Solving a Worker Shortage →
Matthew Yglesias and Dan Savage make the common sense argument that the best solution to declining social security contributors is not to cut social security payments (though means testing them would be an a-ok idea), but to increase the number of young, social security contributors by increasing the limit on foreign-folks becoming US citizens.
Patch: Adding DataURI support to FPDF
One of the projects I’m working on right now with AIS involves working with a lot of canvas data, image manipulation, and PDF generation. In order to more easily pass image data back and forth from the client and server, I’ve been using DataURI encoding for images, instead of writing things out to disk and creating temporary URLs for them. A problem came in when we needed to write...
Gestures and FireFox4 Beta has made other browsers...
I just by accident learned about three great things in the FireFox 4 beta on a recent (gesture tracking) mac. Three finger swipe left goes back one page in the history Three finger swipe up goes to the top of the current page These both sound tiny and trivial, but they make using FireFox great, and make using other browser feel cumbersome in comparison (Chrome has the first but not the second,...
Scary RegExs: References in IMG and A tags
I’ve been working helping cordblomquist move Marginal Revolution from TypePad to WordPress. The current part of this project involves moving the attachment (which are not included in the TypePad export data) from the old server to the new one. To get around this gap in the export data I need to search over all the blog posts brought over from the old system, look to see if there are any...
This is what Uptown is all about! You and your cat will love this one bedroom....– Craigslist apartment ad. Geeze, this apartment sounds so grim they might as well advertise that the bathtub can double as a coffin.
Finnish Recycle Robot
Everyone must also read the Game of Satan, the sins of roleplaying games (which...– The Guy Who Runs the USA - Finland Friendship Site Which I Oppose (via popfop) I like the phrase ‘Demoncrat presidents’ though