NYS (National Youth Sports): A Case Study In What's Wrong With Youth Sports

(since I know this is rather long, please feel free to read the parts I've bolded if you want to get a quick idea of what's going on)

This post originally appeared on Facebook (, but I'm also placing it here on my nearly unused blog so non-Facebookers have access to it.

Regexr is now...sexr?

I'm a big fan of the use of regular expressions (regex), and a great resource that I've been using for the past 4 years has been the regexr site, run by Grant Skinner of CreateJS fame. One issue I've always had with the site is the slowness of it; the site used a rather large Flash app to run the regex evaluator, which just wasn't as good as it could have been.

Just when I thought I was out...

...they pull me back in.

Yes, my masters at my day job have accelerated our conversion from 4D to Python in a severe way. So, just as I was trying to move back into a mode where I could concentrate on things like this blog ("me-time", for lack of a better word), I need to re-dedicate myself to my day job for a good 60-70 hours per week again.

So, blog posts are going to go back to being a little bit scarce, but I'll keep trying to update this as I come across things! adventure continues!!!

I posted about Freelancer in mid-November, detailing the fact that they were moving their freelancers to a subscription-based service upon receiving updated PayPal information. Since then, there's been a rather extensive comedy of errors that can best be summed showing you step-by-step the email exchanges between myself and Freelancer. Enjoy!!!

Garrett Murphy (17 November 2013 07:48 AM)