2015 Mar 18, 9:38 2014 Apr 30, 9:12
Clearly the one JS feature we all agree on is ubiquity.
2014 Apr 24, 3:29
The Wall Street Journal was first to report that The Federal Communications Commission will propose new open Internet rules this Thursday that will allow content companies to pay Internet service
providers “for special access to consumers.” Under the new rules, service providers may not block or discriminate against specific websites, but they can charge certain sites or services for
preferential traffic treatment if the ISPs’ discrimination is “commercially reasonable.” Bye-bye, Net Neutrality, and the internet as we know it.
2013 Aug 15, 10:04
PowerShell nicely includes ConvertTo-CSV and ConvertFrom-CSV which allow you to serialize and deserialize your PowerShell objects to and from CSV. Unfortunately the CSV produced by ConvertTo-CSV is
not easily opened by Excel which expects by default different sets of delimiters and such. Looking online you'll find folks who recommend using automation via COM to create a new Excel instance and
copy over the data in that fashion. This turns out to be very slow and impractical if you have large sets of data. However you can use automation to open CSV files with not the default set of
delimiters. So the following isn't the best but it gets Excel to open a CSV file produced via ConvertTo-CSV and is faster than the other options:
$excel = New-Object -ComObject Excel.Application
$xlDelimited=1 # 1 = delimited, 2 = fixed width
$xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote=1 # 1= doublt quote, -4142 = no delim, 2 = single quote
$consequitiveDelim = $False;
$tabDelim = $False;
$semicolonDelim = $False;
$commaDelim = $True;
for more information.
2012 Jul 28, 2:35
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever
public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy.
2012 Jul 28, 12:05
One persons quest to watch the Olympics online.
The location requirements (guessed at via IP address) are irritating. The requirement that you have a particular cable subscription to view video online seems like not network neutrality.
Also this related article:
2012 Apr 18, 6:24
A House subcommittee has passed the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), which would require disclosure from companies about their human rights practices and limit the export of technologies that
“serve the primary purpose of” facilitating government surveillance or censorship to countries designated as “Internet-restricting.”
2011 Dec 7, 11:27 2011 Nov 17, 12:58 2011 Apr 15, 8:13 2011 Feb 25, 2:08 2010 Sep 14, 2:24
Good idea and solves some of the head lamp problems: "...Enter the Hand Lights, a pretty simple and cheap DIY project that puts adjustable lights on your forearms to light whatever is in your hands."
2010 Aug 4, 2:29
Using games for good! Foldit players are solving real biochemistry problems. "Scientists have turned to games for a variety of reasons, having studied virtual epidemics and tracked online communities
and behavior, or simply used games to drum up excitement for the science. But this may be the first time that the gamers played an active role in producing the results, having solved problems in
protein structure through the Foldit game."
2010 Jul 14, 10:24
This would be perfect to hook up to my automated test system. Everytime new tests pass the applause sign flashes.
2010 Jun 29, 6:40
A fan made Kings Quest sequel gets an official go-ahead: "After negotiations, the C&D [cease and desist] has been officially rescinded, and Phoenix Online has been granted a non-commercial license to
release The Silver Lining!"
2010 Mar 17, 7:41
A music site that does creative commons no-DRM mp3 music.
2010 Mar 11, 1:42
2010 Mar 9, 12:09
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (I know them from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) were in this british comedy in the late 90s Spaced. A decade later its still pretty funny.
2010 Jan 29, 11:06 2010 Jan 22, 1:23
Canada's National Film Board gives the successful stats of its website on which you can watch their films.