A part of PRX (Public Radio Exchange), they are a collection of story-driven podcasts sponsored in part
by the Knight Foundation.
PRX : http://www.prx.org/
Knight Foundation : http://www.knightfoundation.org
Headed up by their flagship podcast 99% Invisible which is based on architecture and design and hosted by
rxvt = Roberts XVT. X = X Window System, VT = VT102 terminal
VT Terminal : http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VT100
rxvt started as a replacement for xterm. Written by Rob Nation
Forked by Marc Lehmann and called rxvt-unicode or urxvt.
Gave features such as transparency, Perl extensions and better font support
Uses the .xdefaults configuration file in your home directory for customizations.
Phil Plait's Crash Course Astronomy
Also known as The Bad Astronomer
Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Plait
Blogs at Slate : http://www.slate.com/authors.phil_plait.html
Ted Talks : https://www.ted.com/speakers/phil_plait
Crash Course on YouTube:
Comment #1 posted on 2015-04-15T09:04:00Z by FiftyOneFifty
I might have expected any story about the Knight Foundation would have taken me into the "shadowy world of a man who does not exist"
Comment #2 posted on 2015-04-29T18:44:06Z by 0xf10e
Dude, "Use versioning - everywhere!"
Seriously, just initialize a local hg/git/fossil repo and commit your stuff now and then. They say "commit early, commit often" but if you had made a commit before doing your modifications you could have gone back to a known good state with a single command.
Also moving stuff around is nicer as any copy/clone of the repo has the history of all the changesets. Merging can get a bit fiddly but having the history* is a nice addition to the comments every code is lacking ;)
*) of course, there's this problem…: http://xkcd.com/1296/
Comment #3 posted on 2015-04-30T00:29:03Z by Cprompt^
Thanks. I actually just started using git for a lot of things including version control!
I don't code often but from now on, when I do, there will be git involved.
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