I follow @Cassidoo on Twitter and spotted this thread she started.
I know a few folks who think puns are for children and not groan adults, but me, I’ve always enjoyed a good play on words. She continues on for a few more tweets, all playing off CSS units of measurement, and other people chimed in with their own.
As I said, I like a good play on words, but one thing was bothering me, “What’s this ‘fr’ thing?” One Google search later, I now know it’s a unit of measure meaning, to use an automatically calculated fraction of the space in a container. It’s used in grids and flexboxes and solves some problems where you accidentally use more than 100% of the available space.
You can read about it in the spec, but I found this introduction to the
fr CSS unit to be quite helpful.
I do believe, I may have a few dozen uses for this. ?
I follow Mark Hamill on Twitter because I find him entertaining. For example, this exchange:
On the other hand, I primarily follow Scott Hanselman because he drops interesting tech nuggets, such as when he retweeted this:
Don’t get me wrong, Scott can be entertaining too, but the git config linked from that tweet is full of things I didn’t even know you could configure! (Six months in, I’m still finding entirely new realms within git that I didn’t realize I didn’t know about!)
Seeing the config sections for the merge and diff tools, I also verified that yes, the bc merge/diff tool referenced in the git documentation really is (or at least, can be) Beyond Compare. I’ve been using TortiseGit for my Git GUI needs, but I also like Beyond Compare. (The default vi-based diff tool is just painful.)
And then I find an article about how to configure Beyond Compare to work with Git.
When working on home improvement/repair projects, I’ve occasionally needed to drill pilot holes into wood that was hard, brittle (e.g. particle board) or sometimes both.
This guide has been invaluable for figuring out which size bit to use.
Bookmarked so I can find it again.
(Image via Pixabay.)
From the “So I can find it again” department…
Setting Up an Ubuntu Subversion Server