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L'├ęcole de l'├ętrange

Ever since discovering Jean Ray in 2012 anthology The Weird I've found myself enchanted with the Belgium branch of weird fiction. However, despite weird fiction's cultish popularity in America, very few of the French language weird fiction works have been translated into English. Weird Fiction Review however has at times featured outstanding stories from Marcel Schwob, Jean Muno, and Jean Ray. However, in terms of books that are available in print, there remain only a few. This is a list of books originally in French that have been translated into English and remain available today.

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

"Who Let the Dogs Out?" is a existential piece by the philosophers in the late 90's known as the Baha Men. In this metaphorical treatise, they ask the rhetorical question: who let the dogs out? In other words, much like Hume's Problem of Induction, they're asking: why does cause proceed effect?

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Ruby Tip of the Day: ensure return

Here's a problem that I ran into recently in Ruby. Let's say you had the following method:

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Ruby Tip of the Day: #tap

Have you ever encountered the following problem: you go to find out what's being returned by a method that's being called several places but you can't find a good place to add a puts? For example, let's say you had the following method called #full_name that's being called in 10 different places. How do you find what's being returned by #full_name in each instance with writing only one puts?

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