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5 Regular Expressions Every Web Programmer Should Know - I’m Mike
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:10 pm EDT, Oct 13, 2008

So, without further ado, here are the five regular expressions that I have found the most useful for day-to-day web programming tasks.

5 Regular Expressions Every Web Programmer Should Know - I’m Mike

Saturday Night Live - Palin / Biden Debate
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:40 pm EDT, Oct  5, 2008

I believe marriage is meant to be a scared institution be a between 2 unwilling teenagers. But don't think I don't I tolerate gay people because I do. I tolerate them with all my heart.


Saturday Night Live - Palin / Biden Debate

SB Email #200
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:38 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

Somewhere Compy is crying. In hell.

Who would have thought the Poopsmith could sing so well?

PS: I call Jill the Poopsmith when its her night to clean the cat's litter box. In fact the entire process is described in our household as "poopsmithing."

SB Email #200

Rendell: Palin doesn’t ‘have a clue’ - Andy Barr -
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:38 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell dismissed Sarah Palin’s assessment that the country could be facing another Great Depression Wednesday, saying that the Alaska governor simply “didn’t have a clue” how to answer a question on the economy.

“She doesn’t give answers any more than Senator McCain does,” Rendell said on MSNBC. “The answer to that question is, we can avoid a Great Depression by doing things to stimulate the economy. And that’s one area where McCain and Palin have no ideas.”

“Governor Palin, in her response, didn't have a clue. She should have pivoted and said, ‘Well, the best way to avoid this becoming a depression is to jumpstart the economy, and here's how we're going to do it.’ They don't have an idea to jumpstart the economy.”

Rendell: Palin doesn’t ‘have a clue’ - Andy Barr -

HTML Purifier - Filter your HTML the standards-compliant way!
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:34 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

HTML Purifier is a great library to integrate with existing CMSes and other applications or WYSIWYG editors. Currently, we have plugins for these applications:

* Phorum (in use at our very own forums!)
* MODx
* Drupal by Bart Jansens
* Wordpress by John Godley
* Joomla by Double D
* CodeIgniter by Andy Mathijs

HTML Purifier - Filter your HTML the standards-compliant way!

Nathan Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:32 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

Nathan Road is the main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong that goes in a south-north direction from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mong Kok. It is lined with shops, restaurants and tourists, and was known in the post-World War II years as the Golden Mile, a name that is now rarely used. It starts on the southern part of Kowloon at its junction with Salisbury Road, a few metres north of Victoria Harbour, and ends at its intersection with Boundary Street in the north.

Was In Hong Kong last week for business. Spent an afternoon walking through Kowloon and visiting the night market. Awesome trip and I'll post the photos to Smugmug soon. However I do recall seeing signs saying "Man's pleasure $360." Ahhh Asia...

Nathan Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ancient Egyptian multiplication
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:28 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

Peasant multiplication, or Russian peasant multiplication uses an algorithm similar to Egyptian multiplication.

* Write the two numbers (A and B) you wish to multiply, each at the head of a column.
* Starting with A, divide by 2, flooring the quotient, until there is nothing left to divide. Write the series of results under A.
* Starting with B, keep doubling until you have doubled it as many times as you divided the first number. Write the series of results under B.
* Add up all the numbers in the B-column that are next to an odd number in the A-column. This gives you the result.

Example: 27 times 82


Ran into this a reference to this from a paper on ALU design. Wild!

Ancient Egyptian multiplication

memestreams - Google Search
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:27 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

Before Memestreams there was another memestreams. Go figure. Kind of like before there was Scrawlr there was a span serving domain named scrawlr...

memestreams - Google Search - £229 Acer Aspire One Netbook,
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:26 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

The Aspire one is great for getting things done: whether you're checking your mail, managing your online bank account or chatting with friends, the Aspire one offers a simple, intuitive Linux interface that clearly organizes everything you need to surf, work or simply have fun.

The pre-installed software is separated by functions and presented in 4 distinct areas on the screen - Connect, Works, Fun and Files - that is so simple it's impossible to get confused: the easier it is to get things done, the simpler it is to enjoy life.

The problem with most of these is the odd distros on them. Package management and the other features I've grown to know and are missing at times! - £229 Acer Aspire One Netbook,

Netbook review roundup: Eee PC 1000H and the Acer Aspire One
Topic: Miscellaneous 12:24 am EDT, Oct  1, 2008

PC Magazine has an in-depth look at the Acer Aspire One this week. The magazine gives the little computer high marks for its bright screen, but low marks for its keyboard. The keyboard is a bit larger than the one on an Eee PC 900, but the reviewer says it feels just as cramped.

The Aspire One is at the head of the class when it comes to expandability thanks to its 2 separate memory card readers (one is a dedicated SD card slot that you can use for additional system storage, while the other is a 5-in-1 card reader for transferring files from one computer to another), but comes with less storage than the Eee PC 900/901/1000, the MSI Wind, or the HP Mini-Note. The computer also has a tiny 24Wh hour battery. That’s nearly half the capacity of the 42Wh battery that ships with the Eee PC.

Probably the best part of th ereview is a nifty chart comparing the Aspire One with several other computes. It wins hands down when it comes to price and processor. But Acer is going to have a hard time making the case for the Aspire One once the similarly priced MSI Wind Linux notebook is available.

Elswhere in the mini-laptop world, Laptop Magazine published a complete review of the Eee PC 1000H today. One thing that surprised me was the revelation that the Eee PC 1000H is a bit larger than the MSI Wind Notebook. Both computers hae a 10 inch screen, but the Eee PC is both larger and half a pound heavier at 3.2 pounds. Sure, I probably could have figured those things out by reading the specs, but sometimes you need a real person with real eyes to look at the thing and report how it looks in real life.null

I want a netbook. Badly!

Netbook review roundup: Eee PC 1000H and the Acer Aspire One

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