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November 21, 2011

Javascript from the command line

In Linux and Windows. (Goodbye Cscript!)

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May 26, 2010

Writing applications for 2G phones

Not fancy apps, but they'll work with billions of phones.

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February 26, 2009

Restoring context to shortened URLs in Twitter

Giving me a better idea what tweets are pointing at.

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January 17, 2009

Displaying a message box from the Windows command line

With no special software or compiling; just a little scripting.

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November 12, 2008

Compress those podcasts!

A simple step that podcasters can take to make their work easier to listen to.

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May 1, 2008

My favorite bookmarklets

Bookmarklets to search a website, navigate it, and see what links to it.

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April 22, 2008

Windows command line text processing with Javascript

Or, technically, with JScript.

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April 9, 2008

Two-side printing on a one-sided printer

Use less paper, carry around less paper.

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March 3, 2008

Batch processing of image files

For free, with ImageMagick.

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February 25, 2008

Simple flowcharts in Excel

And OpenOffice Calc.

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December 16, 2007

Stopping phone spam

In the U.S., at least.

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October 19, 2007

Command line from Windows Explorer and vice versa

And an Xubuntu equivalent.

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September 28, 2007

Converting an XML document's encoding

With a very brief XSLT stylesheet.

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September 14, 2007

Using Word for command line conversion of DOC files to XML

Or to RTF, or to whatever.

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August 16, 2007

How to tell if a forwarded email is a hoax

Important warning! Please forward to everyone you know!

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August 14, 2007

Getting started with Subversion

The basics of the popular version control system.

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June 18, 2007

Emacs: good (and how to create a foreign characters menu)

Foreign to me, at least.

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December 29, 2006

Generating a single, globally unique ID

One that's XML-compliant and not too long.

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September 20, 2006

w2k batch file programming

Windows batch files have come a long way since I last paid attention.

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September 8, 2006

A great feature in AltaVista, alltheweb, and Ask.com, but not in Google

Searching by date.

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June 20, 2006

A nice Windows alternative to Acrobat Reader

A recent Adobe Acrobat Reader Acrobat upgrade gave me a little too much extra time for Adobe's own good.

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May 16, 2006

Download as spreadsheet

A one-line text file tells your web server to send a directory's HTML files as "spreadsheets".

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May 12, 2006

Minor new email

A mail productivity trick.

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April 14, 2006

Large eBay items without the shipping cost

And, look them over before bidding on them. Some patience required.

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March 3, 2006

Easy, professional-looking websites with open source CSS

And, they work well with straightforward XHTML.

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February 20, 2006

Making hot sauce

Learning a new technology.

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