Somedays I end up behind where I started…

Started out today trying to figure out why my startup script wasn’t running on client’s digital signage display… and ended up overwriting my server sd-card because I have 2 raspberry pi’s and forgot midstream which one I was working on, doh!

Luckily I have a backup routine that the server runs everyday so I didn’t lose any data, just the config settings and wiki setup and ftp script.

After spending most of the day working on the script problem, the solution was very similar to what I had previous to the client sd-card failing… I think the problem may have been that I re-installed a noob version instead of the raspian version and the noob version wasn’t running lxde as a window manager. So at least I wrote down the session test in the project pi docs. And I put a piece of duct tape over the raspberry pi wiki server sd-card so it won’t be so easy to pull it out next time without realizing there’s a reason that piece of tape is there!

The Fed, which has Sprinkled Easy-Money Fairy Dust all over the Economy

I came across that delightful metaphor in an article on how the US economy is in a bubble:

Housing prices are also way overinflated, and another contributor to that household wealth, a big chunk of middle class wealth, he says. Behind it all, is the Fed, which has sprinkled easy-money fairy dust all over the economy. And that central bank is going to bust the household wealth bubble right open, he warns, with rising interest rates and tightening monetary policy.

Analyst who predicted the 2008 crash warns of bubble brewing in U.S. household wealth

So the top blue line is going to “revert to the mean” meaning back to the gold GDP line, which equals a market crash back to reality.

Fast Learning Book: Badass: Making Users Awesome

Experts are not what they know but what they do.
Repeatedly.–page 81

OK then, I want to learn Laravel the O’Reilly “Head First” way. Kathy Sierra came up with the idea when she started writing books on Java around 2003: Kathy says: you don’t focus on the tool, you focus on making the user of the tool awesome.

So how does one make the user awesome? One breaks the subject matter down into small lessons, and repeats them alot, to achieve a fast learning flow.

Also using whole-body techniques– Splash! Wake me up with a tiger to get my attention.