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So git has a helper script. You can do:

git web--browse some/file.rb

That will open that file remotely in the configured web browser. Bydefault this is firefox. You can change it to chrome with:

git config --global web.browser google-chrome

If you use...

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Some of you may have heard the news of the metor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia.If you haven't seen the video, I would suggest watching this YouTube videoof a guy jamming out to his electronic music while capturing the "UFO" on his...

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The most important link from today is easily:

But these are awesome as well:

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It's time to patch your Rack applications! Yesterday it wasannounced that there was a RCETiming Attack vulnerability. The patch was alsoannounced. This vulnerability in Rack is not as easy to accompish though. The attacker wouldhave to perform...

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Axe Cop

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Here are two things that I needed to know this week:

1) A quick way to tell jQuery to send data as a json request:

jQuery.ajaxSetup({'beforeSend': function(xhr) { xhr.setRequestHeader("Accept", "text/javascript") }});

2) Having trouble getting...

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I was playing with some image recognition techniques in python / OpenCV the other day and couldn't really find an easy way to store and retrieve SURF, SIFT, or ORB keypoint feature sets and their corresponding descriptors.

I quickly wrote these two...

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After reading a very alarming article titled "What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup", it's important to note what this doesn't mean for your startup. Here at Isotope 11, we are technically considered a startup. We have several...

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So a recent article that Seth sent to me had a great quote from Alan Perlis in it:

A language that doesn't change the way you think about programming is not worth learning.- Alan Perlis

This is one of the reasons that I loved Ruby so much when I...

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