Monthly Archives: May 2016


Oxford dictionary defines pangram as “A sentence or verse that contains all the letters of the alphabet.” The ultimate pangram is one which is only 26 letters long. Some examples of pangrams: Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Jackdaws love my big sphinx of… Read More »

Common Legal Abbreviations

A. Atlantic Reporter A.2d Atlantic Reporter, Second Series A.B.A. American Bar Association American Bar Association Wikipedia: American Bar Association A.G. Attorney General’s Opinions A.L.R. American Law Reports A.L.R. 2d American Law Reports, Second Series A.L.R. 3d American Law Reports, Third Series A.L.R. 4th American Law Reports, Fourth Series A.L.R. 5th American Law Reports, Fifth Series… Read More »

Converting Between Julian Dates and Gregorian Calendar Dates in Fortran (and JavaScript)

When looking through some of my old papers I found at my father’s house after he died, I found some old Fortran code for converting Gergorian calendar dates to and from Julian dates. I haven’t used Fortran since the 1970s, so the code looked a little strange. Some examples of Julian dates: Julian Date Equivalent… Read More »

JavaScript Browser Properties

Originally published on May 25, 2016. This post discusses some of the browser properties that can be found through JavaScript. C = Google Chrome S = Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.40 window Property B Value window.navigator S navigator Property B Value navigator.userAgent CS navigator.appName S navigator.appCodeName S navigator.appVersion S navigator.buildID S navigator.product S navigator.productSub S navigator.vendor S… Read More »

Open Sans v1.10

Published May 24, 2016 Contents Cmap Table Name Table Sometimes when I work on photos, web pages, graphic designs, and so on I need to know what characters are available to me in a given font. A list of characters is embedded in the font in the cmap table. The cmap table maps the character… Read More »

Today in History: May 23

Every Year May 23 is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. Every Year World Turtle Day World Turtle Day is May 23 and is sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue. Its purpose, since 2000, is to bring… Read More »