Sunday, July 22, 2018

Mostly posting on these days

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Apex Specialist | Superbadge

Apex Specialist | Superbadge:

This is cool, it's a set of trailhead modules that let you learn Apex, the Java-like language used by Salesforce for building apps.
Dockerfile sample :

Docker has some merit

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hip Hop is born at a birthday party in the Bronx - Aug 11, 1973 -

Hip Hop is born at a birthday party in the Bronx - Aug 11, 1973 - "DJ Kool Herc’s signature innovation came from observing how the crowds would react to different parts of whatever record he happened to be playing: “I was noticing people used to wait for particular parts of the record to dance, maybe [to] do their specialty move.” Those moments tended to occur at the drum breaks—the moments in a record when the vocals and other instruments would drop out completely for a measure or two of pure rhythm. What Kool Herc decided to do was to use the two turntables in a typical DJ setup not as a way to make a smooth transition between two records, but as a way to switch back and forth repeatedly between two copies of the same record, extending the short drum break that the crowd most wanted to hear. He called his trick the Merry Go-Round. Today, it is known as the “break beat.”"

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Why can outer Java classes access inner class private members? - Stack Overflow

Why can outer Java classes access inner class private members? - Stack Overflow: "Otherwise, if the member or constructor is declared private, then access is permitted if and only if it occurs within the body of the top level class (§7.6) that encloses the declaration of the member or constructor."

Friday, October 16, 2015 Ctrl-down/up in emacs in Mac Terminal Ctrl-down/up in emacs in Mac Terminal: "From the terminal, go to "Preferences" "Settings" "Keyboard"
Look for and modify, or add actions for ctrl-up and ctrl-down:
ctrl-up = \033[1;5A
ctrl-down = \033[1;5B"

'via Blog this'

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Carrying your Git settings around

Carrying your Git settings around:

export GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Steven Ness"




Sunday, June 07, 2015

HipChat - API - View room history

HipChat - API - View room history:

Remote-controlled genes trigger insulin production : Nature News & Comment

Remote-controlled genes trigger insulin production : Nature News & Comment: "Friedman and his colleagues coated iron oxide nanoparticles with antibodies that bind to a modified version of the temperature-sensitive ion channel TRPV1, which sits on the surface of cells. They injected these particles into tumours grown under the skins of mice, then used the magnetic field generated by a device similar to a miniature magnetic-resonance-imaging machine to heat the nanoparticles with low-frequency radio waves. In turn, the nanoparticles heated the ion channel to its activation temperature of 42 °C. Opening the channel allowed calcium to flow into cells, triggering secondary signals that switched on an engineered calcium-sensitive gene that produces insulin."

Activate your genes with radio waves (Wired UK)

Activate your genes with radio waves (Wired UK): "Sarah Stanley, a research associate at New York's Rockefeller University, was able to trigger a synthetic gene to produce insulin inside a mouse by shooting radio waves at it from a distance of 1cm. Stanley says that the method could be used to treat humans with rare protein deficiencies such as Tay-Sachs disease. "This would be an alternative way to make proteins in the right place, at the right time," she says.