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  1. In Topic: What Can You Do With a Graphic Design Degree?

    Posted 3 May 2016

    I don't know. Put it in a lifeboat 'til it's sober? Shave its belly with a rusty razor?
  2. In Topic: What is your favorite text/code editor?

    Posted 2 May 2016

    I would actually love to find the time to learn more about the deeper features of vim. It looks like there's a lot of neat stuff there.
  3. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 2 May 2016

    "No, no, sweetheart... I swear, I got it from a fish!"
  4. In Topic: "Learn Python the Hard Way" Help

    Posted 2 May 2016

    View PostZachBoyer, on 02 May 2016 - 09:50 AM, said:

    I understand that, I'm focused on the process, etc., etc. but I still have to go from one exercise to another at SOME point? I didn't necessarily ever say I was trying to speed through them.

    I believe you're referring to this:

    Zed Shaw said:

    Remember! You need to go home first! Do your pwd then cd ~ before doing this exercise. Before you do all exercises in this appendix, always go home first!

    Shaw is assuming that you might be using the terminal for other things between lessons, which means that you might have wound up in some other directory. If he has you cd to your home directory before each exercise, then he knows that you're starting from a known location, which makes it easier for him.
    At this point, you probably have a good idea of what cd ~ or just cd is doing for you. If so, you don't need to worry too much about drilling on it, and you can move forward, but it's not a bad habit to always check your local directory if you're coming back to a terminal session.

  5. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 1 May 2016

    Drink the coffee. Coffee is life. Coffee makes the headache go away. Coffee makes the world a little shinier. Life without coffee is like endless night, only without the hope of dawn, and it's really late at night so not so much is going on, and even if there were something going on, you haven't had any coffee, so you're all tired and headachey and cranky and you don't like it and you just want to go home and go to sleep, which is what the lack of coffee does to you.

    Drink the coffee, dammit.

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    02 Dec 2015 - 10:34
    There's a dude that rides my bus everyday, and all I can say is he is the personification of the majestic magnificence I imagine you to be - from his tiny wire-framed glasses to the tips of his loafers. Every morning, I see him and I think to myself, "That fucker is SOOO kiparsky."
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    15 Aug 2015 - 06:52
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    StellarMage Icon

    22 Apr 2015 - 07:23
    please respond to my email; it's v urgent!!
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    11 Mar 2015 - 05:06
    [email protected] helper !!!
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    BenignDesign Icon

    07 Aug 2014 - 10:36
    Very entertaining site you posted there. :)
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    04 Aug 2014 - 08:48
    Damn! I would have loved to go, but we were on vacation in Virginia! Keep me posted if you know they're coming back in the future!
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    jedii Icon

    20 May 2014 - 02:32
    hey i wondering if you help me with my python project really need help am willing to pay
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    23 Apr 2014 - 10:50
    Great help!
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    helpheimer Icon

    18 Apr 2014 - 00:12
    prevented my noob brain from melting multiple times :)
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    Preacher2012 Icon

    30 Mar 2014 - 16:32
    you give great help, mind help me with my cipher lab?
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    02 Mar 2014 - 00:20
    wow....jon thank you...i am happy thar i've got reps from you.... :)
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    BenignDesign Icon

    23 Dec 2013 - 22:32
    Rawr. I love it when you talk nerdy.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    23 Dec 2013 - 08:54
    And what's wrong with library cred? A well read man is a sexy man.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    18 Dec 2013 - 13:35
    Gotta maintain that computer geek street cred.
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    18 Dec 2013 - 13:11
    Your theme song is both hysterical and sad. I doubt the truth in it, but I get the point.
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