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Awesome Design Tools

“The best design tools for everything. Curated by Lisa Dziuba & Valia Havruliyk from Flawless team. Accessibility is the practice of creating websites and apps usable for all people, including individuals with visual, motor, auditory, speech, or cognitive disabilities.”


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How to use an ssh config file to automatically change directories on login

Seems simple enough, but it took a couple sessions for me to figure out the magical combination. The context is that at work we have multiple sandboxes. There are personal ones and then a development and staging sandbox everyone pushes to. I wanted to run this simple Alfred workflow I use which pulls from my … Continued

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Events API

“This event does not require a specific OAuth scope or subscription. You’ll automatically receive it whenever configuring an request URL. The attributes Slack sends include: Careful, response URLs are case sensitive.”


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Episode 928: Hong Kong

“Jimmy Lai is one of the richest people in Hong Kong. And in some ways, the story of his rise is the story of Hong Kong itself. Jimmy was born in mainland China. In 1960, when he was 12 years old, he snuck out of China and into Hong Kong by hiding in the bottom of a fishing boat.”

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Google Maps API links

“Using the Google Maps API v3 Links to examples of various useful things and documentation Using the Google Maps API V2 Links to examples of various useful things and documentation”


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Sokolsky Opening

“According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 ranks ninth in popularity.[1] It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO).”

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“Most serious software development projects use coding guidelines. These guidelines are meant to state what the ground rules are for the software to be written: how it should be structured and which language features should and should not be used. Curiously, there is little consensus on what a good coding standard is. Among the many that have been written there are remarkable few patterns to discern, except that each new document tends to be longer than the one before it.”


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Mac OS X sound process fix

I fairly consistently have a bug where there is no audio on my MacBook Pro and switching to a different sound output doesn’t fix it. Until today I always restarted the computer but I did a little searching and found that killing the coreaudiod process in Activity Monitor quickly does the trick. Little victories.

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Queen’s Pawn Game

“In the most general sense the term Queen’s Pawn Game can refer to any chess opening which starts with the move 1.d4. It is the second most popular opening move after 1.e4. The name is usually used to describe openings beginning with 1.d4 where White does not play the Queen’s Gambit.”

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Englund Gambit

“Black’s idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen’s pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambit is considered weak; Boris Avrukh writes that 1…e5 “seems to me the worst possible reply to White’s first move”.”

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