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Journal stoolpigeon's Journal: oh chrome ~ komodo edit ~ git ~ apple ~ russki

got an update to chrome on the 64 bit linux box today - had to fix selinux after update so it would start. Got that command quick to grab in the history now.

while I work I listen to Pandora. Usually in Chrome, but not any more. Yesterday (maybe day before) it started to have this popping intermittently throughout music. I'm not even close to an audiophile. Between the time on the aircraft carrier and all the bird hunting I've done without hearing protection my ears are sub-par at best. But this makes me want to stab myself in the eye. No problem on Firefox - though usually I just use a browser as my player. Oh - I should try Opera. I don't use it much anyways.

I've been putting together some pretty good playlists in Amarok, but Pandora helps keep things mixed up and I find out about new (at least to me) music there.

My little python* project is coming along. I've started writing my code in komodo edit. I'm not sure if I'll stick with that or go back to Kate. Komodo Edit doesn't do some stuff Kate does (some of that gap is covered by their IDE, which is not free in either sense). But it does autocomplete (intellisense) pretty well and I like to work that way. It keeps all the files for my project handy and has some nice editing tools. As I work, I try to refer back to the Google Style Guide for Python. I figure those recommendations can't be bad.

So I'm working on learning Python. I've had starts in the past but never stuck with it. I think this project will keep me busy for a while and I may start taking a stab at some web stuff too. I really do like the language a lot.

And I set up a repo on Github so I could get at my code from any of my machines. That's helping me to learn git. It's pretty cool. Right now I've got the repo there and one on my desktop. I can commit changes and push those back up. Today I'm going to set the environment up on my little travel machine. When I have that going I should be able to get a good feel for setting up git on windows and linux.

I'm also playing (just playing so far) with the thought of getting an apple machine this year. I don't really want to, but they are becoming incredibly common in our organization and I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep ignoring them. Though from what I've read on-line I'd be able to emulate a lot of my work flows from Linux, which would be o.k.

Oh - and I've made up my mind. I'm not going to try to get fluent in Hungarian. I'm going to try to learn Russian instead. There are 20 countries in our area and the one with the largest number of speakers is Russian. It's also useful in a number of other countries too. So I'll be starting that up soon.

*My Little Python - that would be a good web-comic.

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