Archive for November, 2004

Generate Random List of CSV Field Data

Monday, November 29th, 2004

This clip will take a selection of data contained in a comma separated file (without quotes) and reorder those fields in a random fashion.

HTML: Remove & and replace with &amp

Monday, November 29th, 2004

It is often necessary to replace the & character with the entity & to get validated (x)html. This clip will replace all appropriate ampersands excluding those that are part of defined character entities.

Remove Lines with Numbers

Monday, November 29th, 2004

This regex loop will remove all lines that contain only numbers on them. There is a quirk so that it won’t work correctly on one pass, so I loop it to get it to work correctly. ; by don at ; removes all numbers on a line ; for some reason the regex doesn’t […]

Calculate Splits for a 5 Kilometer Race

Monday, November 29th, 2004

I regularly have to create target splits for a five kilometer (5K or 5,000 Meter) race. This clip creates even mile splits based upon a target finish time.

Find Sub-string in Longer String

Monday, November 29th, 2004

These may display very funny for some people because of the use of the pre html tag.

Notetab Clips

Monday, November 29th, 2004

I am a big fan of NoteTab, a text editor on steroids. I use the pro version of this software, but there is also a free, no nags or advertisements, light version available. One of my favorite features of Notetab is the clips (and I will save a bunch I wrote/write here)

The ESP Game- fun time waster

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

The ESP Game claims to be labeling the web. It is a “game” where you see images and with a partner have to guess words in common. They disallow certain words for most images, including often the obvious words. The tricks seem to be to guess the word in the top left if it isn’t […]

Marqui Buys Blog Posts

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

This article from points out an attempt by an advertiser to get regular references to their product/site from regular high traffic bloggers. Unless it is a clearly disclosed situation, I would be offended to find a post I am reading turns out to be a paid ad. The company says that the blogger can […]

Paint Shop Pro 9

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Having tried this new excellent program for a couple of weeks now I have found some super new additions and improvements. Number one for me was that you can now create easy vertical text and borders. The optimisation of images for use on the web is also improved. It loads a lot faster than version […]

Google buys Keyhole Interactive World Maps

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

For just $30 a year for a consumer, or $600 a year for commercial users, you can use Keyhole, an interactive mapping solution that gives you zoomable high definition images of the earth. I can see where a realtor for example, may benefit from being able to show a site to a prospective buyer. I […]

More Efforts to Shut Down File Sharing

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

The recording industry, encouraged by favorable treatment from the most liberal federal bench in the US Appeals system, has filed a petition with the US Supreme Court, seeking to hold file sharing software companies responsible for the sharing done by clients of the company. Among Monday’s petitioners siding with the entertainment companies were the Association […]

Comments on Our Site

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Tired of being blog spammed (or blammed as it is known), we have decided to work on a new method to stop the automatic submission of comments. While we are working on it I have disabled our comment feature. We are getting hammered one per ten seconds at the moment. At least this way I […]

Google Calculator

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Google has a calculator built into it’s search engine. I never knew that. If you type “meters in mile” for example, it will give you the answer. You can also type typical math problems such as (2*4)+9 and the answer will appear. You can also ask it to return definitions. Type “define: google” for example, […]

Mesh Network WiFi by Big Brother

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

A fascinating article on the use of WiFi networks to relay messages via remote control cameras in high crime neighborhoods. New Orleans reports significant drops in crime. Of course then the question is how much standard monitoring do we as a free society tolerate? Do we have an expectation of privacy when we look around […]

Flu Vaccine – does your nose know?

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

A current study is underway to compare nasal flu vaccine to injections. Ironically, there is a big “scare” in the US this year because the flu shot is in very limited quantity because of a manufacturing problem. What people don’t know is that the mist for nasal inhaling is readily available. Of course, until this […]

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