High Expectations from Gift Giving

Birthdays is one of those weird days that we have to deal with, arn’t they? There are some who absolutely love birthdays whether it’s their own or not. Others, not so much. It’s not a thing that I’ve ever been into as there is so much intention, meaning and expectation that rests heavily on the concept of what a birthday should be. Even from the most simple of birthday greetings to finding the right birthday present for someone it’s the act of gift giving for the day that a person came into this world kicking, screaming and crying as a brand new life. That’s some heady expectation of celebration, man.

It’s why I’ve always tried to not make a big deal out of my own birthday. I love being alive! I’m thankful that I am but to expect gifts for something that is most likely nothing but happenstance on the part of my parents seems a strange thing to me. Giving gifts to other people is different, though. What I enjoy is being able to give something to someone who doesn’t expect gifts. Continue reading

Top Realtors in Denver Area

I am going to be looking to buy a house in the near future, and I would like to hire a realtor to help me with that process. I had thought initially that I would be okay to do it on my own, and thereby, save myself a little bit of money. But after attempting to do so for a bit, I have realized that I do not have the time to go that route. I am therefore looking for Denver Realtors, and I want to find one with a really good reputation, so to help insure that I will have as good of a chance as possible to get the type of house that I want to buy.

I have already been pre-approved by a lender to buy a house, and I think that the pre-approval is good for the next 4 months. At least, I am pretty sure that is what I remember being told. I think it will be a lot less stressful to buy a house given that I have already been pre-approved. It should definitely cut down on the time that it takes to finish the process of buying a house, after I find the house that I want to buy as well.

So now I am going to look online to see if I can find the right realtor to use. I want to check a lot of different websites, and really dig into some information, and compare different realtors to the best of my ability. That way, I will have a decent idea of what is available, and hopefully the necessary information to make an informed choice on the matte.r I am really excited about buying a house, because I have wanted to be a home owner for years and only now am I in a position to do so.

Losing Fat the Easy Way

I used to feel awkward around my friends because I was the only one who was overweight. Granted, it was not like I was obese or anything, but I definitely wore a couple of sizes up from them. I have always been active as an adult, but my job is very sedentary, which is where the problem was. It did not matter if I was active for 30 minutes after work if I was sitting all day long for the most part. I decided to look into weight loss in Singapore because I really was tired of feeling so unhealthy when around others.

I looked at a local clinic that helps people who have weight issues. As soon as I saw pictures of people who needed to lose weight, I knew that I had come to the right place. Continue reading

Found a Short Term Job

I just got started at my new job, although it is hardly what I was looking for. Obviously I have to pay bills, especially the part where the landlord comes and asks for the rent. I could not afford to wait around for the perfect position to become available. I am working as a sort of handyman in this office. They are having me move around helping out where they need someone, today the job involved coming up with something called a paystub generator. Of course we do not use real checks, that is pretty much a waste of time and paper. Continue reading

Helping My Mother Reconnect in the Dating Scene

My father passed away three years ago and my mother is just now getting out and trying to meet people. It might sound surprising that I looked online for sex toys for a parent, but let me explain what I actually did as it’s not as weird as it sounds. So she met some guys her age and went on a few dates, but she’s self-conscious about her age and her body. This is ludicrous as my mother was a model in her twenties and she’s aged very well. She gets a lot of attention from men her age because she looks so good.

I looked online for sex toys because I thought they’d have some outfits that Mom might like. Sure enough I found a site that sells both the toys and the lingerie. I wasn’t about to be so forward as to buy my own mother something really risque, but I did find some elegant outfits that I thought she might like and that might make her feel better about her figure and the impression she might make on potential dates. Continue reading

Living in and Loving Uptown Dallas

Fresh off my divorce and having just earned my college degree at the ripe old age of 43, I landed my first professional job in Dallas, Texas. I checked out many areas of the city and decided to plant my roots in a vibrant community with great shopping, restaurants and parks to explore. I spent many hours looking at apartments in Dallas Uptown before settling on one that had absolutely everything I ever dreamed of and was completely opposite of the rural country house I had spent the last 18 years of my life in.

It was a conscious decision to change my lifestyle completely. Not because I hated my ex-husband or the life we had been leading, but I knew I needed to escape the easy complacency of living in the same town I had been born in, grew up in and lived in all of my life. Continue reading

Living Close to My College

I was really excited to be accepted at Liberty University. I have a specific calling on my life, and I knew that my education there would help me achieve it. I have a small trust fund that was set up for me by my grandparents, and it is to be used for education. I was able to secure full scholarships, but I still had to pay for my living expenses. I looked at apartments in Forest Virginia once I found out that the trust could be used for that too.

