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hpr1758 :: Cool Stuff part 3

CPrompt talks about some more cool stuff for you to check out!

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Hosted by Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) on 2015-04-29 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Radiotopia,urxvt256c,astronomy.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (3)

Radiotopia

http://www.radiotopia.fm/

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 Roman Mars

urxvt256c

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rxvt

Forked by Marc Lehmann and called rxvt-unicode or urxvt. Gave features such as transparency, Perl extensions and better font support http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rxvt-unicode

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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL


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Comment #1 posted on 2015-04-15T09:04:00Z by FiftyOneFifty

KITT

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

VCS!

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^

Re: VCS

0xf10e,

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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