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by abrenecki
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:51 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 30618

Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Oi!
by abrenecki
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 30618

Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Semi-related: Any Flinders students here?
by abrenecki
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Automatic emails for xkcd
Replies: 57
Views: 19619

Re: Automatic emails for xkcd

The image in the mailer is pulled from imgs.xkcd.com. If you click the jpeg link in the email, however, you should still be able to see it, as that's hosted on my server. (The permalink next to it is more likely to actually work, btw.)
by abrenecki
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Automatic emails for xkcd
Replies: 57
Views: 19619

Re: Automatic emails for xkcd

It polls at the frequency it does because i use an uptime checking service to query a webpage which triggers the poll, and that's how often it runs. The host it's on doesn't have cron. I suppose the advantage to polling more frequently is it catches it if it's late without having to wait another day...
by abrenecki
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Automatic emails for xkcd
Replies: 57
Views: 19619

Re: Automatic emails for xkcd

Moo & Keo: Thanks guys :D

And as far as proxy-avoidance domains go, cu.nniling.us is by far my favorite :) (Although, if someone checks your logs and sees "cunnilingus" in there questions might be asked...)
by abrenecki
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:50 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Adelaide, Australia Meetup
Replies: 66
Views: 30618

Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Hey, I only just got keeperofdakeys' PM today. Flinders Uni holidays are the 5th to the 23rd*, and I have an exam on the 2nd (the deceptively named Fundamentals of Computing, which is actually an intro CS course and not a "how-to-use-Word" course, much a few of my fellow students' dismay),...
by abrenecki
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Automatic emails for xkcd
Replies: 57
Views: 19619

Re: Automatic emails for xkcd

Fixed link in first post.
by abrenecki
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11423
Views: 1005168

Re: Vending machine!

You get a footnote.

I put in a pair of trackpants.
by abrenecki
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11423
Views: 1005168

Re: Vending machine!

You get myspace. Run.

I put in a tartan tie.
by abrenecki
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11423
Views: 1005168

Re: Vending machine!

You get a pineapple.

I put in half-rim glasses, a stick of deodorant, a blue plastic cup, an empty tub of yoghurt, a subwoofer, a copy of Windows 7 (legally acquired of course), and a tablet PC.
by abrenecki
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7696
Views: 744725

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

yup.

Three or more computers (that is, desktop computers or larger; or computers intended to run an OS designed for desktop computers or larger, ie laptops but not smartphones)?
by abrenecki
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Embedding Current Comic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4496

Re: Embedding Current Comic?

Um... I can't think of a way to do it without calling a remote Javascript file. I could add the titletext to the bottom of the image, but this image is used as a source for the on-the-fly JPEG conversion xkcdmailer does for mobile users. Short answer: There's no way to do it without me writing more ...
by abrenecki
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 394026

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

I had a Year 11 Chem teacher, who I think I quoted here before, who describes... redox, I think, as a wife-swapping orgy. Good times.
Anyway,
Adam, You're supposed to be on task! ... Put that red 8 on the black 9 over there.

End of the year, and i was on my laptop.
by abrenecki
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. In fact, the hat is so nice it won an award at the Melbourne Cup. You look like an idiot everywhere you go.

I wish our sewage system was unclogged and our furniture was upstairs.
by abrenecki
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for letting it happen.
by abrenecki
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You [censored].

I wish that everything I've planned to do tomorrow and Friday go exactly as planned, along with possibly Monday, and that someone will put in a huge offer ($315K would be nice) for our soon-to-be-ex-house on Sunday.
by abrenecki
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned because I don't know what you're talking about.
by abrenecki
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 69742

Re: Discuss your Signature

My IRL signature used to be ABrenecki in cursive, but now looks like AB<squiggle>ee<squiggle>i . My forum signature is also blatant advertising for the only PHP app I ever wrote to reach something resembling production use, and my last.fm charts, abbreviated to 3 items (2 on the last one) to keep th...
by abrenecki
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the significance of an avatar
Replies: 92
Views: 5916

Re: Guess the significance of an avatar

Your rabbits?
by abrenecki
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for discouraging alliteration.
by abrenecki
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11423
Views: 1005168

Re: Vending machine!

You get a pomegranate.

