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regular expression PHP example for non-programmers

When asked to help a friend make an easy way to parse a web page, I suggested using regular expressions. PHP is currently my language of choice, so in a few minutes I hacked together a well-documented (in my opinion) php script that will pull apart a table in an otherwise very messy web page.  […]

uselog demo with jquery

With a focus on interactive video search for a thesis topic, having a dynamic environment is critical.  Within my lab and in my own research, a web-based environment has been the platform of choice.  This way we don't have to worry about specific operating systems, compiling with the right set of binaries, and dealing with […]

NJ Transit Mobile Scheduler

Not everyone has the funds or interest in browsing the somewhat slower internet connections you experience on on cell phones, so there are quite a few mobile-texting applications that have sprung up. Of course, this implies that you can send a quick SMS message from your phone, but in my opinion this action is much […]

adding a cablebox to mythtv

  1. have a working DVR, who cares... Referred to as the 'digital crush', analog broadcasts will supposedly end in the US on February 17, 2009.  Few people I know are using over the air (i.e. no cable) set-ups, but for those who are, you can get two coupons for $40 each towards an over-the-air receiver […]

guaranteed unique facebook image

Tired of people mocking your profile photos?  Don't have photographic evidence that you were a child?  If so, just crop out a bunch of your faces and then mathematically combine them for others' viewing [dis]pleasure. Start with any photos you want, cut out your face (roughly) and paste to a new file.  Tiff is the […]