August 10th, 2006

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

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From the alwys fun nephandijukebox:


  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest. (translation: "Go right ahead! Who gives a shit what lines you post, anyhow? No one will know. Hell you could be diddling yourself right now and no one would know... What?")



Matching an IP address
As another example that we'll take much further, let's match an IP (Internet Protocol) address: four numbers seperated by periods, such as 1.2.3.4. Oftern, the numbers are padded to three digits, as in 001.002.003.004. If you want to check a string for one of these, you could use [0-9]*\.[0-9]*\.[0-9]*\.[0-9]*, but that's so vague that it even matches 'and then.....?'.
Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

(no subject)

So Ford is getting rid of gas caps like we know, they will just have a flip lid. On one level I like the convenience and I like that the hole seals around the fuel nozzle to prevent gas fumes from escaping, but...

I don't see that these caps are lockable. I think most car owners at some point in their life has gas syphonned from their tank at some point and this lid doesn't provide any protection from that. As the price of gas increases I expect the number of cases of gas theft will likewise increase. With that in mind, I hope Ford has some locking mechanism in place already or will soon.