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PHP: Frankenstein arrays

“One of the core data types in PHP is the array. Mostly unchanged since the early beginnings of the language. The name “array” is a bit unfortunate, as well as the implementation. It is not really an array.”


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Reading “Seeing That Frees: Meditations on Emptiness and Dependent Arising” by the late Rob Burbea. Something to take in little bites as time allows you to know and not just read it. 😉 https://t.co/h8EacYlWMp

Reading “Seeing That Frees: Meditations on Emptiness and Dependent Arising” by the late Rob Burbea. Something to take in little bites as time allows you to know and not just read it. 😉 https://t.co/h8EacYlWMp — Kevin Clark (@gonnatryanyways) Jan 10, 2022 from Twitter https://twitter.com/gonnatryanyways January 10, 2022 at 01:19PM

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Web3 is Bullshit

“If you read tech journalism you’ll probably hear the fuzzy term web3 bandied about in the press. Sprinkled around all these articles are all manner of idealistic and utopian ideas about how we can rebuild the internet to reflect our aspirations of a more humane and egalitarian society.”

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“WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH ET AL. v. JACKSON, JUDGE, DISTRICT COURT OF TEXAS, 114TH DISTRICT, ET AL. …”

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HIST 119

“Professor David Blight: In a speech before the Virginia Secession Convention, in 1861, in late April, in the wake of the firing on Fort Sumter, the newly elected–sort of appointed–Vice-President of the Confederacy, Alexander H.”

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Choose Boring Technology

“Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan’s technical decisionmaking start to bear fruit. I learned a great deal from this, but I also learned a great deal as a result of this.”


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Visitor Pattern

“The Visitor Pattern isn’t used often. This is because there are few situations in which it is applicable or even makes sense. However, it’s a nice pattern to know and to have in your tool belt when the time comes. Let’s look at how this pattern can be applied in a PHP environment.”


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Installing xdebug for use on remote server

Installing xdebug for use on remote server

I used instructions found in the PHPStorm docs with the xdebug3 set of code. I’m just going to mention some specifics that aren’t listed in the PHPStorm docs or that I found particularly key. Setting up an SSH tunnel https://www.jetbrains.com/help/phpstorm/remote-debugging-via-ssh-tunnel.html#set-up-an-ssh-tunnel-to-the-remote-machine This sets up a way for your remote server to talk to your local computer. … Continued

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The Law of Leaky Abstractions

“There’s a key piece of magic in the engineering of the Internet which you rely on every single day. It happens in the TCP protocol, one of the fundamental building blocks of the Internet. TCP is a way to transmit data that is reliable.”


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