I’ve said a lot of mean, nasty things about the National Security Agency of late, sometimes in jest and sometimes not, as have many people, I reckon. The truth is, national security is a real concern and not one that should be left by the wayside. It is a Constitutional mandate, in fact. It says so right up front, in the Preamble:
First of all, I want to make perfectly clear that I have no financial stake in BlackBerry, don't work for them, don't have any family or friends who do, and don't own a single share of stock. The following is my honest opinion as a consumer. I am, however, an unabashed "fanboy" of the company's products.
I pre-ordered my BlackBerry Z10 on the day of the announcement of its March 22 U.S. release. During my lunch break on Friday (just two days ago -- it seems like the world has changed since then!), I walked over to the AT&T store and picked up my new device after a torturous, seemingly endless wait.
LinkedIn has helped a lot of people get jobs and "connect" or whatever, but it's never been anything but a major pain in my ass.
Never one for so-called "social networking," (I find it antisocial and not at all productive) I've been trying to delete "my" LinkedIn profile for years. I can't log in to it because it was created with an e-mail address to which I do not have access. LinkedIn won't remove it for the same reason.
The following is relevant to sports, business, and every team effort.
The hapless New York Knicks are on a tear! With a five-game winning streak under their belts, they're one of the hottest teams in the NBA at the moment of this writing. Jeremy Lin is the talk of the town, and why not! His is a great story.
I actually had an opportunity to use PERL today for the first time in years. Over the past few years, it was easy to forget "the other 'P'" in LAMP because PHP (and I guess Python, but I don't know much about that) has become so robust. There are still times when a good old-school PERL script is the best way to get 'er done.
My situation today was this:
a ton of files in one directory with long, machine-generated names