GitHub Flow

GitHub Flow
what is GitHub Flow? Anything in the master branch is deployable To work on something new, create a descriptively named branch off of master (ie: new-oauth2-scopes) Commit to that branch locally and regularly push your work to the same named branch on the server When you need feedback or help, or you think the branch is ready for merging, open a pull request After someone else has reviewed and signed off on the feature, you can merge it in...

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health
I came across this excellent article by KAREN REED at Positive Health Wellness and have summarize it as below, to read the full article please click the link given at the end of the summary.   We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life. What if I we

WAKE UP PARENTS

Saw this nice post "Wake up Parents" and couldn't restrict myself from sharing it. Years back, poor illiterate parents produced ♦ Doctors, ♦ Engineers, ♦ Scientists, ♦ Accountants, ♦ Lawyers, ♦ Architects, ♦ Professors.., whom I will refer to as Group 'A'. These Group 'A' Children struggled on their own after Primary 6 or Grade 12, to become notable personalities. Most of them ♦ trekked to school barefooted ♦ went to farms ♦ fetched water a

Ultimate Boot CD

Ultimate Boot CD is completely free for the download, or could be obtained for a small fee. You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to: Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them. Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much muc

What’s the Difference Between “Image” and “Clone”? – 

The difference between image and clone is both simple and confusing, because the terms are used interchangeably to mean different things. Image and clone are two very confusing backup terms. One reason is a deep, dark, dirty little secret of the industry: we don’t all agree on what these two terms mean. Quite literally, one person’s clone is another person’s image, and vice versa. It gets confusing, and if you’re hearing different things from different

Is There a Way to Know Where a URL-shortened URL Is Going to Take Me?

Link-shortening services make it hard to tell a link's final destination. When you receive one in an email, you may want to do some detective work to see where it's going - before you click. Some services do have preview features. For example, if you visit tinyurl.com/preview.php, TinyURL will help you turn on a cookie-based feature in your browser. Then, when you click on a link, you can preview where it goes prior to going there. Bit.ly also allows y

Can I Use a Power Supply with a Higher Wattage Rating on my Laptop?

Can I Use a Power Supply with a Higher Wattage Rating on my Laptop?
Swapping power supplies It can be kind of complicated and confusing if you’re not familiar with how a power supply (and to some degree, electricity itself) works. The short rules boil down to this: The output connector must match. The polarity of the output connector must match. The output voltage must be the same. In addition, The output amperage must be greater than or equal to that required by the laptop. or: The...

Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition | Motherboard

Ransomware—computer viruses that lock a victim’s files and demand a payment to get them back—has become so common that experts believe it’s now an “epidemic.” Security experts have always assumed that ransomware hackers are in it for the ransom. But a shocking claim made by one ransomware agent suggests there may be another motive: corporate sabotage. In an exchange with a security researcher pretending to be a victim, one ransomware agent claimed th

Scam Of The Week: Illegal Game of Thrones Download

There is a current email phishing scam going on where you get an official-looking email forwarded by your ISP, which states you have violated HBO copyrights and illegally downloaded Game of Thrones. The email has a link to a website where they say you can pay the fine. Don't fall for it. The message was sent by cybercriminals and they would get any money you pay.  In general, it's a bad idea to illegally download shows and movies for two reasons. Fir

Pokémon app

Pokémon app
  You have probably heard about the new Pokémon app. It's going viral and sends people on the street to catch these little virtual creatures. There are some risks if you have the "gotta catch 'em all" fever.  First, please stick to the vetted app stores, do not download the app from anywhere else. Why? Bad guys have taken the app and infected it with malware, and try to trick you downloading it from untrustworthy websites. Second, anyone usin