The dos and don'ts of battery jump-starting - | Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer.
After jump-starting, your alternator will sense that dead battery and try to recharge it by generating its' maximum current. That excessive current might turn your alternator to toast. It would be far better to charge up your dead battery before starting the car. If you don't have access to a battery charger, you can hook up another vehicle to your battery with jumper cables, being careful, as I'll explain next, and simply wait five or ten minutes for your battery to charge up before you start it up. Keeping the second vehicle at a slow idle should protect its alternator from harm.
18 days ago
Toddler Eating Habits: A Few Golden Rules | What to Expect
If you don’t keep chips, cookies, candy, sugary cereals, punches, and soda in the house, your toddler is less likely to eat or drink them. After all, it’s pretty hard to beg for a treat (or cave in and give your toddler one) if your child can see that there are no treats to be found. That said, there’s no need to ban junk food completely. An occasional splurge (say, at a birthday party or other special occasion) teaches kids that these foods are fine in moderation, and that they don’t have to sneak them behind your back — or binge on them when they finally come their way.
5 weeks ago
(1) The Deep Prayer Life of Fulton Sheen - YouTube
What to do during a holy hour:
- pray breviary
- prepare for presentation
- bring a notepad as ideas will come
- bring petitions of people who asked to be prayed for
- thank God for 15 minutes for the blessings of the day

Also recommends both prayer and study
fulton-sheen  holy-hour 
5 weeks ago
Seam carving - Wikipedia
A 2010 review of eight image retargeting methods found that seam carving produced output that was ranked among the worst of the tested algorithms. It was, however, a part of one of the highest-ranking algorithms: the multi-operator extension mentioned above (combined with cropping and scaling).
5 weeks ago
Overly defensive programming – Carl Vitullo – Medium
Conditional logic adds mental overhead as well, which affects all code that relies on the module. Being overly cautious with external data means that the next person to consume it doesn’t know if it’s trustworthy, either. Without digging into the source to see how trustworthy the data is, the safest choice is to treat it as unsafe. Thus the behavior of this code forces other developers to treat it as an unknown, infecting all new code that’s written.
7 weeks ago
CUPW’s strikes return to Vancouver impacting a major Canada Post processing centre | Canada Post
Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 150 communities across the country.
9 weeks ago
Surrey's missed opportunity: how Mayor Doug McCallum is blowing a chance to create B.C.'s most livable city | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly
South Surrey also has its charms, including Vikram Vij's My Shanti at Morgan Crossing. The shimmering silver exterior sets it apart from every other restaurant in the region
9 weeks ago
AWS Developer Forums: Unexpectedly high normalized instance ...
Let me clarify the Normalized Instance Hour concept.  We are not using Normalized Instance Hours to charge you for usage of Amazon EC2 and Elastic MapReduce.  You are charged based on the instance hours you consume.  For example, if you consume 2 hours of m1.large in US-EAST-1 region, you are charged $0.68 (2*$0.34) for EC2 and $0.12 (2*$0.06) for Elastic MapReduce.  You can review your bill on your Account Activity page ( and the prices for Elastic MapReduce are available here: .
We use Normalized Instance Hours for informational purposes only to help customers understand costs of their job flows on the AWS Management Console.   Normalized Instance Hours make it easy to compare relative costs between job flows that use different instance types.  For example, if you are trying to decide between two instance types for your particular work load, you can launch two job flows using different instance types side-by-side and see how many Normalized Instance Hours each job flow consumed.  Whichever consumed less is a better choice for your particular work load.
10 weeks ago
June | 2012 | KeeNote
I always think of Barbara Coloroso’s three considerations – don’t intervene if “it’s not morally threatening, it’s not unhealthy or life threatening.”
kids  coloroso 
october 2018
How long does it take to pray the Liturgy of the Hours? - Liturgy and Sacraments - Catholic Answers Forums
Matins (Office of Readings) - 50 minutes
Lauds (Morning Prayer) - 35 minutes
Terce, Sext, None (Midmorning Prayer, Midday Prayer, Midafternoon Prayer) - 15 minutes each
Vespers (Evening Prayer) - 35 minutes
Compline (Night Prayer) - 20 minutes
prayer  catholicism 
october 2018
8 Great Ways to Save on the Cost of Eyeglasses - Consumer Reports
7. Don’t Pay for Add-ons That Don’t Add Up
In our reader survey, half the respondents said they paid extra for scratch-resistant coatings, and 22 percent shelled out for coatings that offer ultraviolet protection.

