The New York Times has a tool on their site which allows you to check how much warmer a city was in 2018, compared to an average calculated using data from 1981 to 2010. The data, provided by AccuWeather, comes from a database of more than 3800 cities worldwide which shows that about 83% of cities experienced average temperatures higher than normal last year.
What's been on my mind
To copy multiple, non-adjacent words in PhpStorm, option click at the start of each word, then hold option and shift and hit the right-arrow key and each word will become highlighted. Ctrl + c to copy and then move to where you want to place the copied words and paste (Ctrl + v). You can also add extra text before or after the copied words, and the extra text will occur in the same place on each line from which the words were copied.
Having taken some time off to reflect on work, life, and the work of my life, I feel a strong pull towards working on projects that have a measurable positive environmental impact.
Surfer and oceanographer Dr. Tony Butt, who has been a regular at the big wave spots around the Kommetjie area over the years and who has given talks about the science of waves and geomorphology, spoke again this evening at the Kommetjie Surf Shop, but this time it wasn’t about surfing or the formation of waves, rather he presented his research and thoughts on this “Plastic Nightmare” we are living in and are all contributors to.
Some very useful updates have been introduced to Chrome's developer tools in Chrome 68.
Amongst them, Eager evaluation, function argument hints and autocompletion:
Riaan Burger from Burtronix spoke on Git workflow and security.
Thanks to him and Amazee for their sponsorship :-)
Riaan's slides available here: http://slides.com/riaan-burger/a-secure-git-development-work-flow
PGP, GPG, GNU.
Was looking up some vim shortcuts and came across this excellent vim primer which approaches it in a very logical manner.
Just discovered(!) that moving the cursor to the end of a line and automatically adding the semicolon can be accomplished with the following combination of keys: Cmd + Shift + Enter
The makers of the many of the apps and probably all of the social media websites we use (Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube) don't have our best interests at heart, and are designed to keep us within their environments for as long as they can, and to make sure we come back often. This shouldn't come as a surprise, when most of the business models are advertising based, and more time spent = more advertising revenue potential.