When typing in a bash shell, one can fix typos on a previous line with the ^ symbol. For example, “^wong^wang” will replace “wong” with “wang” in the last command and re-execute it. That’s amazing! http://lifehacker.com/5698494/quickly-fix-command-line-mistakes-with-the–symbol heh…wang.
If one picks a number at random from the universe, there is a 30% chance that the first digit will be 1. How awesome is that? For example, pick up any science text and tally the occrances of each of the nine digits starting a number (0 does not count)….
Today, I learned the awesomeness of the “*” printf formatting rule. printf(“%*c”, 5, ‘t’) will print 5 tabs. Behold, I no longer need employ loops for indenting!
I learned that the Cromwell Diner has the spiciest omelet I have ever eaten – spicy in a way that melts intestines.
An older gentleman made me smile today. It was a powerful, ear-to-ear grin, and entirely unexpected. Today I learned that I need to make people smile more often so I can pass it on.
I learned to trust my instincts and use raid 1 when I deem it appropriate instead of raid 0 as was suggested – especially when the hard drives are crappy.
Today I learned that too much alcohol can increase your stress levels but just enough will lower it. So, drink more, but not too much — just enough.
Today I learned that shrimp and watermelon is not a tasty combination.