Amateurish Astronomy

... in which I log my astronomickal adventures around in Ballaarat. Verily.

Monday 16 January 2012

On monday evening I was invited to a property about an hour north of Ballarat to do some observing from a hill-top in an area without (much) light pollution. The evening was perfect and much was to be seen even without any optical augmentation. M45, the milky way, the coal sack & magellanic clouds were perfectly visible with the naked eye. Sadly the southern cross was pretty low on the horizon.

Drupal Downunder - Drupal Training

As the year rapidly draws to a close some of you might still have access to funds for professional learning.

If you do, and are doing Drupal, or thinking about doing Drupal in 2012 then here is an opportunity to level up fast before and after the conference.

Pre- and Post-conference training is on offer in association with Drupal Downunder. Details follow - please help spread the word. There's also an iPad up for grabs - all who register for DDU2012 before Dec 31 go in the draw.

HTML and regular expressions

I sort of dislike regular expressions. They're usually annoying to read and not infrequently incomprehensible without reading a book (or two) first. Still, they're useful.

I wanted to apply some regex magic to HTML content, to change words that are not part of the HTML markup. However, anecdotally, regular expressions don't play well with HTML. Still, I wasn't interested in the tags, only what is between them, so it struck me as a not impossible task.