But all plastic lenses already have an anti-scratch coating on the front of the lens, says Karl Citek, an optometry professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. And most lenses nowadays completely protect wearers from harmful UV light from the sun without any add-ons. One more to skip: coatings that block blue light. The science connecting long-term exposure to blue light to damage to part of the retina is weak, says James Sheedy, Pacific University professor emeritus of optometry, who has studied the effect of blue light on the eyes. One add-on that he does say may be worth paying for is an anti-reflective coating. It reduces glare on the front and back of the lenses, making them easier to look through—especially at night—and also lets other people see your eyes better, he explains.
september 2018
Redux vs. The React Context API
Redux supports the concept of middleware, which is a fancy word for “a function that runs every time an action is dispatched.”
redux  middleware  reat 
august 2018
The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings
Good questions:

"How's life?"
what they did that weekend, how their family is doing, how their personal side project is coming along, how they’re managing their workload

“What’s most frustrating about how X has been going so far?” Or, “Where do you feel you need more support in working on X?” Or, “Can you tell me about what’s been most surprising about working on X so far?”
Client problems, unforeseen issues with the product, messy team dynamics, unspoken personal frustration

Suggest something you think you can be doing to help. Then ask, “What do you think?”

“What do you think is the most overlooked area of the business?” or “Where do you think we’re behind in, that other companies are excelling at?”
august 2018
Airbnb's Journey To A Service-Oriented Architecture At 1,000-Engineer Scale - YouTube
"Don't make technology the focus of your presentation. Focus on the business requirements and risk factors."
soa  presentations 
august 2018
Monkey Around - a Playground Round-up | The Whistler Insider
If you’re looking for a place that’s a little bit more low-key you should head over to the Tangled Tree playground in Creekside.  This little gem is hidden away on Franz’s trail across from Subway. It’s made in the same natural style as the Inclusive playground, but has the advantage of usually being pretty quiet.  It’s great if you have little ones, or just want to escape the crowds.

If you’ve ever been here in the middle of July you’d know that the summers here in Whistler can get pretty toasty.  That’s why on scorching days parents and nannies in Whistler know to head over to Meadow Park for the free water park. Your kids can work up a sweat on the jungle gym or tennis courts then cool down in the jets of water. You’d better watch out though – if you’re in range, you’re fair game for a spray down from one of the water cannons.  It’s a great park where you can spend the whole day.  Make sure to pack a lunch to cook up a family BBQ at one of the many picnic tables.  Getting there is a relaxed 4km bike ride in from the village on the valley trail.  You can check out the River of Golden Dreams on your way in.  With lots of parking and bus access it’s a great way to get away without going too far.
kids  whistler 
august 2018
The Wrong Abstraction — Sandi Metz
duplication is far cheaper than the wrong abstraction
july 2018
javascript - React-Redux: Should all component states be kept in Redux Store - Stack Overflow
Using local component state is fine. As a developer, it is your job to determine what kinds of state make up your application, and where each piece of state should live. Find a balance that works for you, and go with it.

Some common rules of thumb for determining what kind of data should be put into Redux:

Do other parts of the application care about this data?
Do you need to be able to create further derived data based on this original data?
Is the same data being used to drive multiple components?
Is there value to you in being able to restore this state to a given point in time (ie, time travel debugging)?
Do you want to cache the data (ie, use what's in state if it's already there instead of re-requesting it)?
redux  javascript 
july 2018
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