utilitarianism  morality  bioethics  philosophy 
april 2007 by mcmire
I Say Tomato, You Say . . . Child-Slayer
By Jennifer Wallace. Interview with Peter Singer on his views on bioethics, his position at Princeton, and the death threats that he has received. <The Times Higher Education Supplement no. 1407 (October 22 1999) p. 21>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  interview  bioethics  infanticide  death  euthanasia 
april 2007 by mcmire
My Family and Other Animals
By Kam Patel. An interview with Peter Singer on his involvement i animal rights, his books, issues his readers have raised, and his mother, who has Alzheimer's. <The Times Higher Education Supplement no. 1424 (February 25 2000) p. II>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  bioethics  interview  animal-rights 
april 2007 by mcmire
Why Are We Afraid of Peter Singer?
By Jeff Sharlet. An overview of the controversial philosophies of Peter Singer, who now holds a chair in bioethics at Princeton University, is presented. <The Chronicle of Higher Education v. 46 no. 27 (March 10 2000) p. A21-3>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  philosophy  euthanasia  death  bioethics  external 
april 2007 by mcmire
Equality Does Not Entail Equality Across Species
By Roger Fjellstrom. Critique of Peter Singer's view that equality across species is a natural extension of equality. <Environmental Ethics v. 24 no. 4 (Winter 2002) p. 339-52>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  equality  bioethics 
april 2007 by mcmire
Is Singer's Ethics Speciesist?
By Roger Fjellstrom. In an itellectual criticism of Singer's ethical theories, Fjellstrom posits that Singer's views do betray favoritism toward humans, and therefore are inconsistent, though not illogical. <Environmental Values 12.1 (Feb. 2003) p. 91-106
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  bioethics  speciesism  utilitarianism  morality  philosophy 
april 2007 by mcmire
Unspeakable Conversations, or How I Spent One Day as a Token Cripple at Princeton University
By Harriet McBride Johnson. Johnson, a victim of a muscle-eating disease, criticizes Singer's idea that the lives of disabled people are not as worth living as those of healthy people.
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  utilitarianism  morality  philosophy  abortion  euthanasia  death  infanticide  value-of-life  disabled  response 
april 2007 by mcmire
Peter Singer
By Nicholas Fearn. Profile of the Australian utilitarian ethicist and leader of the animal liberation movement, Peter Singer, and his non-humanist spin on utilitarianism. <New Statesman (London) 132 (1996; July 14 2003) p. 25-6>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  utilitarianism  morality  philosophy  biography  animal-rights 
april 2007 by mcmire
The Intrinsic Worth of Persons: Revisiting Peter Singer and His Critics
By Peter J. Colosi. This essay examines various sources of worth intrinsic to persons, and offers an overview of Peter Singer's ethical thought. <Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 15.1/2 (2003) p. 3-22>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  bioethics  moral-theory  value-of-life  Christianity 
april 2007 by mcmire
An Animal's Place
By Michael Pollan. An article featuring Peter Singer's and others' views on vegetarianism. <The New York Times Magazine (November 10 2002) p. 58-65, 100-11>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  article  database  research  vegetarianism  animal-rights 
april 2007 by mcmire
Life in the '90s
By Terry Golway. The writer, opposed to Princeton's decision to hire Singer as professor of bioethics, questions Singer's claim that he is against human suffering, when clearly he is interested in controlling human life. <America 179.6 (Sept. 12 98) p. 4>
engl122  paper5  PeterSinger  animal-rights  article  database 
april 2007 by mcmire
the life of a sysadmin ‽ HOWTO: Recover from old MySQL data files
It's simply a matter of moving everything over, directing mysql to the new data through a conf file, and mysqldump'ing
blog-entry  mysql  recovery  database  data  migration  linux  reference 
march 2006 by mcmire
WWW SQL Designer
Create and edit an SQL database schema online. Live demo. Made with PHP and AJAX.
php  ajax  sql  database  schema  web  demo  webdev  editor  server  tools 
october 2005 by mcmire

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