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the Bobs and two opening acts, Oswald Giraffe (containing talented former bandmate David Taylor, tenor/Elvis) and the eclectic, acclaimed bunch that is SoVoSo.
All proceeds will go directly to "the Albany Music Fund, an organization dedicated to preserving music in the Albany Unified School District. As a result of severe budget shortfalls, the music program in Albany has been drastically cut back."
The concert is on Father's Day, June 16 at 4:00 at the First Congregational Church in Oakland, CA, 2501 Harrison St. $25 general admission, $20 for Dads with kids in tow, $15 for kids under 18. General seating. For Reservations: 510-559-8474 or mail ehecht[at]pacbell.net. Tickets also available at the door.
That is all.
Google has a lovely feature where they correct for errors in misspelled search terms; if you type in a term wrong, it will offer an alternative that might be what you meant (and if your first search found no results, it will automatically run the suggested search for you). For example, searching for peter gabrile gives you the response 'Did you mean: peter gabriel?' instead of merely a listing of unhelpful pages with the same misspelling as you.
Desktop application developers should license the idea or the approximate-matching code from Google (unless it's freely borrowable, in which case woohoo). I'd love to be able to search within a web page or a word processing document with that sort of forgiving search support from the computer.
If my finger slips when I type 'duke' in the 'Find...' form on a web page (like it just did a few minutes ago, actually), I'd like IE/Opera/Mozilla/iCab to tell me "There were no occurrences of 'dujke' on this page. Here are some similar words in this document that you might have meant..." with a set of buttons which would run those alternate searches. Save me time and keystrokes, my underused CPU!
...if any browser or word processor or text editor makers are out there listening... 2 comment(s)
Spelling correction is part of the Google API, so any application can do Google-strength spelling correction. That's not a perfect solution for a couple reasons: The Google API is currently in Beta and it's not supported enough for commercial applications to use it with confidence, and it only corrects in the global context, not the local context of a task like searching a specific document. But these things are possible; all it takes is (a perceived potential of) customers.
If you're building your own code for some project and want do do this sort of thing, then there are freely available algorithms to help you out.Add a comment...
Crassly commercial links: M*A*S*H Season One, M*A*S*H Season Two (at Amazon)
National Science Foundation: Science Hard
General Mills' Star Wars: Episode II Cereal Gets It All Wrong
Klan Rally 70 Percent Undercover Reporters
from last week: Congress Threatens To Leave D.C. Unless New Capitol Is Built
and my favorite: Life Jackets Issued To All Americans For Some Reason
trivially-guessable passwords in your new e-commerce system:
Sure, Security Is Hard, But... [O'Reilly Network]
If I can get access to your account, I can buy articles from the New York Times' archive and have them charged to your credit card without you knowing about it ... That right there is the core definition of an ecommerce vulnerability, and here's one of the premier media organizations in the world making such an attack trivial.If you're a subscriber, change your password now.
Mozilla 1.0's "release branch has been cut", meaning that the code is done barring some last-minute tweaks, but 1.0 is not yet officially released.
I haven't installed any Mozillas on my Windows box; even though it's not done done, I think I'll go ahead now. Just-about-1.0 Mozilla builds...
Update: Well, raise my rent: later today they released it for real.
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