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handprint : technique
Watercolor: choosing brushes, paper, and colors and pigments; then technique. The site appears elegant and parsimonious, but also very informative.
art  painting  color  watercolor  reference 
11 days ago by JJLDickinson
Arduino - APIStyleGuide
The Arduino style guide for code libraries is deliberately contrarian. This is the closest thing to an explanation of Arduino C++ object-oriented programming in the canonical Arduino reference. It's a once over lightly, with little discussion of OOP and no mention of how to use the Arduino IDE to create .h and .cpp files, and how to manage them.

"This is a style guide to writing library APIs in an Arduino style. Some of these run counter to professional programming practice. We’re aware of that, but it’s what’s made it possible for so many beginners to get started with Arduino easily."
Arduino  style  programming  C++  reference  OOP 
19 days ago by JJLDickinson
Silicone Molding with FDM Patterns
FDM, or fused deposition molding, is beside the point, as far as I'm concerned. What interests me about this document is the rules of thumb for silicone part design. Most of these apply generally.
From the document:

Silicone molding, also known as room temperature vulcanized (RTV) molding, is a fast and affordable solution for prototyping and short-run production. Offering lead times of three to seven days at just a fraction of the cost of an aluminum tool for injection molding, silicone molding is an attractive alternative for the production of plastic parts.
reference  silicone  manufacturing  design 
4 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Bolt Depot - Fastener Information - Terminology, Measurement, Materials and more
Who HASN'T been confused by fasteners? (People who've never used or shopped for them?) Bolt Depot is here to help. Tools include printable files, which if printed without scaling, can be used to identify particular fasteners by eye.
reference  tutorial  fastener  screw  design  DIY 
4 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Dallas Temperature Control Library - Miles Burton - Innovative engineering for pretty much anything
Documentation of the Maxim/Dallas temperature control library; per Arduino IDE sample code.
Arduino  electronics  sensor  DIY  reference 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Arduino Reference
Arduino programming language reference. This introductory page provides a quick overview.
Arduino  programming  language  reference  C++ 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
A lot of reasonably well thought-out product reviews.
shopping  reference 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
TV Tropes
From the website:
Merriam-Webster defines trope as a "figure of speech." For creative writer types, tropes are more about conveying a concept to the audience without needing to spell out all the details.
The wiki is called "TV Tropes" because TV is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They reflect life. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere.
wiki  reference  writing  scienceFiction  literature  fiction 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Semantic Scholar - An academic search engine for scientific articles
A search engine for peer-reviewed academic research. From the site:
What if a cure for an intractable cancer is hidden within the results of thousands of clinical studies? We believe that in 20 years’ time, AI will be able to connect the dots between studies to identify hypotheses and suggest experiments that would otherwise be missed. That's why we're building Semantic Scholar and making it free and open to researchers everywhere.
Semantic Scholar is a project at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). AI2 was founded to conduct high-impact research and engineering in the field of artificial intelligence. We're funded by Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, and led by Dr. Oren Etzioni, a world-renowned researcher and professor in the field of artificial intelligence.
research  search  reference  AI 
march 2018 by JJLDickinson
DevDocs API Documentation
API documentation for a variety of prominent open source technologies; per Philip Yurchuk.
documentation  openSource  API  reference 
november 2017 by JJLDickinson
Classical Music | Your source for hard-to-find classical music recordings - ArkivMusic
Classical recordings; per KUSC's (kusc.org) affiliate relationship. Terrific discounts? No. Package tracking for orders? No. Deep inventory and an informative, uncluttered website? Yes!
shopping  music  reference  classicalMusic 
september 2017 by JJLDickinson
c# - Using verify in selenium testing using NUnit - Stack Overflow
An explanation of implementing soft assertions (what Selenium documentation calls "verification") in a C#/NUnit/WebDriver environment. After wandering all over the landscape, I am much better prepared to appreciate this approach.

"You are essentially asking for a way to do "soft assertions". The way the IDE does it is correct. After all, that's what "soft assertions" are. If something fails a particular assertion, you want it to carry on regardless. That is what the IDE is doing, by catching that exception (notice that in it's code it's only catching the AssertionException).
"In order to help avoid messy code, the best you can do is create your own verify methods. Sometimes you don't even need to catch exceptions."

