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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.
Radiotopia, urxvt256c, astronomy. 3.
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Duration: 00:25:43



A part of PRX (Public Radio Exchange), they are a collection of story-driven podcasts sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation.


Knight Foundation :

Headed up by their flagship podcast 99% Invisible which is based on architecture and design and hosted by Roman Mars


rxvt = Roberts XVT. X = X Window System, VT = VT102 terminal

VT Terminal :

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 :

Blogs at Slate :

Ted Talks :

Crash Course on YouTube:


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Comment #1 posted on 2015-04-15 09:04:00 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 2015-04-29 18:44:06 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…:

Comment #3 posted on 2015-04-30 00:29:03 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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