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Learned about Brackets.io yesterday for front-end web development and I am a huge fan. I expect I'll be using it over Sublime for HTML/CSS and JavaScript.
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Got a Smart Air Filter (http://smartairfilters.com) for $35. It showed up last night and then today was beautiful.

I guess it just filtered all the air in Beijing. Not bad!
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+Mike Newton thanks Mike, good to hear from your perspective.
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Twenty-one days left
Win or lose I'll do my best
I am not ready.

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Anyone have quality resources for coding python on a mac? I've been using a pc to do my coding up until now but I've just purchased a MacBook Air that I plan to use for coding and web development.


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I dont know your definition of "core unix tools" but of course OSX is designed that users and, to some extend, even admins dont need the shell.
APIs for the GUI exist, even the old X11 is available;-). For Python I would be intersted to find the "best" GUI API as most multi-platform graphic modules do not exploit the specific features of OSX?
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Life in China as an expat is essentially unbearable without a VPN.

While the article does point out that these blocks appear to be geared towards VPNs which promote copyright infringement, it's a pretty short step from there to blocking all VPNs.

I guess I may be looking for new credit cards in the future.
 
Visa, Mastercard may disallow payment to VPN providers http://htl.li/2y5AuP
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Brush up on your Mandarin, you're coming to Beijing.
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I have an offer from a friend to make some money on the side doing very part-time unit testing for their iPhone app (back-end in Python) but I've never done unit-testing before and I'm looking for good resources on the subject. Also my python skills are still quite amateurish.

Anyone have recommended books, blogs, videos, etc. on learning about unit testing? Extra points if it's related to MongoDB as well.
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Very good. I plan to do a tracer in a few weeks with this. Will post back!
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Some fan art for the new Kill la Kill series, by the makers of one of my favorite animes of all time Tengen Toppa Guren Lagann.

Really excited about this show.

#killlakillanime   #killlakill  
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Ah, #Beijing . There's something about this city we all love and this video captures it pretty well.

#China  
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The Beijing Dead on stage at Hot Cat Club in Beijing in June.
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