As you might have noticed, I haven't been blogging very much lately. Today, I noticed a direct correlation between days I blogged and income from Adsense. It is about a 20% difference with a one day lag. Facinating.
Uri Guttman wrote just what I was looking for: a careful exposition of how to read files fast in Perl. Kudos.
I enjoy Perl and PHP in large part because of support for regular expressions. Much can be done in a short amount of code. Guess what? It is firmly embedded in Microsoft .NET Framework. I had no idea. The classes are located in System.Text.RegularExpressions. A nice tutorial is can be found at Regular-Expressions.info. Nice.
This has got to be one of life's little annoyances. How much is an "H" stamp worth and how much is the "H" Rate make-up stamp worth? Who can remember? For an interesting read, checkout Paul Rubin's note on the whole debaucle. He writes:
The current 1¢ stamp is green with a rooster and is labeled “The ‘H’ Rate make-up stamp.”That's good to know. Now, is it still worth a cent? You can learn more about the alphabetical stamp at an intriguing site called "Alphabetilately". I found the answer to my questions there:
A postcard, by the way, costs 23 cents to mail.
Stamp Value Date of rate change A 15 cents 5/29/78 B 18 cents 3/22/81 C 20 cents 11/1/81 (!) D 22 cents 2/17/85 E 25 cents 4/3/88 F 29 cents 2/3/91 ... F makeup rate 4 cents G 32 cents 1/1/95 ... G makeup rate 3 cents H 33 cents 1/10/99 ... H makeup rate 1 cent (no I stamp) 34 cents 1/7/01