My notes after being using Zend2 framework for a few weeks:
- Debug::dump (use Zend\Debug\Debug)
- htmlspecialchars to output user’s text back to the browser
My notes after being using Zend2 framework for a few weeks:
I interviewed (non-technical) at a company that actually develops technology that has a positive impact in the real world.
I interviewed (via phone) for a Software Developer position at a Houston tech company
The questions that I want to remember:
This is the (summarized) version of a recipe I’ve been using to make fried chicken wings. (Source needed)
I’ve found that depending where the wings are from, the time for frying varies. It is due to the size of the wings.
Final note: my partner was the one that got this recipe fine-tuned; it is me who likes to have the best recipes in electronic format.
tl;dr Twitter patterns of RT/fav vary widely depending on content and social ties.
My Twitter user name (@bam) often bring wrong notifications because someone made a mistake when typing some one else’s user name, or when the tweet gets truncated. I have seen various behaviors, some expected, some unexpected:
When I chose my user name, I thought about getting @ba, but then I remembered people complaining about the airline with those initials, and I knew I could not handle the bad comments. I’m glad I did not chose it.
Final comment: I’d like someone from Twitter to help me transfer my user name to an organization of my choosing, in a way that I can take another user name (I have a few in mind) but it is guaranteed that the other organization gets to keep @bam. There’s no money involved in any transfer, as it is a non-for-profit organization.
It is almost end of the year. Emails are coming from a bunch of suppliers, all of them wishing Happy Holidays. Even the organization for which I work goes the extra mile to make a web page with a video for the holidays. A co-worker (different lab) asked if I’ve seen the video. He said that the focus is on sports, and new constructions that took place during the year. It is clear to me that for alumni, it would be a great video.
I’m not sure what companies expect us to do with a happy-holidays email. There is no action for me to take. There is no promotion listed. There is no announcement of new products.
These things caught my attention among the happy-holiday emails:
tl;dr Travel to the future and take full control of someone’s body (wifey) for a few hours.
I’ve been fascinated with time travel since I was a kid. Back to the future is one of my favorites. I was unable to find any flaw on the story for a long long time. Recently, I had this weird dream, from which I took the main idea for this story.
A long time ago, in a planet far, far away… Adam tested his time-machine. He could only travel to the future, no more than 2 weeks into the future. He setup the test of the the machine to appear two days into the future, at 2am, location: the master bedroom of his house. He pushed the button and felt a short cold breeze. Then he opened his eyes. It was dark, it was very late at night. He then hear the snoring of the other person on the bed. He touch his hair; it was very long. He then got closer to the other person on the bed bed and saw himself snoring and with a slight smell of alcohol. Adam has short hair, his wife has long hair. It worked. He did travel in time to his own bed and is now possessing his wife’s body. He moved his hands down the chest; it was a woman’s. Then he got up and walked to the bathroom. The night light allowed him to see in the mirror that he was in his wife’s body. It was odd. Then he proceeded to do the second part of the test. He walked to the kitchen, took the potato peeler and cut himself a small cut in the knee, his wife knee. He felt the pain, took a napkin and cleaned the two or three drops of blood. He wrapped the napkin in another napkin and trashed it. This is it. He went to back to bed as the time he had set to stay in the future was short, only 5 minutes. Laying down on bed, pain subsiding, hearing the snoring, waiting, and touching the next person, himself, with just a small padding, so that the snoring stops. He waited, and in a couple of minutes felt the cold breeze again and was back in his normal timeline, his hand just in front of the button he had pushed 5 minutes ago, actually, just a second ago.
The test for time travel worked well on his side. He was in the future, took possession of his wife’s body, did a tiny cut in her knee and went back to sleep. Now it is time to plan his actions for two days into the future.
The next day he stayed up late, working in the computer until he knew he would have only 4 hours of sleep. Then on the second night, during dinner, he popped an allergy pill; the ones that make him really sleepy. After dinner, he shared a beer with his wife, but after she went on to her computer as usual, he had a second beer without her knowledge. He was sleepy from the previous night, plus the allergy pill and the beer, he knew that he only had to wait until around 11pm and he’ll be deeply sleepy when the time travel test will take place. He slept trough; only to wake up at around 4am to pee. He then felt the anxiety as he wondered about his wife. He turned and looked at her sleeping on bed, as usual, without making any noise. He moved the blankets and spotted her hurt knee. Now he will go pee and then be back to sleep and talk to her in the morning.
He woke up first. Then he went to the restroom, followed by shower, when she came into the bathroom and only said “good morning”. He proceeded as the usual routine. When she was getting ready for a bath, he asked her “what happened to your knee?”. She looked at it and said she did not know, she must have hurt her somewhere and did not even noticed. He was happy. The time travel test was successful. He could travel to the future, possess someone’s body and that person would not remember, even if they got hurt. He then started to plan his next time travel episode, same location, same person’s body being possessed, but this time he will use his wife’s body to find out whether he is gay or not; or B (as in LGBT).
I’ve taken notes of my notes at the small gym (3 year old kids). The routine varies every week but here are some of the activities:
This is the way my mom prepares Mexican Rice.
|1 cup||long grain rice|
|1 cube||Knorr Chicken Bouillon|
|1/2 cube||Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor|
I did regular service on my Toyota car early on May 2014.
I’ve received three emails asking for feedback about my recent service experience, and today I actually received a phone call to remind me about it. I strongly believe that no one truly reads or acts upon such automatically generated surveys. But, given that Toyota insists, I’ll fill it up and copy relevant feedback here.
Quality of work: They should have mentioned that the terminals had corrosion but I should have read the printout of the service too, instead of relying on the service advisor saying that “everything is great with the car”.
They normally inspect the cabin air filter and recommend changing it. I have changed it myself in the past, so I changed it about two weeks after the service.
To my surprise, I found that the little tube that helps the globe compartment to open slowly was disconnected. I also found that they did not even blow air on the cabin-air filter. I know for a fact that even if you do not install a new one, it is a common practice to just blow some air on the filter to remove some of the dust. When I replaced the cabin-air filter I knew immediately that such blowing of air to clean it a bit was not done at all.
I consider such quality of work to be unacceptable.