I was really happy that I would be able to just focus on my studies rather than dividing my time between studying and working to support myself during these next few years. I wanted to live close to the university too, but I did not want to be right there on campus. Continue reading

My Luck Really Changed in Unexpected Ways

Years ago, I was on a work trip and I drove through Nevada. I really loved the area. The colors of the desert fascinated me. On my way back through the state after my work trip, I decided to stop in one of the towns that appealed to me most. That town was Henderson, and I spent the whole weekend there. I left thinking that I might like to move there one day permanently. Just two years later, I got my chance to accept a job there and look through apartments in Henderson to find my new home. Just six months later I began dating a woman and we married within the year. Continue reading

Our Daughter’s First Apartment is a Success

We were buying some furniture for our daughter’s first apartment. She had made a list of all the things she wanted from the NovaSolo furniture online store. She said that she was going to see what she could budget for now, and then she was going to buy the rest as she earned her paychecks. She said she was not going to use any credit for furniture. She had been saving for the move since high school. Our little girl was a planner, and now she was in her first job after graduating college and moving closer to her work.

We decided to buy her everything on her list and have it shipped to her apartment. Continue reading

NSA intercepted, Apple, Google, Microsoft alliance

Jakarta – A giant technology company formed an alliance to demand transparency from the U.S. government related information monitoring program of the National Security Agency (NSA) called PRISM.
The alliance involves companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. In alliance was also a number of civic groups. In a letter that will be announced in a few hours, the alliance which amounts to 63 companies, investors, and non-profit organizations is asking for clearer rules about such things.
“Basic information about the way the government enforce laws related activities have been published during this investigation does not interfere with the investigation,” read one of the points in the letter obtained by AllThingsD on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
The Alliance requested that they be allowed the right to announce the number of government requests for data on the users of their services. They also requested that the number of users, accounts, and information held gadget that can be announced.
Alliance also assess the amount of requests basic information about the content and the user, could be made public as part of their transparency.
At the same time, the alliance will also ask the government to announce a number of requests and the number of individuals whose data is requested from the technology companies.
This letter will be addressed to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders. Here are some names of firms and associations involved in this alliance:
Yahoo, AOL, Apple, Digg, Dropbox, Evoca, Facebook, Google, HeyZap, LinkedIn, Meetup, Microsoft, Mozilla, Reddit, salesforce.com, Tumblr, and Twitter.
Also there younow, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, New Atlantic Ventures, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy & Technology.
In addition, there are elements of the press and advocacy organizations such as Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Public Knowledge, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, Reporters Without Borders, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Scoping in CoffeeScript and JavaScript

CoffeeScript, as many people know, is a transpile-to-JavaScript language.1 For the most part, it does not introduce major changes in semantics. For example, this:

-> 'Hello, world'

Transpiles directly to:

function () { return 'Hello, world'; }

This is convenient syntactic sugar, and by removing what some folks call the “syntactic vinegar” of extraneous symbols, it encourages the use of constructs that would otherwise make the code noisy and obscure the important meaning. The vast majority of features introduced by CoffeeScript are of this nature: They introduce local changes that transpile directly to JavaScript.2

CoffeeScript also introduces features that don’t exist in JavaScript, such as destructuring assignment and comprehensions. In each case, the features compile directly to JavaScript without introducing changes elsewhere in the program. And since they don’t look like existing JavaScript features, little confusion is created.

equals doesn’t equal equals

One CoffeeScript feature does introduce confusion, and the more you know JavaScript the more confusion it introduces. This is the behaviour of the assignment operator, the lowly (and prevalent!) equals sign:

foo = 'bar'

Although it looks almost identical to assignment in JavaScript:

foo = 'bar';

It has different semantics. That’s confusing. Oh wait, it’s worse than that: Sometimes it has different semantics. Sometimes it doesn’t.

So what’s the deal with that?

Well, let’s review the wonderful world of JavaScript. We’ll pretend we’re in a browser application, and we write:

foo = 'bar';

What does this mean? Well, it depends: If this is in the top level of a file, and not inside of a function, then foo is a global variable. In JavaScript, global means global across all files, so you are now writing code that is coupled with every other file in your application or any vendored code you are loading.

