Archive for March 2005

realtime view on grep text transformations

I would love to have a program that would let me see a realtime view of the results of a grep transform over CSV or tab delimited data. That would seriously rock. Like web-kit preview in BBEdit.

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inhumanly prompt

Dave M, this one is for you : http://alienlovespredator.com/index.php?id=12

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subscription to America

Holy fucking hell, our bill came for our subscription to america: the tragic comedy. How do I cancel this? Oh, I can’t. Bummer. Well, don’t spend it all on one oil rig, jackass.

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screenprinting DIY

attention iPod competitors:

My parents just bought a shuffle. Game over, people. Just put your half baked circuit boards down and go figure out some other niché.

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project status tools

I’d like to be able to update my project status for small projects and large ongoing projects with one publishing platform, and have RSS and XMLRPC so I can edit with marsedit, subscribe with NNW, et cetera…

On the Mac, ahem.

Ideally I could have a wiki page for longer term static content on the top half of a page and then an blog/XMLRPC component that would let me post updates as a changelog kind of scenario. Right now I’m running a wordpress-mediawiki combo, and I’m trying to resolve what the best workflow is… which information goes on which platform.

I just wish you could subscribe to a mediawiki page easily.. maybe I missed it, but it wasn’t glaringly easy to find. On phpWiki, when it was working correctly, there was a feed for each page, then i think it moved to the “changes to this page” page. Not very intuitive for someone who just wants to keep track of changes to a project.

WordPress has a “pages” component now, which are like blog entries but are off the chronology of the regular blog posts. They have special URL names, so they live within the stylings of your blog, and can be edited by the blog website behind the login. The downside here is that you lose the wikiness of it not being a wiki. Yes, you get access control, but you also lose a lot of the instantaneous feel of a wiki. Also, how does this work with Marsedit? Do they even show up? If they do, do they fall off after a certain amount of time? I really really like this idea of pages living inside of my blog. It solves a lot of problems, but, I think you’re going to have to pry marsedit from my cold, dead fingers. Do I have to lobby Ranchero to consider a special case for these kinds of content pages for wordpress? Does XMLRPC even know wtf to do with these kinds of “pages” within wordpress?

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DIY teleprompter text reverserator

Ok, no more theorizing, here’s The teleprompter text reverserator, version 1. Please download it and run it on your own box. It will run a bajillion times faster on your machine than it does running on my poor old slow g4 server at home. Thanks for all the help and inspiration… :)

Update: Phillip Torrone of MAKEblog posted about one of the teleprompter projects…

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b-side wins again

As promised: DJ Spooky, Dave Lombardo, Vernon Reid, Chuck D, Oh yeah, and Jack Dangers’ new ep from “Drums Of Death” – “B-Side Wins Again”

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cheap diy teleprompter – hack a day – www.hackaday.com

cheap diy teleprompter – hack a day – www.hackaday.com: “”

(Via hackaday.)

Holy crap that’s badass. Wait, didn’t I see some functions in php that will reverse a string? ok, couple that with Font Forge, and do a one-time select-all;flip horizontally;save as “backward courier” or whatever… then throw your text into a form, have PHP perform the string manipulation and output a series of graphics using the backwards font, right justified…. ah, man.. that would eliminate the need for special software to capture screens. I wonder if there’s a javascript snippet out there to scroll a page at a measured pace? Probably. Bing! I was also wondering if it would be possible to use a treo as the output screen. it’s certainly a smaller size; it would eliminate the need to place a rig on top of a laptop screen. Save that for stage 2. :)

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transparent screens

This is what we do with all the free time we have not battling the latest virus, zing
Transparent Screens
Thanks, Johnny!

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podcasting: Sparks! for Mac OS X

Pod on: “

This one is for Steve… The Doc Searls Weblog reports:

Pod on

I see by changes at the BlogMatrix site that OS X (April 05, it says) and Linux versions appear to be in the works. Thanks to CubicGarden for the pointer.

(Via musings.)

Irony: no rss feed for that product page. :) But, thank you! I’ll pass this along to the correct party.

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Incredibly Stupid

Just so you know, I’m not that Steve Cooley. I’m not the District Attorney of Los Angeles.

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php tools to work with PDB files

Posting from treo

Testes… One… Two… Three?

Update: Wow, Plogit worked the first time I tried it. It ain’t fancy, but it works.

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treo 650

ooooof. yes. Powerful. Mature OS. amazing screen. acceptable photos. free ssh!

so long danger hiptop… you disappointed me sorely, I’ll never return. Say hi to the magic cap for me… in the PDA graveyard. It was the politics and greed that killed you.

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