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money and sex posted: Sat 2011-09-03 06:57:43 tags: dreams
dream 1, I went to pay for something and had no cash and my debit card was declined. dream 3, I was at a meetup sort of party around DC and one of the women (shades of dreamwings or garon or nurse girl) was way too interested in how easy it is to get a couple call girls in the cities. I know THAT you can, I don't know WHERE you can; I know that calls are made, I don't know to whom. We may have shaded there by way of dream 2, in which we had a cavernous office suite, all variously carpeted but parts also... (...more)
Notepad++ replace (with) line-break posted: Fri 2011-09-02 09:50:01 tags: npp, work
Fell in love with Notepad++ almost immediately when we met, but with so much power there's always bound to be something that falls short of total intuitivity. In today's instance, we had a block of comma-separated list elements with no line breaks, and we wanted to replace each comma with a comma and a line-break. Assuming a Windows environment, where the conventional line-break is actually two control characters in sequence: carriage-return (CR) and linefeed (LF), well-known to programmers as "CRLF". W... (...more)
mileage posted: Thu 2011-09-01 07:34:06 tags: fitness
Phosphoros ate last night's update, so here's teh gist:
Session 12, 3.3mi in ~50m30s, peaking at 6.3mph? 1.5 laps at ~4.8mph; one lap half at ~5.7-5.8, then easing off to finish the second half at 4.7-4.8.

2 years ago, the day "the girls" and I moved from Three Lakes Circle to Park Place, I weighed in at 168-170#. I know when I visited Danielle last winter I weighed in the 190s, don't think I tipped over to 200 but I think it was close.

what's wrong with my rss? posted: Tue 2011-08-30 14:16:48 tags: phosphoros
1.) Browse to mindfire.net with Safari 2.) Click the RSS icon in the address bar 3.) Note how only one entry (truncated to 100 characters by design) appears in the feed. 4.) Browse to the How Babby is Formed blog and click the Safari address bar's RSS icon. 5.) Note how the Safari feed contains more than one item, and not trunc'ed. Hrm. Also, I thought through my tag-data management strategy pretty thoroughly, so now that I'm starting to get interested in aggregate tag analysis it'd be nice to actua... (...more)
chunking big lists in ACC2K, revisited posted: Tue 2011-08-30 09:49:55 tags: database
As previously noted, Access 2000's TOP clause is the cognate of MySQL's LIMIT clause. Now let's say, having selected and contacted the first 1000 contacts from a big table, you want to isolate the next block of 1000 contacts. The way not to accomplish this, is construct a query like SELECT email FROM contacts WHERE email NOT IN (    SELECT TOP 1000 email FROM contacts ) The NOT IN clause is just horribly inefficient and slow. If you're picking the TOP 1000 records, and your list... (...more)