A bit over six months ago, in June of 2012, I decided to be crazy and try being a content producer on YouTube by running a “Let’s Play” channel. For those who don’t know, a Let’s Play channel features video game footage, usually with commentary by the person playing. Pretty much every significant game ever made probably has at least one Let’s Play video on YouTube. There are many thousands of people running channels for Let’s Play and there’s more every day, so this is a very competitive market. So why did I decide to do it?
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Just ran across this link on Stack Overflow, and it showed me how to find out what processes are using swap, and how much. This is handy information on occassion, and something I’ve always been curious about. So… without further ado:
In the last couple years, I’ve noticed a change in my approach to life. For several years, I was largely content to just coast along in most areas of my life, living by the philosophy of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But recently I started making choices that pushed my boundaries, doing things that were new to me or outside my comfort zone.
I felt compelled to write this post after a recent experience I had volunteering for the Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Run. I was one of the two radio operators for Aid Station 3. The race is a 100 Kilometer Mountain Run, that starts at 3 AM, and runs for nearly 24 hours. Aid Station 3 is early in the course, and the first runners reach it 2-3 hours after the start of the race.
Time for another useful CakePHP code example. This was created for our hosting system at work, and is used to manage DB updates on installs of the hosted websites. I have removed some code to simplify this example, mainly relating to our directory structure and to the ‘global’ database updates. Once you understand the code below, it should be relatively simple to extend it to work with other setups. We also have code to support ‘script’ updates that are held on a Task, but I’ve removed that as well.