Tech Note: A Bookmarklet to Count Selected Characters and Words on a Web Page

Break it apart and count the pieces
4/01/14 10:07:47 am
re: #409 iossarian Corporations provide a certain amount of immunity for the owners/shareholders of the corporation. That's why corporations are a preferred form for a business. However, certain kinds of actions may be so egregious that you can go after ...

Here, have a bookmarklet that counts characters and words in selected text on a web page: javascript:(function(){var a=(document.selection?document.selection.createRange().text:document.getSelection()).toString();alert(a.length?”Characters: “+a.length+”\nWords: “+a.replace(/\s{2,}/g,” “).split(” “).length:”No text selected.”)})(); I bashed this out today because I wanted to easily be able to see how many words were in a given article; I used to copy …

A Great Video From Bill Moyers on GOP Politicians Who Deny Climate Change and Evolution

Featuring Georgia’s Paul “Evolution is a Lie from the Pit of Hell” Broun
3/30/14 9:46:41 am
re: #29 Skip Intro And yet we're being assailed from all sides! Our traditional values have been eroded! It's all going to be taken away from us...! THANKS OBAMA! That's got to be some stressful doublethink. Unless they really do ...

Just the Good Parts: Glenn Greenwald’s Latest Rant, Featuring “Imperial Washington”

“Imperial Washington.” lolwut?
331Reality Based Steve
3/28/14 6:22:48 pm
re: #328 wrenchwench I've got my Long Wheelbased Recumbent set up with that 36 rear. ('bent suffer climbing, since you can't get up and stand, so I have to gear low and spin). I had to run the B-screw pretty ...

Definitely the Dumbest Right Wing Rant of the Week: Todd Starnes on “Hispanic Cheese”

Fox News star lapses into paranoid fugue state while shopping
445Jay in Oregon
3/28/14 9:39:13 am
Yes, Todd, big government is going to segregate our food by ethnicity and bust you if you go to the wrong aisle in the grocery store for violating "tolerance and diversity regulations". FFS. That column is ample evidence that it's ...

NM GOP Rep. Steve Pearce Hires Wingnut Hate-Blogger “PolitixFireball” as Press Secretary

Wingnut welfare story of the day
3/27/14 2:52:14 pm
re: #178 Decatur Deb Thanks for the response. Pointing out the depleted uranium rounds are not considered fusion clears it up. I was unaware of the designation difference. Yeah, that bit about them being pyrophoric and burning the hell out ...
Double Arch

The House GOP Looks To Gut Antiquities Act

Undermining purpose and protections of national parks
105Birth Control Works
3/27/14 4:34:37 pm
Got to go into the City today for a Book Talk. Jenny Bowen talked about her book Wish You Happy Forever: What China's orphans taught me about moving mountains. She also talked about the NGO she started called Half The ...

Pat Robertson Fondly Recalls the Days When Gays Were Stoned to Death

Plus, paranoid Satan fantasies
3/27/14 8:17:00 am
re: #508 gwangung You make a very good and important point. Legal abortion is one of the safest medical procedures of all. What the religious right wants, put plainly, is to deny 21st-century medical care to 21st-century American women. This ...