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A Walk Between Moments of Rainfall

A Walk Between Moments of Rainfall

Today I woke early, shopped, studied German, read the news and then studied WordPress Child themes. It rained on and off, and I took a break from studying to go for a walk and I stayed dry almost the entire time. I carried a Sea to Summit three litre bag with me, in case I needed to keep the phone etc dry. For a moment I thought it would start raining but it didn’t so I stayed dry. The walk…

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Playing With Angular

Playing With Angular

I have been playing with Angular again over the last few days. I was playing with the Angular.io Tour of Heroes Tutorial. The course is simple to follow. For a while I was stuck on one problem but was able to find an answer using search engines. I then got stuck with a separate issue. The advantage of getting stuck is that it encourages reading around the subject. It gets us to make sure that we understand what we are…

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The COVID-19 Dynamic European Restriction Map

The COVID-19 Dynamic European Restriction Map

COVID-19 rules, restrictions and regulations are dynamic and changing much like drone rules. In Europe before you fly you should visit the local flight rule maps, to see where current restrictions are. Information ranges from “You need third party insurance with coverage for up to two million in damages” or “In a town you are allowed up to this altitude, outside of a town, to that altitude, and in these regions you have a military flight corridor, thus a flying…

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Experiments With Time Machine

Experiments With Time Machine

Recently I was using a one terabyte drive to backup a half terabyte drive and it would take four and a half hours to backup and I think I may have figured out why the software was taking so long. It’s because it was never designed to be used as I am using it. Time Machine is designed to work with a hard drive that is smaller or as big as the system it’s backing up. When you get a…

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Timetrap – A Command Line Time Tracking App

Timetrap – A Command Line Time Tracking App

Today I played with Timetrap, a command line time tracking app. It allows you to track the time you spend doing specific tasks with ease. To install the app you can run the command. To create a timesheet you type: and it will create/switch to that timesheet. Type this to start the timer. And to stop the timer t list will show a list of timesheets, t display will show the timed sessions for that document and more. I was…

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How To Block Twitter and Facebook Using The Hosts File On A Mac.

How To Block Twitter and Facebook Using The Hosts File On A Mac.

If we’re not learning every day then we’re wasting our time. If we’re not up to mischief every day then we’re likely to become unhappy. In light of both of these things let me give you a quick tip for blocking Twitter and Facebook. My motivation for doing this is the following. Twitter doesn’t trust us with the retweet button so we can take a three or four week break from them. Facebook is dormant, so experimenting with them will…

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Playing with Fire(fox Developer Edition)

Playing with Fire(fox Developer Edition)

Google Chrome was misbehaving recently so I started to explore other browsers. By explore I mean try browsers that I had used plenty of times in the past. As I did this I came across Firefox Developer Edition. Firefox Developer Edition is fun because it allows you to see everything that’s going on. If you’re studying HTTP headers then you can watch that traffic. If you’re trying to evaluate which parts of a page are loading slowly you can see…

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Looking Out From The Other Side of the Internet Tunnel

Looking Out From The Other Side of the Internet Tunnel

Today I started reading “What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains, The Shallows” and I feel that I am on the other side of the experience. I have been through the passion for new content, the passion to constantly write the new things that people write, and the need to be connected. There was a time when to be connected, to be vigilitant, to be attentive, was rewarded by friendships, meetings in the real world, and at the very…

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Learning To Code By Building CMSs

Learning To Code By Building CMSs

It’s easy to use Facebook or other CMS every day without thinking about how the code works. This summer I have coded two CMS using Linkedin Learning. One of these CMS was running with PHP and MySQL and the other was running with Ruby On Rails and MySQL. The PHP CMS In the process I learned how to install MySQL, how to get MySQL and PHP to talk to each other. How to organise files between private and public folders…

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I Completed the Apple May Activity Challenge Yesterday

I Completed the Apple May Activity Challenge Yesterday

I completed the Apple May Activity Challenge yesterday. The goal was to walk or run 349 kilometres within one month. I finished this challenge two days early. Using the Apple Watch Series 3 and the SUUNTO Spartan Sport Wrist HR BARO I tracked all of my activities. For the first two or three weeks I tracked activities with both devices and then deleted the duplicates on Strava and then I stopped tracking with the Apple Watch as I saw that activity data…

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