Ctrl + Shift + T – probably my personal favorite. Have you ever accidentally closed a tab, or closed it and thought “crap I still need it” – well this shortcut is for you. It will immediately restore the last tab you closed allowing you to continue right where you left off!
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Have you ever felt like you are in a rut lately? Increasingly irritable and impatient? Triggered by the slightest of annoyances during the day? A loss of ability to focus?
You can use JSON to represent just about any object. This is a form of abstraction. Of modeling the real world, which is a core concept in computing, which is really in large part about modeling the physical world into digital form. Think about anything you might use daily and they can be modeled (and probably have already been) in the digital world.
The page is dynamically generated “on the fly.” I didn’t get what this meant at first and it confused the heck out of me. But essentially I think what it means is the page doesn’t actually exist yet at this point. It is assembled right then and there on the spot via a PHP program, which is the programming language WordPress is written in
Think about a professional football player stepping up to take a penalty kick in a World Cup Final. He has done this 1000 times before in training. Under normal circumstances he could score the goal with his eyes closed. But under the circumstances the pressure is too great. The weight of the world is on his shoulders. So he capitulates and misses.
It took over 200,000 years of human history for the world’s population to reach 1 billion; and only 200 years more to reach 7 billion. That is an astonishing example of exponential growth.
What I thought of the book? I’ve often felt swamped by the sheer amount of things that life throws at me. With so many things coming at you and all screaming that they are urgent and important it is easy to be overwhelmed. This book has helped me understand the difference between being effective (doing the right things) versus being efficient (doing things right). I still regularly come back to it as reference.