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The Git Rebase Introduction I Wish I’d Had

“One of the most important (and confusing) git features in my new job was rebasing. Looking back now, the worst part was not finding a clear beginner’s guide. So for the past me, and any future devs like the past me, this intro is for you!”


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Understanding the Hidden Powers of curl

“curl is exceedingly powerful – unfortunately, much of this power is somewhat hidden in the purposeful non-verbosity and the underlying complexity of its numerous flags, configurations, and options. Once understood, curl boasts a wide range of powerful options.”


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htop explained

“For the longest time I did not know what everything meant in htop.

I thought that load average 1.0 on my two core machine means that the CPU usage is at 50%. That’s not quite right. And also, why does it say 1.0?

I decided to look everything up and document it here.”


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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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