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daily 03/31/2015

March 31, 2015 Leave a comment
    • Hipps’ parents allege that Hipps, as pledge class president, was required to buy breakfast for the frat from McDonald’s. But they say Hipps told his brothers that he couldn’t afford it, upon which he was told to figure it out somehow. Evidently, Hipps either chose not to or was not able to procure the breakfast.
    • According to Hipps’ parents, King approached Hipps about the breakfast, which caused a “confrontation.” “Subsequently” Hipps then “went over the railing.” The immediate next part of the suit then notes that Sig Ep had a “long tradition” of making pledges jump off the bridge and swim to shore.
    • Regardless, this account of what happened on the bridge goes to great lengths to refute the frat’s story that they lost track of Hipps and never saw him go into the water. Where Sig Ep has insinuated that Hipps fell behind the entire group to the point that his whereabouts became unknown, his parents say that King was tasked with running behind all of the pledges.
    • The theory that at least one, if not several, Sig Ep brothers were present on the bridge when Hipps went over appears to be backed up by a 911 call released by police back in September. In that call, a brother named Cam   seemed to pause and omit details when telling the emergency operator about the circumstances of Hipps’ disappearance.
    • Hipps’ parents also say that one brother deleted the entirety of a group text, that King attempted to delete all of his phone calls from the days before and after Hipps’ death, and that Starr—one of other named defendants—deleted his calls and changed his phone number during the investigation.
    • The suit may result in no material victory for the Hipps family—one figures that various teams of high-priced Southern law-yurs will do their damnedest to get their clients removed as defendants, and the suit dropped altogether. Maybe filing the suit is meant to be more of a kick in the ass to the local police, who have kept details close to their vests as they conduct their criminal investigation.
    • Though it had the benefit of exempting Holmes from making any extra arrangements with the building’s management, our theory also required her to physically exit her apartment complex and enter Whole Body to eventually access Whole Foods. In an email to Gawker, a municipal engineer in New York City argued this premise was too complex:
    • Not every email in a box should be a task so that’s why we designed the feature so that you had to explicitly mark emails as tasks. This is really nice because now you can go to the box view and see which emails are tasks, and out of those tasks which ones still have to be done.
    • According to legend, the Night’s King lived during the Age of Heroes, not long after the Wall was complete. He was a fearless warrior, who was named the thirteenth Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
    • Later he fell in love with a woman “with skin as white as the moon and eyes like blue stars”, he chased her and loved her though “her skin was cold as ice”, and when he gave his seed to her he gave his soul as well.[1] (Her description matches that of the Others.)
    • It was not until his own brother, the King in the North, and Joramun, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, joined forces that the Night’s King was brought down and the Night’s Watch freed.
    • It is likely this led the lords of the North to forbid the Night’s Watch to construct walls at their keeps, ensuring the keeps would always be accessible from the south.
    • In the books, Old Nan told Bran the story of the Night’s King, and despite rumors to the contrary says he was a Stark, a brother to the King of Winterfell, and that his name was Bran as well.
    • (I’d say that magical Wall-destroying Horn of Joramun is definitely real).
    • Its the case of Chekhov’s Gun.


      Of course there’s a horn that can take down the wall. And there’s a horn that can control dragons. Are they the same horn? Maybe, maybe not. But as we go along on this quest we will see more magic, more of the prophecies (Danny’s vision of Snow on the iron throne) come to pass. (“I wanted to be a wizard” -Sam)

    • data manipulation sublanguage
      • Setting Path on Windows


        Windows 8



        1. Drag the Mouse pointer to the Right bottom corner of the screen

        3. Click on the Search icon and type: Control Panel

        5. Click on -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced

        7. Click on Environment Variables, under System Variables, find PATH, and click on it.

        9. In the Edit windows, modify PATH by adding the location of the class to the value for PATH. If you do not have the item PATH, you may select to add a new variable and add PATH as the name and the location of the class as the value.

        11. Close the window.

        13. Reopen Command prompt window, and run your java code.

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daily 03/30/2015

March 30, 2015 Leave a comment
    • Welcome


      The Remember the Milk Command Line Interface is a project started to create a fully functional python-based command line interface for the Remember the Milk online task manager ( The script should run as written on UNIX(-like) systems (including Mac OS X) and on Windows, using the included Windows Console or 3rd party UNIX terminal emulators such as Cygwin, with a little tweaking.

