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January 10, 2007

#208: Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions

Narrator: Whenever I learn a new skill I concoct elaborate fantasy scenarios where it lets me save the day.

Woman: Oh no! The killer must have followed her on vacation!

[[Woman points to computer]]

Woman: But to find them we’d need to search through 200MB of emails looking for something formatted like an address!

Man: It’s hopeless!

Offpanel voice: Everybody stand back.

Offpanel voice: I know regular expressions.

[[A man swings in on a rope, toward the computer]]

«tap tap»


[[The man swings away, and the other characters cheer]]

{{rollover text: Wait, forgot to escape a space. Wheeeeee[taptaptap]eeeeee.}}