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Nov 20, 2011


posted at 21:25 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


slots/atms - a new set of jpegs on flickr permanent link to this post

Nov 17, 2011

Use Node.js with BBEdit text filters feature

posted at 05:12 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/geek

I was poking around the jQuery git repo the other day and noticed that they’ve started using Node for all their build scripts (I’m assuming, or maybe remembering faultily, that they were using Ant or Ruby for the build stuff previously). Makes sense: jQuery — make it 100% JavaScript, even down to the build scripts.

Then a little bulb went off in my head. “Oh yeah,” I thought to myself, “with Node one can now use JavaScript to write shell scripts.” (Duh!? I know.)

Later that day I found myself needing to de/unencode URIs to be used as URI components. “Simple,” I thought, “I’ll just use JavaScript’s decodeURIComponent and encodeURIComponent methods via Node and a BBEdit text filter.” But. Um. Turned out it wasn’t that simple (or maybe I’m just dumb).

Anyway, after a bit of head-scratching and digging around Node’s and BBEdit’s documentation, I got it working. The two scripts linked below are very simple, single-serving tools. You can run JavaScript’s encodeURIComponent with one and decodeURIComponent with the other. That’s it. One can imagine that it will now be very easy to port many useful JavaScript programs to be used as BBEdit text filters. JSLint or JSONLint come to mind.

To use the scripts you need to:
  1. have Node installed (there are instructions here (scroll down for OS X)),
  2. update the shebang line at the top of the script to point to your Node installation (if you’re not sure, type ‘which node’ at the command prompt in OS X’s terminal application),
  3. put the files in BBEdit’s text filters folder (prior to BBEdit 10 ‘text filters’ were called ‘unix filters’)
Have fun! permanent link to this post

Nov 10, 2011

From The Archives - Midnight In The Deli, 2005

posted at 01:55 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


Pre-Rejected, Pre-Approved Performances: Midnight In The Deli

We are all Together: Media(ted) Performance

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Nov 05, 2011

From The Archives - Autotrace #3 2009

posted at 15:12 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

In 2009 at Light Industry we presented $## followed by Autotrace #3 (Pollock’s Number 1A; performative)

Autotrace #3
Autotrace #3
Autotrace #3 (Pollock's Number 1A; performative)
Autotrace #3
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