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The more I find out about PHP, the more I can appreciate the "sanity" of JavaScript. What was up with language designers in the early 1990's?

This week's WTF!?

$v = array_filter([1, 2, 3, 4, 5], function($x) {
  return $x > 3;
});

if ($v[0] < 3) {
  print("wtf!!??\n");
}
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Ahhhh.
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Trying to avoid obvious comments about Google+ Real Name policies. +Calvin Broadus
 
#throwbackthursday
I'm not that short, it's that he is freakishly tall :-) lol
+Snoop Dogg

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...and he is that short.
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+Google Chrome you have a bad one on Dev Channel and Canary. Good luck.
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Bug has been fixed, I've been told a new push is coming this morning.
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A while back I convinced my wife to move to Android and ditch her super old iPhone. I told her that once she got used to everything it would be better. But sadly, it's just not. Her assessment is still, "Nothing ever works on this damn phone" I have trouble defending these issues because I have them too, but I could rationalize them when they were only impacting me.

Just to name a few:
- Sometimes the radio loses signal entirely and cannot be restored without a reboot.

- Phone randomly shuts off or reboots.

- Email takes absurdly long to send (https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=1237)

- Battery life and speed of the device is just random and it's impossible to attribute it to a single app/service.

I would be comfortable concluding that I have a bad phone, but this happens on three different Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones. And yes, they are over two years old but in my wife's case, she was replacing a 2007 iPhone. 
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My Galaxy Nexus has been ok, but my wife has had all sorts of problems with hers. I think the line was just in and out. We've had close to 10 android phones between the two of us, and her Galaxy Nexus has been overwhelmingly buggy compared to all the others.
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There's this fight on Hacker News about the Ruby Garbage Collector being sucky ... but the haters are just hat'n, there's a simple solution to this problem....

"[Configuration Option] It allows you to automatically restart a process after it has processed the given number of requests, thereby lowering its peak memory usage."

Boom. Argument is over!
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Of course, I should also point out there are a number of popular runtimes where the value of that option is 1 ... and it's not configurable.
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So what do you think this JavaScript will do?

var a = Array(10).map(function(x, i) {
    return i;
});
console.log(a);
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A: it will tick you off. At least that aspect of JavaScript is consistent. ;-)
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A number of people asked about the source for my Pleasant Places map (http://www.kellegous.com/j/2014/02/03/pleasant-places/) and I finally got around to pushing it to GitHub.

https://github.com/kellegous/pleasant-places
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Hadoop jobs running...

Storm blowing in...

Working remotely from the beach is kind of cool (as long as we don't lose power)
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Even nicer that way of course. 
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This week we received our first notification that we may exceed the new bandwidth limits that Comcast is enforcing. I went in search of a usage app so I can keep an eye on it.  Unsurprisingly, it's a shitty Adobe Air app. I looked to see what services it's talking to in hopes that I can better track this over time. I was not surprised to find that each time it asks for what is effectively two integers, bandwidth limit and bandwidth used, it does so by downloading 30k of XML. Let me guess Comcast, you sell bandwidth at high prices?
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+Joren Van Severen You have to buy extra blocks of bandwidth here too. We have a data limit of 300G, though. We're exactly the people they are looking to milk. We stream a lot of video. We also pay for Comcast TV, Phone and Internet  but I guess that's not enough. I'm in the process of canceling the TV and eventually the phone.
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Hey +Toby Reyelts, work just started on Dart for AppEngine. Thought you might be interested in that ... for no particular reason.
https://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=6092#c40
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Huh, managed version. I wonder if there's an interesting story around that.
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I'm Design + Engineering. I used to work for Google on Chrome & WebKit. I'm responsible for the existence of Speed Tracer and I was an early member of the GWT team. Before that I studied under John Maeda at the MIT Media Lab. And before that, I co-founded Connexxia which was kind of marketing through social networks before that was a good idea. I'm also a triathlete obsessed with swimming, cycling and running. More at http://kellegous.com/about.
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Alas, if you didn't make it to the Indian Pass Raw Bar in its prime you missed the magic. This place was a local treasure of fantastic food and the ultimate in laid back coastal atmosphere. Fantastic steamed and baked oysters coupled with serve yourself beer from the cooler, I planned trips around returning to this place because each experience was memorable. This year, though, the magic is gone. The popularity has destroyed this gem of the forgotten coast. First, we had trouble getting seated. There were a number of people waiting, but that wasn't the issue here. Either due to lack of organization or favors for locals, we were repeatedly moved down the seating list. It took an uncomfortable discussion to bring this to someone's attention to finally get us a seat. The food was as wonderful as it ever has been. Strangely, though, our order never fully made it to the table. After some time we asked only to find out they were out of oysters and hadn't bothered to tell us that our food wouldn't be coming. The super casual checkout, which was once charming now became the subject of suspicion as we spent the trip home discussing whether they had charged us for the food we never received. The consensus was that they must have, given the price. We left hungry and focused on the disappointment. I have never left the Indian Pass Raw Bar focused on anything but the positive experience we had just had. Oh but if you had been to this place in its prime. It was a treasure and sadly it will be missed dearly. If you missed, I'm sorry but there is no more magic here.
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