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Why I'm not on active on social media? Why don't I have a online presence on social media?
Dear Andrei Clinciu, we live in the 21th century. You NEED to be online. Your audience needs to know about you. You need to keep your followers up to date.
The above sentence might float in the minds of many people whom I know and I've told that I'm not really active on social media.
But why don't I spend time on Facebook, twitter, linkedin, 9gag and name any other modern social media interaction website?
I get similar questions most of the time from people I know and from people that would like to "connect".
It's a pretty simple question if anyone would think about it. However looking for an in depth answer means that it has a rather complex methodology to get to the right conclusion(s).
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Elixir is perfect for prototyping, programming, scripting, and anything except desktop GUI.
Elixir has a simplicity and complexity that is perfect for modern development.
Breaking things down into smaller units, decentralization and modular design are all approaches to simplicity — so long as the unity of the overall purpose is not lost. Edward de Bono
The above was said not by a Programmer but by a Physician and the inventor of Lateral Thinking.
This article consists of my current view and contains opinions on certain topics.
They may seem shortsighted due to the fact that I won't jump into details explaining each one of them.
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RECRUITING MEMBERS FOR MASTERMIND GROUP
I'm building a Mastermind Group called Elixir of Truth.
The focus of this mastermind group will be on 7 pillars:
Integrity, Information Technology & Communication, Statistics, Marketing, Leadership & management, Creativity and Cooperation
I believe that one person can do wonderful things but that it takes a group of likeminded people to achieve greatness.
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Phew, It's nearly time I implemented a Game Database!
I mean, using JSON files for holding data is great but working with it in the format provided isn't.
Loading each file and converting it to JSON and then loading another one and then trying to combine them all makes it extremely difficult to code something worthwhile.
You might be thinking: Yeah, I'm going to use (no)SQL for the task! Nope, SQL is not up untill later in the development process.
I first need to import all 606 JSON data files. Convert eachone of them to a Elixir data structure. Then iterate over each data structure list and all it's objects.
Then add each one of them to a unified Map/Structure in memory database which can be searched.
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DevLog 0x08 - Implementing Tinymaps and the RoadMap generation has been very fulfilling.
A lot of work has been put into importing JSON and working with it to generate the proper data structures.
Needless to say, there is a lot of data in the Cataclysm DDA JSON files which makes it AWESOME to work with.
One of the first things I implemented was the examine function and it's aliases (look - info - examine)
Whenever a player calls the examine functon without a thing to examine it always looks at the local tinymap.
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The title seems disastrous even tragic. This is is meant to make you think about it.
This is why I never bought a tablet. Even though I'm working in the tech industry.
I find that tablets are useless for programming. If you want to do anything worthy you need to pay so much money that you're better off with a lightweight laptop.
The mobile and tablet landscape is a closed source disaster! I call them VaporWare.
Open Source is not about something being free, It's about the source being available for it to be repurposed!
This is a topic that I've wanted to talk about for a VERY long time. Let's embark in a journey together toview why this is such a tragic event!
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This is my 2nd official toastmaster speech. Read more about toastmasters here.
Of course what i've written is only a portion of what I wanted to say, there are many more things to be added but I needed to squeeze as much info as I could in a 6 minute speech.
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Hosting your own Mail servers is a great learning experience but it means dedicating a lot of time to ensure high availability and security standards.
Once you go beyond basic web hosting and your apps require more accuracy and horsepower you tend to switch to a VPS.
The more Experience you get in the Linux world the more you feel that A VPS gives you all the flexibility and power you need. Especially since you can now get them very cheap. For only $5 a month you can own your own 1GB RAM, 20GB SSD VPS. There are many shared hosting providers who sell at this price so a VPS is a logical choice.
So you might configure everything from scratch (like I did). Or you could pay someone to do this. There is also the option to buy a managed VPS, but you'd pay $100 or more per month and I think that a specialized DevOps provides better support than managed VPS'es.
I've been managing my own VPS'es since 2009. Having invested considerable effort into managing them I found that setting up and managing your own mail servers is the most cumbersome task of all Linux management.
If at this point you're still not sure if a VPS is the ultimate solution I recommend you check out my post on Cloud Hosting, VPS, Shared, or At home Website Application Hosting Guide for aspiring Developers and Small Business Owners
A little introduction
The e-mail look-alikes have been around since the 1960's. Standardization came around 1973 with RFC 561 which is simply put a paper describing "Standardizing Network Mail Headers".
If you'd compare how e-mail works with for example a client=server chat application then the later will truly win in terms of simplicity of implementation.