Challenging myself

Something I would like to try out for this month is post less on social media (excluding Instagram) and post more on WordPress. I rarely spend time posting to social anyway, but it could be interesting. Even if it’s just comments on other people’s blogs. This will help me gain a larger blogging circle which I …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday November 11, 2018

Reading the days news

Almost every work day I have a routine where I try to stay up to date with the world through the paper, Twitter, and of course Hacker News for the nerdy stuff. Of course, all of these sites can be time-consuming and just staying up to date with these three could take hours a day. Here are a few bookmarks I use to cut …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Sunday November 11, 2018

Gravel Grinding in Kings Mountain

It’s been raining a lot the past week and most of our local single track is closed until it dries out. I knew that meant either going and getting muddy at Poston Park  which never closes. Instead of that, I decided to try and hit some gravel roads, but most roads in Gaston County are now paved. Using Gravel Map  I …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Sunday November 11, 2018

The 2018 iPad Pro

Watch my video review of the new iPad Pro in both sizes. Rather than try to be comprehensive, I focused on what matters most to me: size choice between the 11” and 12.9”, the Smart Keyboard Folio from my perspective as a frequent 10.5” Smart Keyboard user, the new Pencil, and why “getting work done” isn’t …

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Written by Marco Ament - - Aggregated on Friday November 9, 2018

Sleep on it

The old saying, “sleep on it”, meaning spend some time tonight thinking about the question and have an answer tomorrow.  It’s a common phrase in our language but how often do you literally put aside time to actually think about it? Having a busy life outside of work with family, hobbies, dinner, everything else it’s …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday November 9, 2018

Weekly Update 112

Wow, didn't the passwords discussions go nuts this week! Passwords suck and they must die, they're never going to die, people are using bad ones, people should be able to use bad ones, developers are at fault and my personal favourite in the "how on earth did you reach that conclusion" category, I should actually do …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday November 9, 2018

Laravel 5.7.13 Released

Laravel 5.7.13 was released Wednesday with some new collection methods and the ability to return an array of messages in a custom validation rule. …

Written by Laravel News - - Aggregated on Thursday November 8, 2018