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Identicons are those odd graphics you see next to peoples' names in comments. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide...
It's hard to concentrate when you're tired and cranky, so I wasted some time writing a simple calculator in several different languages.
Here's a VBA script that I'm using to train Spamassassin from Outlook. It saves out email messages to a file server where messages are used to train the filter. The problem here is that Outlook doesn't save EML (MIME format) files. You can save messages as text, but lately, spammers have been loading messages with a lot of chaff text that looks like regular email. You can't train with that, because it might cause the filter to start mis-identifying legit email as spam.
I bought this several months back, and finally installed it on the Linux box. It works, sort of. ATSC (HDTV terrestrial broadcast) works fine. FM Radio does not. More info:
This is an outline I'm going to use to fix up a mass email script for Outlook that I'm working on. It was kinda elegant and explains how to do some cooperative multitasking with Visual Basic for Applications.
As you might imagine, there are a lot of mass email tools for Outlook. See Mass Mail Tools for Outlook, but this first version had some special needs (it was a huge list), and the second one I'd like to give to others, so a simplified, stripped down tool is best.
There's this Japanese word "mottainai" which was used on an almost daily basis when I was growing up. It means "don't be wasteful", particularly with regard to "stuff" and energy.
Often, when you have MS Access in a small office, and have done the right thing and split the database into a backend of tables and frontend of queries, reports, and forms, you end up with changes to the objects in multiple files. The trickiest is comparing queries, because the query object is modified if even a column width is changed. You need to dig deeper and compare queries.
I was thinking about how facebook updates parse out the url, then construct a nice looking preview. I think what it takes is scanning the textarea for a url, and then using ajax to tell the server to fetch a summary of the page at the url. get the data back, and insert it into a template, and reveal it.
(I’m not an expert in this.) Here’s some info about the computer junk universe.
I created a PNG that was bright red, but in Firefox, it is a duller red. The fix was to remove the color profile from the PNG by using the tool TweakPNG.
Main> nameGame "alonzo" "alonzo, alonzo bo blonzo bonana fanna fo flonzo fee fy mo mlonzo, alonzo" Main> nameGame "haskell" "haskell, haskell bo baskell bonana fanna fo faskell fee fy mo maskell, haskell"LOLz. Here's some real beginner-level source code for a version of the "Name Game". The Name Game was a song from way back. It's silly.
Sources after the jump.
While writing a template for spam, I learned the following about mobile email formatting.
This tutorial explains how to make the "LOLCats" or "Meme" font so popular with the kids today.
A couple years ago I tried to learn Haskell and dropped the study. I'm not sure what happened, but it's really hard to find a solid block of time to study it.