Add Nationality Flag to Mac Top Bar

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I was watching a pluralsight video the other day and something caught my eye. I’m always looking for tips, tricks and what apps the engineers are using, but in this video one of the engineers had the American flag in this top toolbar on his Mac. A few searches on google lead me to believe this wasn’t clearly as easy…

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20 Top Entrepreneur Attributes of Successful Entrepreneurs

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According to ‘The One Minute Entrepreneur‘, here’s the top 20 attributes that are exhibited in their book and must haves for successful entrepreneurs. Resourcefulness Purposeful Focused Risk-taking Problem Solving Salesmanship Oriented Visionary Optimistic Leadership Oriented Ambitious Innovative Integrity based Adaptable Communicative Self-motivated Strategic Team Oriented Determined Curious Balanced I went through the list and picked out a few that I thought…

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Book Review: How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

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After reading the, ‘How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere’ by Chris Widener, I thought it proper to drop the insights on my blog for future reference and visitor reflection. Don’t Be Interesting, Be Interested It’s not about how interesting you are to the client, colleague, or stranger. Ask questions and be genuinely interested in their lives, hobbies, and families….

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Blog Post Reading Words Per Minute

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On many new blog and news sites, sorry not my blog, they have a ‘how long does this article take to read’ feature. This recently came up on an internal experiment and thought it would be fun to share the results. From readingsoft.com If top readers read at speeds of above 1000 words per minute (wpm) with near 85% comprehension,…

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AWS Policy to Restrict Access to One S3 Bucket

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For quick reference, you may need to create a policy for an AWS IAM user to only access one specific bucket, ‘BUCKET_NAME_HERE‘. { “Version”: “2012-10-17”, “Statement”: [ { “Effect”: “Allow”, “Action”: [ “s3:ListBucket” ], “Resource”: [ “arn:aws:s3:::BUCKET_NAME_HERE” ] }, { “Effect”: “Allow”, “Action”: [ “s3:PutObject”, “s3:GetObject”, “s3:DeleteObject” ], “Resource”: [ “arn:aws:s3:::BUCKET_NAME_HERE/*” ] } ] }  

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JavaScript – Replace Only Replaces First Occurence

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It’s awkward to find out that the the string.replace(targetString, replaceWith) function in JavaScript doesn’t act like it does in most other modern programming languages. JavaScript will only find the first instance of the target string and replace it. It will not continue to find other instances of the targeted string and replace it. Java/.Net/etc. will search for all occurrences of…

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Parse URL QueryString in Javascript

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After stumbling through a few blog and stack overflow posts, I finally landed on an article by David Walsh to find the best way to parse a website URL with Query String parameters. In his article he refers to the use of a URLSearchParams JavaScript object that is natively available in modern browser. The URLSearchParams interface defines utility methods to work…

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