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This is great advice - I would like to add a bit of philosophy that someone once gave me:

Experience is more important than achievement.


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sortable tables in HTML are nearly impossible to implement.

This is definitely a solvable (and solved) problem.

and where do you sort? front end or back end? how much data are processing?

If you have all the data loaded clientside, sort it there. Otherwise, just make a call to the server to query for data compliant with the new sort order. Both methods are fairly low cost.


speleding 847 days ago | link

Sorting on the back end is generally not cheap unless your dataset is very small (or unless it's indexed, but with arbitrary sorting it wouldn't be).


ByteMuse 886 days ago | link | parent | on: Planes overhead

Also, http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=satellites+overhead


I recently worked on a friend's macbook and this is the first thing I noticed; I'm a linux guy. After a less then ten second explanation, I got used to it.

Personally, I thought it was a nice touch - there's almost no added cost to the user, more importantly, it cleans up the interface and frees up a few px of width.


At my school, there are only a few classes that are different between Software Engineering and Computer Science majors. CSC students have a little more focus into theoretical computing and theory, whereas SE tends to be more practical with classes on things like the software development process.

I'm currently taking computer engineering and I really enjoy it. It is a mix of CSC and EE and unlike our CSC or SE majors, it requires taking higher level math and physics courses which are needed to analyze complicated circuits. I've grown to like developing software more, but it is valuable and interesting to learn about hardware as well.

Take whichever sounds more interesting to you, but in the long run, there isn't much of a difference. Also, you should be able to take some technical electives to learn specific skills.


This is great. The level design is fantastic - a fair difficulty and fun progression.


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ByteMuse 895 days ago | link | parent | on: JQuery 1.7 Released

It looks like jQuery versions get updated occasionally in that repo, but you'll have to check and see when 1.7 gets put in.

My recommendation would be to maintain dependency versions yourself, i.e. download the version of jQuery you want to use and //= require jquery in application.js - then grab a new version of jQuery whenever you want it updated


evanwalsh 895 days ago | link

I submitted a pull request with the update to 1.7, so hopefully it'll get released officially soon.


This reminds me of one of my favorite philosophies on learning, the four stages of competence:

Unconscious incompetence -> Conscious incompetence -> Conscious competence -> Unconscious competence




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