Things I Learned in December
- Got sucked into Downton Abbey. Watched Season 1 using Amazon Video On Demand. Thanks to the 30 day Amazon Prime trial.
- Learned about the engineyard gem for command line deployments (ey deploy).
- Introduced to Librarian-Chef and the Cheffile for managing infrastructure repositories (
gem install librarian).
- Static analyzer tool for numerous languages – Code Surveyor
- Learned that Google is offering all these services from their Cloud Platform
- Linter for Opscode Chef cookbooks: foodcritic
- Learning how to make sourdough bread from a starter.
- Learned how to do a many-to-many relationship in Rails using both has_many => :through and has_and_belongs_to_many
- The screenshot.png file in your WordPress theme is displayed when selecting a theme.
- Learned that oci_fetch_all doesn’t respect the OCI_BOTH flag but oci_fetch_array does. Boo.
- How to deploy to Heroku via TravisCI
- Learned the formula for converting between Celsius and Farhrenheit: (C * 9/5) + 32 = F and the opposite is (F – 32) * 5/9 = C
- Learned about http://pygments.appspot.com/ while learning about Resque for Rails.
- The YUM package manager stands for “Yellowdog Updater, Modified”. A rewrite of Yellowdog Updater (YUP).
- Learned about the sudoku-like kenken
- Used GitHub OAuth Plugin to setup authentication on a local Jenkins instance.
- Implemented DbalSessionStorage object for Symfony 2.0, based on the 2.2 version
- Learned how to make homemade flour tortillas.
- Learned about
__PHP_Incomplete_Classand that I needed to autoload a class to avoid it.
- Signed up for NewRelic.com and got a free Nerd Life t-shirt.
- Got a history lesson about Hanakkah, never knew much about it.
- Experienced Raclette for the first time.
- Made croissant dough from scratch on my way to making egg souffles.
- Learned that a movie runtime includes the closing credits.
- How to setup custom domains with Heroku.
- Learned why NORAD started tracking Santa.
- LEGO – Comes from Danish words LEG GODT (play well). LEGO in Latin means “I put together”
- YARD – Ruby Documentation
- NatGeo LEGO is impressive.
- 12 Days of Christmas has more meaning than I realized. The 12 days are between Dec 25 and Jan 6.