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Europe 2013 Day 7 – London, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, Eye of London, Big Ben

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by Troy Grosfield
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August 9th, 2013
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Travel
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London Eye The eye of London is a giant ferris wheel that gives you a bird’s eye view of all of London. It looked pretty cool, but was £20 to ride and didn’t look to eventful or long so we decided not to go on it. Big Ben Big Ben is a giant clock tower … read more

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Europe 2013 Day 2-6 – TomorrowLand

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by Troy Grosfield
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August 9th, 2013
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Travel
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TomorrowLand is a music festival in Boom, Belgium that attracts some of the top DJ’s in the world and brings in people from about as many countries as the olympics Travel We took a high speed train from London to Brussels, Belgium that actually goes under the the English Channel. The TomorrowLand organizers put everyone … read more

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Europe 2013 Day 1 – London, King’s Cross Station, St. Pancras International, Clink Hostel, O’Neills Pub

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by Troy Grosfield
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July 25th, 2013
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Travel
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And so the journey off to Europe for round 2 to this amazing continent begins. Like last Europe trip, once again jet lag took its toll. I wanted to sleep on the flight over, but ended up watching two movies and drinking with Andrew which made the flight go by fast, but also meant no … read more

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Python virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper Cheat Sheet

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by Troy Grosfield
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April 20th, 2013
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Developer
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Commands for working with virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper. Installation Assuming you already have pip installed: $ sudo pip install -U virtualenv Install virtualenvwrapper $ sudo pip install -U virtualenvwrapper Create virtualenv $ mkvirtualenv <env_name> $ mkvirtualenv my_env Create Virtualenv with a different python My current system python is version 2.7.2.  I want my virtualenv to use … read more

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Working with CSS Positions: Creating a Simple Progress Bar

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by Troy Grosfield
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February 11th, 2013
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Working with CSS positioning can be tricky at times.  There are a few affects that you want to achieve, but aren’t quite sure how.  In the below example, I’ll show you how to create a simple progress bar affect using styles. The affect we’re trying to achieve Styles Give all components a common width: .container, … read more

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Git Cheat Sheet

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by Troy Grosfield
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February 7th, 2013
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Git commands and working with Github. Create a Repository Steps to create a new repository in github. Go to github and log in. In the top right you’ll see an icon to create a repository. Click that link. Enter a repository name. Separate words with dashes (i.e. my-first-repo) Enter a description for what the repository … read more

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Generating an SSH Key for Github

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by Troy Grosfield
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February 7th, 2013
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Developer
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These are the steps to generate a new ssh key for Github: Open terminal and run the following command: $ ssh-keygen -t rsa you will be prompted to for the location to save the key: Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/USERNAME/.ssh/id_rsa): /Users/USERNAME/.ssh/your_key_name Two key will have been generated at the path you … read more

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Naming CSS Classes

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by Troy Grosfield
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January 3rd, 2013
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There are lots of questions when styling a web page of “what should I name this CSS class”.  Here are a few things to think about as you ponder your decision. Leave implementation logic out of class names!  I’ll use Twitter Bootstrap (which by the way is awesome) as an example.   Sometimes they do … read more

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Manager’s Schedule vs. the Developer’s Schedule…and Meetings

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by Troy Grosfield
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November 5th, 2012
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Random
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After much ranting about all the meetings going on throughout the work day, especially status meetings, Dan Ziggas, one of my colleagues, pointed me in the direction of a great article called the Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule. It sheds a lot of light on why I guess I feel the way I do when I … read more

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DevCon 2012 Presentation – MongoDB, NoSQL and all of its Awesomeness

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by Troy Grosfield
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July 31st, 2012
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Developer
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Gave this presentation at Cerner’s DevCon 2012 talking about MongoDB and NoSQL. Was presented to about 150+ people. Video

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