Author Archives: pyrolupus

About pyrolupus

Writer, father, teacher, programmer, performer. And I make some mean pancakes, too.

ZoomIt Rocks!

I stumbled across something tonight that will make my life better: ZoomIt by Mark Russinovich (of SysInternals fame). I teach technical classes, and the fact that I can zoom in and draw directly on screen (especially on a window full … Continue reading

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Spoiled on Opera

I’ve been using Opera as my primary browser off and on for several years, now. I just keep coming back to it, primarily because of its speed. I’ve been using the Opera 10 Alpha for a number of weeks, and … Continue reading

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Real State of Our Union, Part 1

I’ve begun writing a collection of my thoughts about the problems that we presently face in these United States.  I have not edited, proofed, or censored these writings. Allow me to start with Politics. Politicians have too much power. This … Continue reading

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Watermelon Pancakes

My two-year-old, who normally eats very little if anything at all, just ate three pancakes! I also had some, and I must admit that they were awfully tasty. We ate them all up in one sitting!

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jQuery Detector Overkill

With the ideas, help, and suggestions of some very smart folks, I’ve been able to put together a userscript that displays whether jQuery is used on the current page—along with version—and can also load jQuery into the current page by … Continue reading

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Microsoft on Windows 2008 and Linux

Microsoft would like us to believe it can help us “See How Windows Server 2008 Stacks up versus Linux.” Let me see, how can I can sum up the entire site for you…

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Email Validation RegExp

I had to search my desktop files and email history for forty minutes before I turned this up: var rfc2822 = /^[\w!#$%&’*+/=?^`{|}~-]+(?:\.[\w!#$%&’*+/=?^`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])*)+\.(?:[a-z]{2,4}|museum|travel)$/i; That’s a JavaScript variable declaration, but the RegExp is valid for Perl and can be quickly translated for … Continue reading

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Not wasting (my) time

I wasn’t getting enough sleep or anything done around the corners of my life, so I created a blog. I figured it was the most productive thing I could do with my free time. I read somewhere–was it V?–who said … Continue reading

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