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Ok apologies if this is a bit long. I scraped much of it from notes (I added the swear words!) and some from my dev experience.
Think like a user. A person goes to your website to accomplish a goal (buy something, find the cheapest price for something, get informed on the product etc) design the site to meet the goals of the user.
Remember a website is just text, pictures, etc generated by a machine. No one cares if a machine says please or thank you. Customer Service assumes some sort of human interaction, every instance of customer service should be considered a FAILURE. Every time a customer has to contact a human means that something could not be accomplished via the website/application, this takes more time to accomplish, more frustrating. This leads to customer being less likely to buy the product. From the sellers perspective the less people they need to pay to answer questions. If you need customer service pick up the phone.
A website can not treat you as a human and I have never closed a ta

How to mount a drive as adhoc to a dir

id `whoami`
sudo  mount   -t cifs -v  //<drive ip address>/Media -o username=<drive user>,password=<drive passwd>,uid=1000,gid=1000 /home/User/Media/
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tmux shortcuts & cheatsheet

start new:


start new with session name:

tmux new -s myname
# Script for installing tmux on systems where you don't have root access.
# tmux will be installed in $HOME/local/bin.
# It's assumed that wget and a C/C++ compiler are installed.
# exit on error
set -e
# create our directories
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alias orderbysize="du --max-depth=1 -k | sort -nr | cut -f2 | xargs -d '\n' du -sh"
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data =
puts data.gsub(/(.+)\n/){$1+"\t"}
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# Example 1
def file_read(filename)
file =,'r')
yield file # file is the variable passed into the block (anything between do and end is a block) f is the variable used the access this in example 1 usage.
# Example 1 usage
file_read('temp.rb') do |f| # f is the file descriptor for accessing methods on the file
puts # reads the whole file as a string puts is essentially println in java
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# For internal code
module Kernel
def capture_stdout &block
out =
$stdout = out
return out
$stderr = STDOUT
# Run this file with `RAILS_ENV=production rackup -p 3000 -s thin`
# Be sure to have rails and thin installed.
require "rubygems"
# We are not loading Active Record, nor the Assets Pipeline, etc.
# This could also be in your Gemfile.
gem "actionpack", "~> 3.2"
gem "railties", "~> 3.2"
# The following lines should come as no surprise. Except by
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$pattern = qr/foo/;
print "match!\n" if $text =~ $pattern;
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