I put in how I'm feeling at the moment.
by abrenecki
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the avatar above you
Replies: 3924
Views: 379919

Re: Rate the avatar above you

10/0 low color depth? Difficult to see. Otherwise pretty awesome. Bonus points 'cause it's an actual photo of you.
<< Mine is drawn by and based on me, by the way. (It's in my dA gallery - see my sig)
by abrenecki
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1166204

Re: What are you listening to?

Image of The Invisible - Thrice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWhE3KlwR40
by abrenecki
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Splitting video into frames in python
Replies: 1
Views: 2902

Splitting video into frames in python

I have a short video (1.2s) which i want to turn into a multiple-flash-photo type thing. I have a fairly good idea how I will do this, but first I need to extract frames from the video. Ideally, I want some sort of module that can do this sort of thing: image = video.GetFrame(123) and I have these r...
by abrenecki
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Naming shell scripts
Replies: 10
Views: 3657

Re: Naming shell scripts

SCIENCE-4:~ ab$ echo $PATH /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/Volumes/Files/PATH SCIENCE-4:~ ab$ ls /Volumes/Files/PATH calcw getxkcd gfrun pcalc vector foo getxkcd-old mental untitled folder xkcd SCIENCE-4:~ ab$ head -n 1 /Volumes/Files/PATH/getxkcd #!/usr/bin/python SCIENC...
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: XKCD Batch Downloading
Replies: 47
Views: 19187

Re: XKCD Batch Downloading

Here's my version (spoiler'd for readability): #!/usr/bin/python #(c) Adam brenecki 2008 #Licensed under the CC BY-NC license #http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ import urllib, os, re homepage = urllib.urlopen("http://www.xkcd.com/").read() latest = int&...
by abrenecki
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting the most recent comic
Replies: 24
Views: 92578

Re: Getting the most recent comic

I have written some parsing code which will effectively parse xkcd.com via DOM. This is a much better way that doing regex scraping. Is your code open source? What language? Can it retrieve the alt-text? xkcdmailer uses a horrible regex (see it's thread in my sig if you want to see how ghastly the ...
by abrenecki
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Since you don't have a wish, you don't et a corruption. You are bored and unsatisfied. Also, your genitals fall off.

I wish for large quantities of delicious candy.
by abrenecki
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:37 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [SOLVED] Psychic Sysadmin?
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

[SOLVED] Psychic Sysadmin?

At my high school, one of my friends and I have been using the perfectly unsecured WLAN to get files off SMB shares where our personal files are, and occasionally RDC to access the Internet and printers through a Windows Server machine. However, the sysadmin came waddling around today looking for so...
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

You are banned for referring to a type of sushi in title case and with the definite article, and for having neither signature nor avatar.
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

You are banned for not using a full stop.
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

You are tentatively banned for your use of 'nor' without a comma, while I look it up.
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You spend all your time writing in Assembly, and become a social outcast. You die of frustration when you see that someone did the same thing your lovingly-crafted app does in 10 lines of Python.
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1180451

Re: Ban the person above you

banned for using punctuation
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. However, a real-life ninja kills you when you least expect it. I wish for my previous wish, with the following additions: - No viruses are created after this date. (I am protected from Mac OS X viruses - yes, both of them) - Channel 10's Neighbours and 7's Home And Away no longer exist. Edi...
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. A low-flying entertaing hits you in the head and kills you.

I wish I had unlimited Internet, without affecting my usage patterns.
by abrenecki
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You are swallowed by a pineapple.

I wish for this wish to be corrupted in an amusing way.
by abrenecki
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. While forging the rings, they accidentally burn your middle fingers off while checking the size. I wish for a latop that had the battery life, form factor and weight of a MacBook Air, the specs of a top-of-the-line Mac Pro, the durability of a Toughbook, and triple-booted Mac OS X Leopard, ...
by abrenecki
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You constantly bang your head on doorframes.

I wish for an Aluminium Macbook.
by abrenecki
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2440801

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You sneeze on someone and set them on fire. You are prosecuted, and subsequently die somehow. I wish I could type telepathically, on any given computer in any given program, without any other telepathic effects, or losing any other form of communication. Edited to reflect the fact that the ...

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