Epic comment war about semicolons in JavaScript

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What happens when geeks go to war: https://github.com/twitter/bootstrap/issues/3057

Cross-platform mobile testing framework

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I know what I want for Christmas...  Xamarin Test Cloud

Favorite text editor: SciTE

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Everyone has their favorite text editor.  Mine is SciTE.  Although their homepage could use a serious makeover, the editor is incredibly robust and FAST (especially for large text files such as database dumps and large lines such as Base64).  It works on Linux, Windows, and Macs.  It's also very configurable.  Here's my preferred setup (after you download, install and run it):

From the menu select Options > Open Global Options File and add this to the bottom:


font.base=$(font.monospace)
font.small=$(font.monospace)
font.comment=$(font.monospace)
font.text=$(font.monospace)
font.text.comment=$(font.monospace)
font.embedded.base=$(font.monospace)
font.embedded.comment=$(font.monospace)
font.vbs=$(font.monospace)
line.margin.visible=1
source.files=*

Loom game engine

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I must be the only person on earth who has more functional/business applications on my smartphone than games.  That said, gamification and game monetization is a reality so if you're going to have to embrace it you may want to check out a promising new game engine called Loom.

Beware the Ford Escape Hybrid (2005-2009 models)

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I'm a big fan of hybrid technology.  I'm a big fan of supporting American products.  I'm a big fan of taking family vacations.  I'm NOT a big fan of having my American-made hybrid SUV suddenly SHUT OFF WITH NO WARNING WHILE DOING 75 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY!  My family and I could have been killed while the Ford Motor Company refuses to recall or warranty an obviously defective hybrid component.  If anyone is considering buying the 2005-2009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV, read this and seriously think twice before buying!

Update: Ford finally issued a safety recall for this issue: 14S19.  Take your hybrid to your nearest Ford dealership and they'll replace the defective Motor Electronics Coolant Pump (MECP) for free (or possibly reimburse you for a previous repair).

LinkedIn going the way of the Dark Side...

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The dangling carrot of selling user's private data was too tempting for LinkedIn so they subtly updated their privacy policy and then turned on a whole slew of spy-on-you settings by default.  Ughh.  Everyone, go into your LinkedIn privacy settings and click through EVERY VERTICAL TAB and EVERY LINK on that vertical tab to undo all of their nefarious mucking (or better yet, ditch them altogether if you can).