Category: hacks

Did I Get Socially Engineered on PATH?

hacks, wtf?
*(Short version: prolly not.)* I ride the PATH -- a subway that goes underneath the Hudson river from NJ to NYC -- almost daily to get to work at NYU. Yesterday, a curious thing happened that, at first, made me angry. Later, I realized I might have… more »

Munging CSV with Emacs regexp

*(This post is mostly for me, as I end up doing things like this infrequently and tend to forget how to do it.)* I recently found myself with a [CSV file]( that looked like so: First,Last,Aff… more »

Firefox and Foreground Cookie Windows

hacks, open source, photos, usability
Today I was reminded of a behavior I'm not a big fan of in FireFox: foregrounding of cookie allow/deny dialog windows when I click on a link in another application. Here's what happened, and possibly how you can reproduce it: 1. First, I run firef… more »

Bulk Deletion of Spam Comments...

system, blogging, hacks, chilling effects, education
Apologies for the silence here... I've been busy and mostly posting short thoughts and such [on Twitter]( The comment spammers seem to love a few of my posts... and moderating all the comment spam is a bit of a pain. Fra… more »

Permalinks for California Bills?

system, elections, hacks, news, wtf?, chilling effects, research, policy, usability, legal
I've worked with California legislation and law for almost a decade, and one consistently frustrating thing is that it seems impossible to link to bills. For example, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed SB 1404 yesterday, which is a landmark bill to require v… more »
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