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    In “Be Right Back,” a 2013 episode of the eerie, near-future drama Black Mirror,

    Black Mirror Season 3 was just announced.

    It’s a Science fiction/Satire series of standalone anthologies (6 episodes per season, you can watch in any order). If you’re interested in entirely non-scientific Futurology, and want to have thoughts teased from you about the psychological/social implications of technology, it’s a great TV show to watch.

    Not all episodes are PG-13. In fact, some of them have very adult themes. Either way, I’d suggest starting with “The Entire History of You” -> Season 1, Episode 3.

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      The git add -p family is what I use all the time.

      • git add -p - add chunks interactively
      • git commit -p - add hunks interactively, then commit staged & added chunks.
      • git reset -p - reset interactively
      • git checkout -p - checkout interactively.

      Instead of going through history, I end up thinking about each of the changes I’ve made as having a theme. As a result, my flow looks like this, in a day-to-day:

      • git commit -p -v (commit many small chunks, until tests pass)
      • git fetch && git rebase origin/master
      • If you can squash all “fixup” commits easily, use git rebase -i origin/master to do that, then merge.
      • git reset --soft origin/master, then use git commit -p to slowly add each incremental change as it’s own commit.
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        The title is malicious, the content is a joke.

        Similarly:

        In a similar vein, running touch ./-rf is my all-time favorite to run on unattended computers.

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          Weird that the 21st doesn’t have the same issue.

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            To speculate: probably because the preceding “2” increases the likelihood that a “1” will follow it instead of an “l” or “i” in Google’s algorithm. Though if that is the case, then I don’t know why it doesn’t assume that “January” is more likely to be followed by “11th” than “llth”.

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            Does a Javascript decoder mean people with Javascript disabled can no longer see images?

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              I assumed that the Javascript implementation was just a temporary measure because no browsers natively support the format yet, but that proper integration using the included C library was the long-term goal.

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                Yes, it looks like that.

                I could imagine people wishing for something like '<script type="codex"...', but that would just create an arms war to use javascript on browsers where it’s turned off.

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                I’ve always been weirded out by the value prop of hiring SEO experts.

                Gaming Google search rankings by pretending to be authoritative on a topic feels wrong. If you have money to spend on hiring a SEO expert, why not spend it on becoming authoritative instead.

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                  Gaming Google search rankings by pretending to be authoritative on a topic feels wrong.

                  Why? Suppose you discovered that HR departments had set up keyword filters so that “AngularJS” was accepted, but “Angular.js” was rejected. Would it “feel wrong” to adjust your resume to get through their filters?

                  If you have money to spend on hiring a SEO expert, why not spend it on becoming authoritative instead.

                  You might already be authoritative, but Google isn’t recognizing it because you haven’t performed the appropriate incantations and sacrifices. There is also the possibility that good quality content just doesn’t exist for a particular set of searches. You can use SEO to determine which searches those are, and then produce good content for them.

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                    If you have money to spend you can do whatever you want, period. SEO is important though. How traffic is making its way to your site – via google/panda or whatever – will have a big impact on your business. I just feel like this is the kind of thing you just learn through experience, and not necessarily through study of any kind. And like the author of that article pointed out, you ultimately can’t really know, the best you can do is live on quasi-magical superstitious principles.