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Things I Learned in October


  1. KnpLabs/snappy and mreiferson/php-wkhtmltox based on wkhtmltopdf
  2. Learned how to associate a filetype for VIM syntax highlighting.
  3. Learning how to write a PHP extension in C.
  4. http://geekli.st/
  5. http://thebrooklyngarage.com/about_new.html
  6. Visited local motorcycle dealer and learned about rear, mid and forward controls. Since I’m tall, forward is preferred.
  7. Motorcycle Lingo: Hardtail has no rear suspension, Softtail does.
  8. Learned how to work with PHP ZVALs and resources when writing an extension in C.
  9. JavaScript on the Command Line via the wat talk.
  11. SQLPlus: NEW_VALUE
    1. git archive ––format=zip
  12. Learned of Oracle’s DBMS_SQL package.
  13. Learned “basima” means thank you (to a man) in Assyrian. Their language has specific words when directed towards men or women.
  14. Yonanas
  15. Learned Little Nemo by Winsor McCay was a comic strip before it was an NES game. Thanks Google.
  16. Learned more about Symfony2 custom authentication providers.
  17. Learned what a Tail call is.
  18. Switch between Mac Terminal windows using CMD+1, CMD+2, CMD+N
  19. HTTP Status Code 418
  20. Learned from a friend how iPhone Application submission and acceptance/rejection works.
  21. http://mosh.mit.edu/
  22. http://lxr.php.net/
  23. Twitter’s recess project
  24. Learned about XCode’s Storyboard functionality (iPhone).
    1. Learned how to use NSURLConnection to fetch JSON data and then parse and display it on the screen.
  25. Learned how to use the MapView object and plot locations on a map (iPhone).
    1. Used Google’s Geocoding API to turn an address into a Coordinate.
  26. Watched first Stanford University iPhone Development course on iTunes. Learning Objective-C syntax.
  27. Learned how to use NSNotificationCenter to notify controllers when data is available (iPhone).
    1. Learned how to post JSON data to a Rails create endpoint from an iPhone application.
  28. Learned and used Ruby Geocoder via Railscast.
  29. Learned how to pass data between view controllers with segue (iPhone).
  30. http://smarterer.com (Skills Tests) and http://typing.io (Typing Test for Programmers)
  31. GitHub’s http://get.gaug.es/
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