Scrum Point Cards – Google Hangouts Extension

My hands can only show so many numbers, you know? So today I was looking into purchasing some Scrum Poker Cards for Pointing and during my research came across this awesome extension to Google Hangouts.

You can install it at the following URL:

https://googledrive.com/host/0B6f23k09j5OnSWJMcjVPeVVENGc/hangout.html

 

The original post where I found this can be found here:

https://plus.google.com/+ajmalRAMJAUN/posts/UQvgjp82BhZ

 

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App::cpanminus – The Skinny

It came to my attention today when I was asked to help a fellow programmer with a Perl Module dependency issue that not everyone is aware of cpanm / App::cpanminus. This perl module provides an amazing tool for installing Perl Modules and their dependencies.

How to install

A nice simple install just copy and paste this in your terminal:

curl 
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Perl Primer – Get Into Perl Fast

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal). Its major features are that it’s easy to

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Centering Rotated Elements

About a month ago I came across an issue where I was rotating some text to be vertical vs horizontal. When I did this it was impossible to keep the text correctly positioned.

Here’s the CSS I was using:

.box {
  width: 33.3%;
  height: 100%;
  float: left;
  font-size: 2em;
  cursor: pointer;
  filter: alpha(opacity=80);
  opacity: 0.8;
}
.vertical-text {
  -ms-transform: rotate(90deg);
  
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Bash While Loops – A How To

I work with a lot of people that just don’t understand what a while loop is, how it functions and most of all how to write one.

First off while loops are very useful for working with one-liners and data received on the command line. A while loop executes a portion of code until a condition that was true becomes … read more

HTMLPurifier Truncating Output

So I had an interesting problem arise today where HTMLPurifier (http://htmlpurifier.org/) was truncating all of my output except that which was in between PHP tags. This was very strange behavior that I had not yet seen.

Here was my view:

<div class='groom_log_content'>
  <fieldset class='border-fields'>
    <legend class='bold'><?php echo $groom['content_name']; ?></legend>
    <p class='editable_textarea fix_space' id='<?php echo $groom['content_id']; ?>'><?php echo $this->cleaner->purify($content); 
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