Using Regex to Prepend to Titles in Calibre

So I do this peculiar thing, where I prepend the author’s initials to the title of every book I add to Calibre.1 2 And all these years, I’ve just been manually editing the metadata, everytime I added a book, and changing the titles to what I want. It’s not a problem if it’s just one book, but I normally tend to go hogwild with authors, normally buying out / downloading all their work....

November 20, 2021

Regular Expressions (Regex) Resources

Will update this page whenever I come across something regex, that I love. Damian Conway’s 5 hour, Understanding Regular Expressions series. This one is the bestestest regex resource ever. If you know the basics of programming and then want to pick up Regular Expressions, this is it.1 And Damian is one of the finest, bestestestest teachers around. Damian Conway’s hour long youtube talk and the accompanying slides RegexTip, one of John D Cook’s many twitter accounts....

November 17, 2021

Multiline Regex Search in VS Code

This is a picture of my notes, when I import them in from the Kindle. And every time I have to corral them into some sort of structure or write a blog post, I needed to laboriously get rid of all the Kindle metadata with multiple searches (and replaces.) I mean these lines ========== Draft No. 4 (John McPhee) - Your Highlight on page 27 | location 406-407 | Added on Sunday, 15 August 2021 12:43:15 But having learnt Regex about a year ago, I have been using it on and off and have come to appreciate the power it offers....

August 16, 2021