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Monthly Archives: February 2013

top 5 favorite git tricks

by Rob Friesel

I’ve been using Git as my VCS-of-choice for a few years now. It’s a powerful tool for source control, and like so many other awesome tools: it takes minutes to learn, and a lifetime to master. If you’re new to Git, there’s a fantastic round-up of tutorials and resources over on Six Revisions; or if […]

dream.20130222: interview

by Rob Friesel

Work has overflowed and has become like an overcrowded refugee camp inside of an old container ship. Like something out of a William Gibson novel, or part of The Raft from Snow Crash. The offices may still remain, but you don’t know. You have literally been moved onto an old container ship where you are […]

Linkdump for February 20th

by Rob Friesel

The "Magic" behind AngularJS Dependency Injection Fascinating post by Alex Rothenberg wherein he digs deep into Angular.js to determine exactly why minification broke his application. (tagged: minification Angular.js JavaScript ) An Appropriate Use of Metrics By Patrick Kua, writing over at The first (explanatory) half is a little on the long-winded side, but the […]

Linkdump for February 13th

by Rob Friesel

Opera Developer News – 300 million users and move to WebKit Big news from Opera. I can't decide if this is a relief, or a disturbing trend toward a kind of WebKit monoculture. These were my mixed feelings, and I had a hard time articulating them. Fortunately, Robert Nyman and John Resig expressed it all […]

dream.20130212: R REPL

by Rob Friesel

You are trapped inside a hollow sphere. A fluorescent glowing white all around you. Except for dashes of color and black smudges. Not smudges. Text. Everywhere you turn, an R REPL follows you. And it vomits a never-ending cascade of commands. A convoluted combination of sapply and gsub. svd. plot. table and summary. plot, plot. […]

Linkdump for February 9th

by Rob Friesel

Flickr Is Back, Letting Us Go Home Again Mat Honan at's Gadget Lab blog: And that’s the thing: Flickr feels like a permanent home. Pretty much how I've felt about it all along. (Via DF.) (tagged: Flickr ) What’s new in CSS 4 selectors Dr. Axel Rauschmayer with the CSS4 selector "highlights". Specifying the […]

Linkdump for February 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Prince George’s considers copyright policy that takes ownership of students’ work Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post: A proposal by the Prince George’s County Board of Education to copyright work created by staff and students for school could mean that a picture drawn by a first-grader, a lesson plan developed by a teacher or an app […]