Jay McGavren's Journal

2013-12-08

The danger of habits...

In the late 20th century, I received a thorough mocking for only putting one space after my periods. “Everyone puts two spaces after a sentence, don’t you know that?” I switched, and have been using two spaces for over a decade.

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2013-08-15

Malware and your brain...

Consumer-level brain-computer interfaces (they exist!) are rather limited at this point, and therefore so is this hack. Still, this is troubling.

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2013-08-13

Here’s the kind of code sample I have to throw away every day because it won’t fit in the available space…

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2013-08-04

Chromecast

Got our Chromecast a couple days ago, and it’s an awesome way to view Netflix and YouTube on your TV. Just pull out your phone, pick your program, and then it’s sent to the television. From there you can fast-forward, rewind, pause, and control the volume from your phone. You can queue up your program while someone else finishes theirs. If your TV has HDMI v1.4 (mine doesn’t), the Chromecast will even turn it on and switch to the correct input for you.

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2013-07-07

From Wordpress and HTML to Jekyll and Markdown

It took every bit as long as I feared to port everything, but this blog is now powered by Jekyll. Of course, Jekyll couldn’t host all my old content out of the box. Here are the tweaks I made:

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