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PHP Code Repositories, from PHP for the Web, by Larry Ullman

These are stuck in an appendix (B), but could be good resource for learning about coding by reading other coders’ code: HotScripts/PHP PHP Resource Index PHP Classes Repository PX: The PHP Code Exchange Just putting them here because I was … Continue reading

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Using GPG on Windows

Using GPG on Windows is possible at the command line, or with a GUI front end. Here are guides: GPG4Win is a free software suite and includes an implementation of Gnu Privacy Guard for Windows. Using GPG on Windows at … Continue reading

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GPG on Mac OSX

GPG on Mac OS X can be done either at the command line, or with a GUI front-end. In either case, software must be installed as Gnu Privacy Guard is not part of the OS X installation (it is included … Continue reading

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Using GPG

There are many GPG resources, but here are the ones that I’ve found most helpful for doing the basics: The GNU Privacy Handbook is an official document of the GPG project and provides comprehensive description of GPG commands as well … Continue reading

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My latest batch of Git resources

Finally getting serious about learning and using Git, so, to clean out my tabs, here’s what I’m looking at right now: Learn.Github Pro Git: Professional Version Control Learning Git from an Amateur’s Perspective | DrupalEasy Understanding Git Conceptually Tower Is … Continue reading

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Some links of special interest to me

These links will prove useful in the future. And may be interesting to others, so here goes: podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2011/07/01/txt2stop/ www.ctru.auckland.ac.nz/index.php/news-a-events/325-ctru-plays-leading-role-in-ground-breaking-text-messaging-smoking-cessation-trial www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)60701-0/abstract www.twilio.com/try-twilio?home-page http://www.reqall.com/about http://toodo.com/explore/lists http://www.followup.cc/

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Using and learning Git

Any time you want to be able to keep track of all the aspects of a project, particularly to be able to roll back the state of a set of files to a previous version, you want to use version … Continue reading

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Using Ruby to learn to program

I got interested in the possibility of learning Ruby after seeing Ruby for Kids: teach programming by writing games in Ruby on Reddit last month. I’m still not “ready” to dive in, but I did want to line up a … Continue reading

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Really? We’re still manually running system diagnostics, Microsoft?

Ran across this item from the NYT: Tip of the Week: Running Windows Diagnostics. I guess it’s great that you can run a diagnostic tool whenever you want in Windows, but come on: is it really necessary to tell users, … Continue reading

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Emacs Artist Mode

Emacs really is quite an extraordinary program, and there are many who have used it extensively over many years. There’s a lot of cool things that have been invented to take advantage of the Emacs environment. For example, there’s this: … Continue reading

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