Personally, I prefer the Hong Kong style places in Monterey Park and Alhambra, and got used to them in the past 30 years or so, but it's not true that LA doesn't have old fashioned Chinese-American food anymore. People say it, but that's because they're eating at fusion restaurants or a newer place.
I'm learning AngularJS and noticed a few things going on. First is that there's a great tutorial out there called Angular JS in 60 Minutes Ish by Dan Wahlin. It's really good, and it's a little different from most tutorials. It read like the script of a screencast - and I thought it *was* the script of a screencast.
It's actually the inverse. It's the transcript of the screencast, and the images were taken from the screencast.
This is a work in progress. I wanted to log all our calls and found out that there's a feature in IP Office called SMDR that sends logs to a server.
There were a few programs that could receive these logs, but I couldn't find one that just logged the lines to a syslog. After initally reading how to do it in Python and looking a the Perl code from SimpleSMDR, it seemed like too much code. This small C program, smdr-syslog, to does what I want.
The attached file contains a better version of the program, with an installer for Ubuntu Linux.
I like using NTBackup.exe on the old VMs, but discovered that if you don't keep up on the backup rotations, you will have a very hard time doing restores. The NTBackup.exe restore doesn't make it easy to restore all incrementals of a folder.
This code puts the first paragraph of the post into the description meta tag. It tries to strip out leading whitespace and any tags. If you insert an image, it should be stripped.
I don't agree with this article, at least on the points he made.
> Swift is irrelevant to the majority of mobile audiences
Yes, but so are iOS apps, and so are Android apps. These are all much smaller than the total smartphone market... but they are larger than other software markets.
> The best use case for Swift is iOS exclusive games
This is true, though "exclusive" doesn't need to be part of it.
Last year, I got one of those little Raspberry PI (R-Pi) devices. It's pretty cool, but in the end it's a little PC. Since there's a big bad PC under the desk, the R-Pi didn't get much use. Also, I'm a chicken hardware hacker and so I never put anything onto the GPIO pins.
I'm learning R, and it's been interesting. The weird part is that I don't know stats. Yes, I know standard deviation, mean deviation, and easy stuff, but those are one-liners in the R tutorials. What I know in stats amounts to around 1/4 to 1/2 a page of the R tutorial. So to compensate, I have a stats text from the thrift store, so I'll eventually be less than a total ignoramus about what I'm reading.
One of the twists of what I'm messing with is that all our data is in a database. The normal mode of operation for R users is to load the entire data table into memory and do awesome reporting on it. Where I'm at, for better or worse, is more like a traditional web application with a database back end.
A problem with this is that MySQL lets me have only 16 connections going at the same time. I'm not sure if it's the driver, but I'll assume that. Since RStudio holds the connections, coding a lot of changes eventually leads to a lot of lost database connection handles, and eventually running out of connections.
For general instructions, see: http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html#Managing-libraries.
In Ubuntu Linux, the path to the global libraries is: /usr/local/lib/R/site-library/
To install there, you can do install.packages(c('foo'), '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/')
or take advantage of the built in variable: install.packages(c('foo'), .Library.site)
Check that .Library.site has the values you need.
You can also use R CMD INSTALL -l /path/to/library foo
I was called in to help fix a network that had been discombobulated. I didn't end up fixing it, but one staffer there did the trick by disconnecting a switch with a bunch of wires plugged into it.
We're in full drought mode in LA, and that means we follow the eleventh comandment: if it's yellow, let it mellow, and if it's brown, flush it down.
An extremely short article about how to avoid pitfalls that will get you hacked. I've been hacked, so I kind of know this from experience.
I want to get one of these.
Cisco Catalyst 2940 Series 8+1 WS-C2940-8TT-S 10/100 +1000 Port Managed Switch
It's similar to the little Netgear GS108T managed switch, but with slower ports. For most things that involve the internet, that won't matter. It's main advantages would be the fact there's no power adapter cube - the power supply is in the case. IOS is also useful, sometimes. I find it's a pain in the butt, but you can record your configuration into a human-readable text file, which is important to some people.
I was feeling like crap, so after taking the day off and taking a nap, I spent several hours learning Scrapy. Scrapy is a pretty awesome website scraper. This example logs into a website, extracts some data, and stores it locally.
Not sure where to publish this at this time, so I'm putting it here. This is an addition to comment_latest.inc that will push comments into a table. The original code (still in use) alters an HTML table. The old code is surprisingly robust after all these years.
This new code doesn't do anything fancy. It just takes the same data and inserts it into a table. Later, it can be transformed into an RSS feed or used in other ways. My plan is to use it to make a JSON feed of comments.