Extract TTF Font From Mac Font Suitcase

I recently needed to extract a TTF version of a Mac font suitcase and after trying a bunch of different methods, I found a tool called Resource Finagler.app. It is available from this page on StackOverflow: Using OS 9 resource fork fonts in CSS Basically, you open the font suitcase, find the sfnt part, and […]

Datatables in a Colorbox iframe with Selected Row Returned to Parent Window

I recently created a form where one of the questions was asking for a specific code (specifically, a NAICS code). The problem was that there are almost 20,000 codes to choose from, so it was not practical to use a pulldown. I hit upon the idea of using the wonderful Datatables table plugin for jQuery. […]

Apple Mail – Archive IMAP Emails

I get about 3000 emails a month (a lot of them are server notifications if you are wondering) and I like to keep all my email because I do frequently refer to older emails. I think of my emails as a database that I can search for conversations, attachments and personal history. Gmail is a […]

Suppress Test::More Output For Use In Nagios

I needed a quick way to check for XML well-formedness in a Perl Nagios script and I found that Test::XML has a test called is_well_formed_xml($xml) that does the job nicely. The only problem was that as part of the Test::More framework, Test::XML outputs test results (as it should). In my case though, I just wanted […]

Updated WordPress, PayPal IPN no longer works

I recently updated a client’s WordPress to 3.9.2. There was a page on that WordPress that served as the PayPal notify_url and it had been working fine up until I updated. The page simply used a shortcode that I created in the functions.php file to process the incoming PayPal parameters. After the update, what I […]

South Napa Earthquake Surface Rupture Mapped

Mike Oskin (@mikeoskin) from U.C. Davis tweeted on late Sunday that PhD students Alex Morelan and Chad Trexler had gone out in the field in the Napa area and mapped several surface ruptures related to the South Napa earthquake of Aug 24, 2014. Additional tweets showed pictures of the ruptures. 16 km of rupture, max […]