Monthly Archives: November 2008

Who ya gonna call?

Spotted on Queen Street, metro busters are called to clean up the Santa parade carnage. The Santa ghost had long gone, leaving behind masses of people, distressed children, and a whirlwind of litter.

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Trim

I despise hair-dressers. As a teenager my mother would take me to the hairdresser on a semi-regular basis. And every time the hairdresser would tell me my hair was too flat, too knotty, had split-ends, had too much volume, had … Continue reading

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Arrr!

The other day I was refining my propagating skills by taking cuttings from two corokia plants we had bought for my new hedge. Beau observing my newfound gardening talent suddenly states “You can’t do that!”. “Do what?”, I asked, as … Continue reading

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Damn it! I’ve lost my keys

I spotted the following extract on the feedback page in the latest AA Directions magazine: If you own a ‘remote locking’ car and for some silly reason you lock it with the keys inside, you can ring any person who … Continue reading

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Damn it! I’ve lost my keys

I spotted the following extract on the feedback page in the latest AA Directions magazine: If you own a ‘remote locking’ car and for some silly reason you lock it with the keys inside, you can ring any person who … Continue reading

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Regular Expression Fail

Spotted on sorted.org.nz: Ooops. Just as well they didn’t do a replace with something more appropriate. Still, better call Perl to the rescue: perl -i -pe ‘s/(\b$filteredWords\b)/XXX/gxis’ content.txt

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Bow before me, for I am txting-man

Another Monday, and I’ve convinced myself that it would be a good idea to go out for a lunchtime run in the rain. After conquering Mt Eden, I head back up Mt Eden Road on the homeward stretch sodden by … Continue reading

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