Seeking Alpha has a good article on how the last eight corporate scandals/problems have affected their stock prices over time. Useful stats: “Excluding Facebook, the median length of the declines is 63 days. The median percentage decline is 35%.”
Yesterday we had a three-wire Christmas light string where the first half of the string was working, but the second half of the light string wasn’t working. We couldn’t fix it by replacing the bulb right where the light string stopped working, so I looked into it and found this helpful (but a little too technical) article.
“When you listen to someone, you should give up all your preconceived ideas and subjective opinions; you should just listen to him, just observe what his way is.”
If you’ve read the previous chapters, you’re now well past the basics. You’re a trustworthy person, a problem solver, you don’t create any problems for your sponsor, and you know how to make the big decisions. Now we’ll dig into a few of the finer points of being a consultant.
Note: This is an excerpt from the Scala Cookbook (partially re-worded and re-formatted for the internet). This is Recipe 10.3, How to choose a Scala collection method to solve a problem.Back to top
There are a large number of methods available to Scala collections, and you need to choose a method to solve a problem.Back to top
The Scala collection classes provide a wealth of methods that can be used to manipulate data. Most methods take either a function or a predicate as an argument. (A predicate is just a function that returns a Boolean.)Back to top
After doing a little research, it looks like the creators of Android Studio made a quirky decision to want to enforce the use of Java 6 on Mac OS X platforms, presumably to have better font rendering. They did this by putting
1.6* in their Info.plist file instead of
1.6+ (and they’ve done this in more than one version of Android Studio. This image (from this link) shows the suggested way to fix the problem, but you can also edit the Info.plist file to solve the problem.
Since upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9 I’ve experienced the problem other people have reported, where their Mac won’t shutdown, or shuts down very slowly. We had a huge lightning storm roll in a few days ago, and when my 2008 iMac didn’t shut down after three minutes of waiting, I finally had to press and hold the button on the back to force it to shut down.
Since then I’m glad to say that the following series of
defaults write commands has helped my iMac to shut down much more quickly:
The thing you learn when you write a book is that other people will come up with better solutions than what you’ve written. Hopefully through the review process your book will be made better, but still ... this is from the Preface of To Mock a Mockingbird.
CakePHP form save/validate/debug FAQ: How do I debug problems in the CakePHP form save/validate process?
One problem I've run into with CakePHP is that while the form validation approach works very well 95% of the time, when it fails it can be very hard to debug. Because the form validation process happens when you invoke the save() method, much of this debugging process seems to be out of your control.
iTunes movie/video error FAQ: As I continue to explore the process of creating digital movie files I can play on my iPhone (or iPod), I keep running into an iTunes error message when I try to sync my movie file to my iPhone through iTunes. Every time I try to sync my movie, iTunes gives me the following error message:
[Your movie] was not copied to the iPhone "Alvin Alexander's iPhone" because it cannot be played on this iPhone.
This iTunes movie sync error message is shown in the following figure: