I never intended to go into software during high school. I thought I was going to be a doctor, yet on the side, I managed to amass a good amount of experience in all sorts of technologies. While learning all of these things, I never really tried. How is this possible?
Markdown is a really awesome format for text and prose. It’s really easy to manage in any text editor, and it’s quick to write. It has a lot of features, including bolding, italicizing, lists, quotes, embedded code, and more. It’s so easy to write that it’s the “language” of choice for many major websites such as StackOverflow and Reddit, it being much easier to implement and looking nicer than a WYSIWYG text editor. I’m even writing this blog post using Markdown. However, you can’t really send someone a Markdown document. It’s meant to be processed into a more readable format, most usually HTML.
simple_form is a really great gem for generating bootstrap forms. However, you have todo a little extra to get it working with Bootstrap’s form-horizontal class. TheREADME doesn’t mention this, but it’s built in. Just write your form declaration like this:
Yaourt is probably the best tool to automatically download and install packages from the Arch User Repository, also known as AUR. It’s really powerful; however, by default, it prompts you a LOT for confirmations of different things, such as checking if you want to install something, if you want to edit the PKGBUILD, etc. As a result, Yaourt is pretty annoying if you’re used to the hands-free nature of most other package managers.
Hard work pays off. That expression is always said in today’s society, and it’s considered a good trait to have. However, many people every day work hard, yet they still find themselves struggling to pay bills or live.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Caps Lock key is completely useless. I use it about once or twice a year, and that definitely does not warrant it a spot right next to my pinky finger on the home row. It’s in a place that is just as convenient as the Enter key, despite being completely useless.
It’s pretty much common knowledge that Gmail is awesome. It’s fast, connects seamlessly with the rest of your Google services such as Drive, has a cool app called Inbox, and is overall an extremely powerful email service. However, to use it with a custom domain, you need to purchase Google Apps for either $5 or $10/month, which for casual users is a bit unnecessary. On top of that, you don’t even get all of the features a personal account gets, e.g. Inbox.