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I was bored one day and noticed that the an(6) program wasn’t in Red Hat’s repos. So I wrote a Perl script to talk to the Internet Anagram Server’s HTTP interface:
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use HTTP::Client; use URI::Escape; my $client = HTTP::Client->new(); my $string = uri_escape(join(" ", @ARGV)); my $document = $client->get("http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=" . $string . "&t=1000&a=n"); my $start = index($document, "Anagrams for: $string</h3>"); my $end = index($document, '<bottomlinks>'); my $relevant = substr($document, $start, ($end - $start)); $relevant =~ s/<.*>//g; print $relevant;
So I’ve decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I’ve so far gotten a new generic template up and running on my server. Don’t bother trying to hit this URL from your browser – it won’t work outside my LAN.
I’m making my own photoblog. And I need to come up with a name. For some reason Pete’s Pixels is the best I can come up with. But I haven’t a clue who Pete is. 😛 So come up with a name for my photoblog. 🙂
I’ve been reading the photographic fora lately for advice and such. I posted a question about relative IQ between older FD lenses with converter and newer EF lenses. A pompous asshole answered.
He said, “Why are you trying to use old FD lenses? They’re crap on EOS cameras.” I said, “I have them and can’t afford EF lenses. Look at my options for a 50mm: (1) my current FD 50mm f/1.4 with adaptor, (2) the EF 50mm f/1.8 for $120, (3) the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM for $360, or (4) the EF 50mm f/1.2L for $900. I could maybe afford the $120 lens if I had to but is there really that much IQ difference?” He said, “Option one is crap because of the adaptor. Option two is crap because the lens has a plastic barrel and no USM. Option 3 is crap because the AF quits working after 3 months. Clearly option 4 is the right answer.” I said, “Right but $900 is not in my price range.” He said, “Then why are you in photography? Try stamp collecting – it’s cheaper.”
Dismissive assholes like this really don’t help me to want to take more pictures. I was looking for advice on whether or not I should be concerned about using FD lenses on my EOS camera from an IQ perspective, not whether or not I was worthy to own a camera. 😦
This was on msn.com this morning:
It’s always a bad day when Teen Death, France Shootings, and Santorum all happen.
I love baking, but it’s too f-ing hot outside. So, I’ll just live vicariously through this girl.
You should all know by now that I spend a good deal of time working on my embroidery. I learn about my craft through looking at other people’s work. My favorite sites include Craftster, Feeling Stitching, and most of all, mrxstitch. They have cool stuff, and this. Notice anything? That’s right, I made that. That’s my work. And it’s on mrxstitch. FUCKING AWESOME! If you’re too lazy to click the link, this is what I made.