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Line Numbering Plugin for Prism

Updated 2013-12-09 to use much simpler code One thing that is nice about Prism is that it provides hooks to extend the syntax highlighting, so it is straightforward to create a plugin that adds features like my line numbering, so I can do things like: <pre><code class="language-javascript" data-linenumber=4> function foo(arg){ console.log('You said: '+arg); }</code></pre> Download […]

Keyboard Settings in Windows XP

This is dumb: I'm typing away on WordPress's fullscreen mode and all of a sudden my keyboard goes haywire: the double quote is now an at sign; the backslash is now a hash. The hint to what's wrong is that the hash sign (shift-3) is now a British pound sign. WordPress thinks I'm using a […]

Moving the Blog Again

I'm working on moving bililite.com to nearlyfreespeech.net; it's cheaper, more reliable and more hacker-friendly than 1&1. I'll write a post with my experiences and reasons later. But for now just the blog has moved to bililite.nfshost.com/blog, with the plan to move the domain registration for bililite.com to nearlyfreespeech when everything is working and then return […]

Awesome

My office manager gave me this as a Christmas present. I have a great job.

Now I Understand Scotch Drinkers

XKCD has published the new reference standard for all flame wars:

Time Zone Insanity and iOS

I definitely like my iPod Touch better than my old Windows Mobile 6 phone, and I had hoped that the time zone/daylight savings misery I had on Windows would be behind me. No such luck. When I went to New York for Pesach this year, I dutifully changed the time zone (Settings->General->Date & Time->Time Zone) […]

The Quicken, the Dead

I've been using Quicken for years, since Quicken 97 on Window then Quicken 5 on the Mac and then Quicken 2001 when I got my iMac. The problems is that Intuit doesn't upgrade Quicken, it replaces it each year with a version that has more frilly bells and whistles and less real utility (especially on […]

Preventing Irony Deficiency

Today was the last day of a 3-month locum stint and they had a lunch for me. Ham and cheese subs. And someone who knew what kosher meant brought in Cheezits (my main vice). But it's sukkot, so I couldn't eat those in the office either.

Hello world!

This is intended to be a blog of my thoughts while developing the Young Israel website, though with my lack of free time I doubt it will happen much.