    • Chief Operating Officer
      • Develop technical documentation as needed.
      •  Define standards and procedures for best practices for business intelligence and analytics reporting design and development.
      • Ability to translate strategic vision into data/information requirements and synthesize complex data into simple insights and recommendations
    • Collaborate on sales effectiveness analytics, and close gaps to help sales teams improve pipeline conversion ratios.
    • I did find out today that the Client is looking for candidates that have experience with Excel and SQL tied to programs management. 
    • Responsible for web/social media/marketing automation/salesforce/ to drive business decisions.
      • Improve use of dashboards and data visualization tools internally.
      • Superior interpersonal skills to drive cross-functional collaboration and lead change initiatives
    • Measure performance of different lead generation sources by business unit/product portfolio, through well-established KPIs.
      • Programming languages – SQL and R languages highly preferred
    • . The tracks will play as usual in most music apps, but the right software lets you independently control the bass, drums, melody and vocals. You could drop singing if you don’t want it during a transition, for instance, or apply effects to the beat without touching anything else.
    • Prepares benefit justifications and then serves as primary liaison between the business (Sales, Channel, Finance, Accounting & Tax) and engineering staff users and the architects/developers in order to implement effective CRM/ERP solutions.
    • Joss Whedon says that adding Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to this movie gave him the chance to create movie versions of two Marvel heroes from scratch, and the ban on mentioning mutants meant he got to take some liberties with their backstory.
    • “It’s like someone told me TJ Ford tweeted — you want the fairy tale ending, you want it all to end right, but sometimes you don’t get what you want in life when you want it,” Barnes said. “You don’t always get the results in athletics when you want it.”
    • Barnes admitted that he was “surprised” when the leaks from the university came out on Thursday saying that he would have to remove his assistants or be fired himself.
    • “i couldn’t do that,” Barnes said. “That would be me saying this about me. Believe me, I’ve leaned on and been carried by a lot of great people here. To tell you about the kind of staff I have, though, we’re in this together.”
    • Reasonable minds may differ as to whether Barnes deserved another year at the helm, but one thing is absolutely clear: he didn’t deserve a patronizing, meddling middle ground. And that’s precisely what this little ploy by Patterson was — a really silly, myopic move that reflects a gross misunderstanding of priorities, an inflated ego, and outright negligent comprehension of staffing in college basketball.
    • Regardless of whether the decision actually was mutual and how Patterson handled the situation, Texas is now in the market for a new basketball coach for the first time in a generation after Barnes went out with the same type of class he exhibited throughout his long tenure in Austin.
    • The way I read this is that Patterson was only going to make a change if one of his short list of candidates was available. Reading the tea leaves, Marshall was at the top of that list. I’m sure Patterson talked to his agent after our season was over, got a warm response, waited until WSU’s season was over, worked out a verbal framework of a deal, Marshall tells Bama to look elsewhere, we fire Barnes, and supposedly we’ll have a new coach this week.
    • There is nothing better than silliness associated with two Virginia television stations cultivating sources within the world of Longhorn athletics. This is sure to go well for them.
    • I don’t know if I should take this as an indication that Texas is headed in a different direction, Marshall is using Alabama as a kind of stalking horse to try to raise Texas’ budget for his eventual offer, or if this is all just pointless chatter. It is probably just pointless chatter.
    • Cook says these laws “rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”
    • And since Windows 8 is intimately connected to my Microsoft account, the only way I could use the Xbox app on my laptop was if I could decouple my Gamertag from my ancient email address. Little did I know that you’re in for a world of hurt if you dare to pair your Xbox Live Gamertag with a different email address.


      Pairing your Gamertag to a new email address is a herculean task

    • “I remember what it was like to grow up in the South in the 1960s and 1970s,” writes Cook, who says that faith has “always been an important part” of his life. “Discrimination isn’t something that’s easy to oppose. It doesn’t always stare you in the face. It moves in the shadows. And sometimes it shrouds itself within the very laws meant to protect us.”
  • As a reminder, all dogs must be in General Admission sections

  • Episode VII taking an odd turn.

  • I’ll have some Nutella Narcissism for breakfast! #nutella #luxury #breakfast #champion #design #food…

    tags: nutella luxury breakfast champion design food

  • I’m glad to say that I was apart of the foundation @TexasMBB 16 years ago that built a culture of hardwork, dedication, and resiliency.

    • Those who are young enough to acquire new skills have a chance to thrive in the city, which is known for its automobile manufacturing, but also relies heavily on its natural resources industry. But those who are too old resort to what they know best: Farming on a small plot of land.

