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Things I Learned in July

August 4, 2012 Leave a comment
  1. How It’s Made Baseballs
  2. Chrome for iPhone
  3. Andy Griffith Died
  4. Derecho
  5. Searching for tabs:  grep -rl -P ‘\t’ –exclude-dir=.svn *
  6. http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/
    1. http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/videos/
  7. Dynamo Magician Impossible
  8. Tour of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD
    1. The goat is their mascot
    2. plebe is a latin term for common person or “low order”.
    3. plebes cannot walk on curved sidewalks
    4. Bancroft Hall is the largest college dormitory in the world and houses all ~4500 midshipmen.  Has 8 wings and 5 miles of corridor.
    5. All 4500 students eat their meals family style at the same time in < 30 minutes.
  9. chrome://flags/
  10. A tilde (“~”) represents Nil / Empty in YAML (Ruby and PHP Symfony)
  11. curl -b/–cookie and -d/–data
    1. Moved to previous directory: cd –
  12. http://www.codeschool.com/courses/try-git
  13. Include javascript files directly: https://developers.google.com/speed/libraries/devguide
    1. CSS Selectors: h1 + p (adjacent sibling) and h1 ~ p (general sibling)
  14. http://jqueryair.com/
  15. Learned how to create a Custom WordPress Template and Custom Static pages for Home and Blog pages.
  16. https://github.com/facebook/codemod/
  17. https://stripe.com/
  18. Oracle: Pipelined functions require SQL types to be able to pipe collections of data to the consumer. Oracle will generate these SYS_PLSQL_* types on you behalf.  http://www.oracle-developer.net/display.php?id=423
  19. MooTools: Cookie.write(‘XHPROF_PROFILE’); and Cookie.dispose(‘XHPROF_PROFILE’);
  20. Created first Symfony Console class and a Composer script class.
  21. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitemaps
  22. Learned to make Bananas Fosters
    1. Vasodilation and Vasoconstriction
  23. Oracle 11g SecureFiles
  24. git stash pop
    1. http://sequel.rubyforge.org/rdoc/classes/Sequel/Plugins.html
  25. Hops are what make beer taste bitter.
  26. http://www.phparch.com/
    1. NTFS = New Technology File System…. probably should have known that by now.
  27. Disable specific Oracle patches: alter session set “_fix_control“=’11814428:off’;
  28. Dotted Notes and Rests
    1. Olympic Symbol – 5 rings for the inhabited continents and 6 colors for all the nations flags in 1931.
  29. Learned about jacketed rounds and non-jacketed.  Flat nose and round nose bullets.
  30. Oracle: select * from v$version;
    1. Four Commonwealths in the US: Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
  31. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console
    1. Logic Lab
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