2 Mar 2003 sjanes71   » (Journeyer)

Regular Expressions     Didn't get much time to play more with these jewels. The first one I'm experimenting with is ([A-Z][a-z]+) ([A-Z][a-z]+), a simple one intended to find "Firstname Lastname". It doesn't handle the multiline Firstname
Lastname case yet, but it certainly does a fairly good job on my e-mail. I can already think of a whole bunch of other cases where it will not match more complicated names like First Middle Last. With some simple scoring, I can filter out most of the spurious matches which is all I really want-- it doesn't have to be perfect. I wonder if there is a catalog of useful regular expressions-- I think I remember one in the Mastering Algorithms in Perl book.

Realtime with Bill Maher     So far, I think it's a better show than his previous show, Politically Incorrect, which was run off the air immediately after 9/11 when he voiced an "unpopular opinion." Perhaps because it's on HBO and not network television is what makes the difference.

Where there is Traffic, There is Innovation     Noticed on the BBC London site they have something called "jamcams" and "sequences"... jamcams are oviously the American equivalent of traffic cameras, but the sequences was something new to me. The sequence is a useful ordering of existing jamcams along a commonly traveled path. I think most traffic sites I've seen in the US only give you a map to pointyclicky.

Life     Up and down. Chaotic. Big ups. So-so downs. I guess I'm averaging up on the "ok" side.

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