But what if it’s inside a function?

function fiddleSticks (bar) {
  foo = bar;
  // ...
}

For another example, many people enclose file code in an Immediately Invoked Function Expression (“IIFE”) like this:

;(function () {
  foo = 'bar'
  // more code...
})();

What do foo = 'bar'; or foo = bar; mean in these cases? Well, it depends as we say. It depends on whether foo is declared somewhere else in the same scope. For example:

function fiddleSticks (bar) {
  var foo;
  foo = bar;
  // ...
}

Or:

function fiddleSticks (bar) {
  foo = bar;
  // ...
  var foo = batzIndaBelfrie;
  // ...
} 

Or even:

function fiddleSticks (bar) {
  foo = bar;
  // ...
  function foo () {
    // ...
  }
  // ...
}

Because of something called hoisting,3 these all mean the same this: foo is local to function fiddleSticks, and therefore it is NOT global and ISN’T magically coupled to every other file loaded whether written by yourself or someone else.

nested scope

JavaScript permits scope nesting. If you write this:

function foo () {
  var bar = 1;
  var bar = 2;
  return bar;
}

Then bar will be 2. Declaring bar twice makes no difference, since both declarations are in the same scope. However, if you nest functions, you can nest scopes:

function foo () {
  var bar = 1;
  function foofoo () {
    var bar = 2;
  }
  return bar;
}

Now function foo will return 1 because the second declaration of bar is inside a nested function, and therefore inside a nested scope, and therefore it’s a completely different variable that happens to share the same name. This is called shadowing: The variablebar inside foofoo shadows the variable bar inside foo.

javascript failure modes

Now over time people have discovered that global variables are generally a

Google Presents New Features in Android 4.3

After a long awaited Google today announced a new version of the Android operating system 4.3, although still using the code name Jelly Bean. Not only that, I was told the new features embedded in the latest android.
Reported by The Verge, the Android 4.3 is Google adds multi-user settings. It is useful to restrict the use and application of a profile feature.
Meanwhile, Product Management Director of Android, Hugo Barra explained the new features useful to give a sense of security to parents in order to arrange for their children can not open content is not suitable for a child.
Not only that, Google also added Smart Blurtooth that claimed to save battery usage. Android 4.3 also supports Open GL ES 3.0, which is able to increase the quality of the graphics for gaming, including 3D.
Starting today, Android 4.3 can be downloaded over-the-air by the users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, Nexus 7 Asus tablet is also the first generation and Samsung Nexus 10.

Logitech Z600, Speaker Bluetooth To Work Desk

Neat work desk often improve the mood to work and be creative. Workbench clutter usually found in the form of an intricate and difficult cable neatly.
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Logitech Z600, Speaker Bluetooth To Work Desk
With the Logitech Z600, at least one of the two wires that disappear at your desk. Armed with a Bluetooth connection, stereo speakers can be connected to a laptop, desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones. You can connect to three devices at once. Clever, these speakers can also be used in devices with the old Bluetooth profiles that do not support audio streaming.
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Logitech Z600, Speaker Bluetooth To Work Desk
Z600 has been equipped with three drivers in each unit. At the top of the right speaker, available touch panel to adjust the volume. You just swiping a finger to increase or slow down the sound. Also available is a 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting non-Bluetooth devices such as the iPod nano or iPod Shuffle.
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Logitech Z600, Speaker Bluetooth To Work Desk
Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 will be available in the UK and the United States began in August. The price is estimated at Rp 1.8 million. Currently no information when these speakers will be present in Indonesia.

Application Translators ‘POedit’

Many application developers, Äúmengijinkan, Äù user participated in the development of their software. Typically, one form of user participation that allowed the development of a software is the interface language localization applications. That is, the user is allowed, Äúmenyumbangkan, Äù everyday language used by the user as a language interface applications (usually as a plug-in).

d3-435-POeditNah, some developers of applications that allow the user to localize the interface language is usually included with the file format. PO which can be found in the installation folder. Format. PO is what can be translated, one using poedit.

As the name suggests, poedit CAT is one of the tools with the main function to help, Äúmenerjemahkan, Äù file. PO that will be stored into the format. MO. Berkestensi file. MO is what will be, Äúdikembalikan, Äù to a software installation folder so later a new language will appear in the software language selection menu. For example, there is an application with a file. PO for application interface language in English. Then you translate it into Indonesian with the help of his output poedit that turned into a file. MO. Well, file. MO you, Äúkembalikan, Äù to the application installation folder is what will make the application has a new interface language, the Indonesian language.

Poedit is specific only for files ending in. PO and management does not have as powerful Translation Memory and Glossary premium CAT tools. However, if you are interested to increase flying hours in the field of translation, you can submit a voluntary translation in the field of computing, one of them with the help of this poedit.