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Laser Microscope

‍‍י״ד כסלו תשע״א - Sunday, November 21st, 2010

When I came across Teravolt's Laser Microscope, I decided that this was something I had to try. For his setup, he used a 250mW laser. While I don't have anything near that dangerous cool, I do have a bunch of 5mW green lasers laying around. While the 5mW is incredibly bright in a dark room, when the beam is spread for 1mm to a 1 meter circle, the average brightness decreases by 1 million! I was a little concerned that it wouldn't be strong enough, but there's only one way to find out.

New Hebrew Dates (2.0) released!

‍‍י״ב תמוז תש״ע - Thursday, June 24th, 2010

When it rains, it pours...

I just rewrote most of HebrewDates. The new version is 2.0.0, and is available at the Hebrew Dates release page.

There's basically no reason to use yesterday's 1.0.4 release.

New features:

  • Complete rewrite of the date identification; much more reliable
  • Code actually looks slightly sane now. I'm no longer embarrassed for someone to look at it (although it's not great...)
  • New get_the_hebrew_date() and the_hebrew_date() APIs, which can be used in any theme. The interception of the other calls, while much more robust now, still is not the ideal

Please let me know if there are any bugs. Archives should work, and some weird date formats should also be better (I no longer rely on PHP's strtotime, but have my own parsing logic).

HebrewDates fix for WordPress 3.0 (2010 theme)

‍‍י״א תמוז תש״ע - Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

There's a fix out for Hebrew Dates, which correctly supports the 2010 theme used by default in WordPress 3.0. Now dates generated by either the_date() or get_the_date() are supported.

The new version is 1.0.4, and is available at the Hebrew Dates release page.

Working Portable Ubuntu with Jaunty (9.04)

‍‍כ״ב תמוז תשס״ט - Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

I recently discovered (courtesy of Ubuntu Geek Portable Ubuntu, a Portable Windows application which uses Cooperative Linux [version 0.7.3] to run a Linux kernel as a Windows process! I was very pleased, but found a few small glitches in the installation and upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to the latest Jaunty 9.04 release which I'll document here.

SerCat released

‍‍כ״ח ניסן תשס״ט - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I've released a replacement for both LogSer and ToSer called SerCat. It supports both stdin and stdout, and provides very basic terminal emulation (no arrow keys or functions keys yet).

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