NTP – Network time protocol Monday, Sep 30 2013 


gc.ca has changed their time server address.




NOTE:  these will no longer work

  • time.nrc.ca
  • time.chu.nrc.ca

OR you can always use the NTP pools:

  • pool.ntp.org
  • 1.ca.pool.ntp.org


Engineering in Canada Monday, Sep 30 2013 

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RegEx Monday, Aug 19 2013 



RegEx in Notepad++
also see –blog.creativeitp.com

Long string – space every two characters

Search:  (.)([0-9a-f])
Replace:   \1\2

*Note:  search brackets () are represented by Replace \#.

Remove lines NOT(^) beginning with number:

Replace: (empty)

Only lines with single (multi-digit) number


Add leading 0 to string of 7bit binary



Find text reference in youtube transcripts

<text start=”[\d]{1,5}” dur=”[\d]{1,5}”>

Lines NOT Starting with “http
Starting with “http
Starting with “, trim after first space

Unique Characters:

Clean Lat,Long,Name
– .+\r\n


Non consecutive



“select Mark All. This will place blue circles, like marbles, in the left gutter – these are line bookmarks. Then just select from main menu Search -> Bookmark -> Remove bookmarked lines.” -Peter Perháč

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