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.
Experts are not what they know but what they do.
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.
I was working on figuring out how to log ftp scripts, and discovered how to use a remote file: .netrc to store usernames and passwords. So I’m going to have to apply that to a number of scripts in the DigitalSignage program I’m working on. Hmmm, which makes me realize I’m doing the same for the main RETS library I’m accessing!
Then I randomly clicked on a YouTube “Tech Code” channel and watched a guy describing how he accidentally hard-coded a password into his program, and saved it to git–thereby uploading it to anyone who has access to the source code. Yikes!
The solution to hard-coding usernames and passwords into programs that get moved about is to use an environmental file: .env (for python or laravel for instance) that stores the either local or remote (test / production) settings. Of course!