Will wonders never cease?
Selenium  WebDriver  documentation  reference  softwareTesting  testAutomation  C#  NUnit 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
c# 4.0 - Assert, Verify and other commands in Selenium WebDriver using C# - Stack Overflow
I'm bookmarking this basic Q&A out of a completist instinct. This assertion that it's not Selenium WebDriver that supports assertions in testing, but e.g. NUnit or MSTest, working in concert with the WebDriver framework. This is part of the foundation of the approach I'm assembling.
Selenium  WebDriver  documentation  reference  softwareTesting  testAutomation  C#  NUnit 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
Test Design Considerations — Selenium Documentation
The current Selenium documentation is written for developers. They can't NOT say something about test design; but in sequence, it doesn't come until after several chapters' worth or more granular considerations. In any event, here it is; and it's notable for articulating the distinction between "assert" and "verify." Unfortunately this distinction doesn't seem to translate linearly from the Java world to the C# world.
"In contrast, verify commands will not terminate the test. If your test uses only verify commands you are guaranteed (assuming no unexpected exceptions) the test will run to completion whether the checks find defects or not."
This article also briefly discusses the page object model, data-driven-testing, and database validation, among other topics.
Selenium  WebDriver  documentation  reference  softwareTesting  testAutomation 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
WebDriver: Advanced Usage — Selenium Documentation
Selenium WebDriver "advanced" topics include good coverage of implicit and explicit waits, but it's not the last word. (See some of my other bookmarks for one cross-section of the topic.)
Selenium  WebDriver  documentation  reference  softwareTesting  testAutomation  implicitWait 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
Selenium WebDriver — Selenium Documentation
Aging Selenium WebDriver documentation. Not API-style documentation, but a prosier overview. Good look at locating GUI elements.
Selenium  WebDriver  documentation  reference  softwareTesting  testAutomation 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
Selenium Documentation — Selenium Documentation
Contents of current official Selenium documentation. Complete, but showing its age.
Selenium  WebDriver  documentation  reference  softwareTesting  testAutomation 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
The Architecture of Open Source Applications
Complete series of books on open source architecture, performance, programming, and (coming soon) social justice issues. (!) Books can also be purchased as hard copy and other media, and the site shares how much of the price of each version is donated to Amnesty International.
book  openSource  Architecture  reference  programming 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
2011 Grit Chart - KLINGSPOR GRIT CHART.pdf
Not all sandpaper abrasives are available in all grits. These tables cross reference grit vs. abrasive material.
Klingspor  sandpaper  woodworking  abrasive  reference 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
KLINGSPOR Reference Information - Sandpaper, Technical advice, Abrasive grains, belts
Summary of cloth and paper sandpaper backing materials. This is chiefly of interest because a product description which said a particular sanding disc had a C-weight paper backing would otherwise be meaningless to me.
Klingspor  sandpaper  woodworking  abrasive  reference 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
KLINGSPOR Reference Information - Sandpaper Abrasive Grains
Different abrasives and other materials used in Klingspor sandpaper, with best applications.
Klingspor  sandpaper  woodworking  abrasive  reference 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
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That modern usage supplement the Oxford English Dictionary people haven't gotten around to.
Internet  emoji  emoticon  search  reference  instantMessaging  email 
august 2016 by JJLDickinson
The Art of Electronics 3rd Edition | by Horowitz and Hill
Apparently this is the book god reaches for when he/she/it/they has/have a circuit design problem.
electronics  education  book  engineering  circuitDesign  reference 
may 2016 by JJLDickinson
NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods
Could be a useful reference, in that it concisely summarizes (that's the "handbook" aspect) a lot of concepts. Published by our friends at the National Institute of Science and Technology; so let's use it, and leverage our tax dollars! (And it won't wear out, like e.g. highways.)
statistics  mathematics  reference  engineering  science  NIST  process  manufacturing 
january 2016 by JJLDickinson
MusicBrainz - The Open Music Encyclopedia
"An open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public." "MusicBrainz aims to be...the universal lingua franca for music by providing a reliable and unambiguous form of music identification, enabling both people and machines to have meaningful conversations about music."
music  metadata  audio  openSource  reference 
december 2015 by JJLDickinson
Oxford Dictionaries
Free online dictionary, thesaurus, etc. (premium version available by subscription) with community features. Lacks etymological and historical features of the online "Oxford English Dictionary."
dictionary  English  thesaurus  grammar  reference  OED 
november 2014 by JJLDickinson
C# Programming Guide
Some high level guidance to the language.
C#  programming  development  reference  VisualStudio 
june 2014 by JJLDickinson
Selenium Documentation — Selenium Documentation
Gilberto Castañeda finds this Selenium documentation resource helpful.
Selenium  reference  documentation  WebDriver  softwareTesting  softwareQA 
april 2014 by JJLDickinson
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Occasionally I still regret not signing up for a book club when they offered the "Dictionary of Philosophy" as a premium. Maybe now I can quit moping about it.
StanfordUniversity  education  encyclopedia  reference  philosophy 
december 2012 by JJLDickinson
Learning Photography? Browse photo creation resources from Photo.net
This is probably the broad, doesn't make too many assumptions, explains things reasonably analytically introduction I've been needing without realizing it. I trust Philip Greenspun to make sense in a way that makes sense to me.
photography  howto  reference  books  education  PhilipGreenspun 
january 2010 by JJLDickinson
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
Visual maps of word relatedness, interesting articles; but it ain't free! The word mapping is available online, and as a standalone application.
thesaurus  dictionary  reference  language  writing  search 
january 2008 by JJLDickinson

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