Anthony Ciccarello
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Posts tagged "TIL"

Short for “Today I Learned”. Interesting facts, ideas, and tricks I’ve discovered.

  1. Today I Learned about geek codes. Seems like a fun sub-culture creation. Here’s to hoping I created this correctly… -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GCS d- s+: a C$ !U P-- L+ !E W+++ !N !o K--? w- !O? M !V PS+@ PE@ !Y !PGP-- !t 5? !X !R*...

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  2. Today I learned there’s such thing as a “Large Flying Duck Orchid” and the name really does fit. It’s found in South Eastern Australia.

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  3. TIL Error('message') and new Error('message') are equivalent in JavaScript. I’ve always used new.

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  4. TIL that “nother” is a word with a long history, even if informal.

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  5. TIL that AM and PM (short for the latin ante meridiem and post meridiem) are styled lowercase with a preceding space and punctuation in most style guides “10:10 a.m.” or “6 p.m.” rather than uppercase. Or if the style is upper case, small caps are recommended with no punctuation such...

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  6. Today I learned that the standard CSS definition for gray is darker than darkgray. 🙈 Turns out things can get inconsistent if you combine two different lists of color names.

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  7. Today I repaired our noisy clothes dryer and I have a new respect for how the box I used to take for granted works. Also grateful for the wealth of home repair knowledge on YouTube.

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  8. Today I learned that before 1921 the Colorado River was called the Grand River.

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  9. TIL there are lots of groundhogs predicting the weather https://groundhog-day.com/

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  10. Today I learned that 12 days before the Three Mile Island accident, the movie The China Syndrome came out in theaters describing a nuclear meltdown that “could render an area the size of the state of Pennsylvania permanently uninhabitable”.

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  11. Today we saw what looked like a goldfish in the harbor. Apparently a “Catalina Goldfish” is officially called a Garibald and is California’s state fish.

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  12. TIL that they make earplugs specifically for concerts. As someone with sensitive ears I need to look into these for the next time I go to a concert in person.

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  13. TIL you can emulate the as const type suffix in JS with a helper function. (source) /** * Identity function. Coerces string/number literals to value-as-type. * @template {string|number} T * @param {T} v * @return {T} */ function toConst(v) { return v; } const five = toConst(5); // --> Type...

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