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daily 03/29/2015

March 29, 2015 Leave a comment
    • Saved views are a way to get a different perspective on your pipeline. This becomes especially useful as you have more and more boxes in your pipeline and don’t need to see them all at the same time. By using a combination of filtering, sorting and grouping settings you can see your pipeline in entirely new ways.
    • You can also choose to show one or more Saved Views directly in your inbox which lets you see relevant, high priority boxes automatically without having to go to your pipeline.
    • . A box is simply a container for all the information about a particular client or candidate.
    • Freshness – an indicator of how long ago a box was updated, relative to the other boxes in your pipeline.
    • Date of Next Reminder – the date the next active reminder is set for. Usually used for deadlines or to determine what things you’re waiting on.
    • Summary – the condensed form of Comment, Email, File, and Reminder Counts. Extremely helpful at a glance, but isn’t useable in a saved view
    • Streak CRM calls individual companies “boxes”, with various contacts and activities in that box. To set up a box for an existing email in your inbox, simply tag it:

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daily 03/26/2015

March 26, 2015 Leave a comment
    • before strolling away from the disturbing scene like a boss with her head held high.
    • “The guy is pulling on my car handle. I said, ʼDonʼt touch my car. Itʼs a brand new car.ʼ I didnʼt want it scratched,” Kendall Rae Talbot said. “He kept saying, ʼThis is my ride home. My boys are in there,ʼ and pulling on the handle.
    • On the other hand, a consultant’s job lasts only a set period of time, and after that, they’re off looking for work again, navigating the grinding process of networking, sending out resumes and going to interviews.
    • If that wasn’t enough, consultants must manage their own taxes and pay their own health insurance, fund their 401(k) and handle a dozen other details that employers usually cover for full-time staff
    • “Web development is a different arena from traditional IT positions like project management, business analysis or QA.”
    • Kotlinski recommended putting a single sentence or note after the company name, e.g. “J. Robinson, Inc., an international investment firm,” which might trigger a match with a vertical market; a recruiter searching via keywords related to investment or funding is more likely to bring up a resume coded in that fashion.
    • She suggested that candidates focus their efforts on the very beginning of the requirements list, as the most relevant skills tend to be at the top of the description.
    • While a chronological resume is still very valuable in highlighting duties, responsibilities and technical proficiencies, it’s critical to tie in your experiences to specific roles. “Highlight the work you’ve done on cross functional and project teams, as this can often pull in the qualities a hiring manager is looking for in a role that touches on many elements,”
    • focus on the achievements made with the skills they have
    • align your talents with what the organization is trying to accomplish
    • If you’re inexperienced with a particular technology, highlight your work with a competing product. If you don’t know Red Hat Linux but have worked extensively with Ubuntu, you can stress the commonalities between the job spec and your closely related experience.
    • Let’s say your experience doesn’t exactly fit the job requirements, but you think your skill set nonetheless makes you a strong candidate. There are ways to pass the initial resume screening, which is largely based on keyword matching, without resorting to lies; for example, phrasing your experience as, “While the position calls for X, my decade of developing Y is closely applicable to the position because…”
    • Frey suggested, “and being able to develop professional relationships with IT teams may encourage employers to consider you for open roles based on the rapport you have built.”
    • Attend user groups or even share your knowledge by speaking,” Schweiss said. “This will help you build a reputation that precedes you as someone who is knowledgeable in the field. It might help get a foot in the door.
    • When authorities tried to talk to Hernandez, police said he “invoked his right to counsel.”
    • If air marshals are meant to protect our noble American way of life, there’s no better way than by living the American dream: being paid to fuck around in a padded chair and take naps after cheating on your spouse in a hotel room.

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daily 03/25/2015

March 25, 2015 Leave a comment

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daily 03/24/2015

March 24, 2015 Leave a comment
    • The absence of coercion is not the presence of justice.
    • Rovell is right that most individual players’ names don’t carry any real value.
    • But how does Rovell think college athletics programs—namely men’s football and basketball, as well as women’s basketball to a lesser degree—earn money?
    • Few people own Andrew Bogut jerseys or buy tickets to watch him play, but he is the most important cog in the league’s best defense on the league’s best team, which enhances both the Golden State Warriors’ brand and Curry’s. (This is why he is paid $13 million.)
    • It’s a fun game and there are people from the crematorium industry giving me cute stats on how much that yard of bones of dead NFL players with CTE would be worth to develop.

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daily 03/23/2015

March 23, 2015 Leave a comment
    • Share any Gmail Label with others


      Share your Gmail Labels with any number of Gmail or Google Apps users. Takes 10 seconds to setup, and new emails sync in under 2 minutes.

    • SXSW: where rock and hip-hop fans peacefully come together
    • Unlike, say Glastonbury, sponsorship at SXSW is as almost as intrinsic to the festival as the panels themselves. Big companies come in, set up shop and offer “user experiences”, which often boil down to groups of 22-year-olds plastered in web addresses and hashtags giving away drinks tokens and sponsored ponchos. That corporate element often means you can get free booze and tacos, but you hardly feel rock’n’roll drinking some 3% beer while you slowly become a glorified sandwich board for corporate America.
    • He said: “‘When Reaganomics kicked in, certain things were taken away, after-school programs and things of that nature. Guns and drugs were shipped into the neighborhood.

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