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Serverless Computing – Presentation at 2019 SQL Saturday

Here are the slides for my talk at the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday conference on August 17, 2019. The talk was called “Serverless Computing: Promises and Pitfalls” and intended to be an introduction to serverless:

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iOS 4 Folders, or How OCD Are You?

Folders!

If you installed the iOS 4 update on your iPhone or managed to get your hands on a new iPhone 4, you can now group your apps together. This greatly improves your ability to organize apps as well as enables you to add even more apps to the device than before. Apple’s has a pretty-looking overview of the feature on their web site.

Too Much?

iOS4 Home Screen
I, of course, went a little nuts with the folders. Was I overzealous? Maybe. I previously had nine pages of apps; now I have two, though I could have just one page if I didn’t leave the second one there for a folder called “Unused”. All but six apps are in folders. The remaining six are out “in the open” due to a combination of my desire to open them more quickly and how often I use them.

Et tu?

In case you didn’t already know, you can use iTunes to drag your apps into folders. If want you organize all of the apps on your iPhone, and you have a whole bunch of apps to organize, you may find that it takes you a while. That didn’t stop me from doing it that way, of course. I’d like to see if you can top my anal retentiveness organization skills, so be sure to post a link to a screenshot of your iPhone’s newly-organized home screen in the comments section.

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My Awesome Productive Computer Workstation Setup



My Awesome Productive Computer Workstation Setup

More monitors is more better!

17″ + 30″ + 18″ + 10″ (in the middle)


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Hello iPad

I know it’s supposed to be this new awesome, “magical” thing from Apple, but is it not just a bigger iPhone?

At least they’ve changed up some of the apps to fill up that larger screen…
iPad Contacts App Screenshot

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Fix Multi-Touch Trackpad Gestures on Mac Snow Leopard

It’s amazing how much I had come to rely on the motion to go forward and backward in web pages (swiping three fingers). Going back to having to “click” on the buttons suddenly seemed to be a major chore!

My MacBook’s multi-touch trackpad quit responding to the gestures after upgrading from Mac OS X 10.6.1 to 10.6.2. (At least I think it did; the functionality was broken for at least the last week or so…)

This blog post helped me to fix 3- and 4- finger gestures on my Mac’s multi-touch trackpad.

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My New Goal

I have a new goal. My goal is to learn all of the keyboard shortcuts for the Mac.

I found them all listed on this page. I love that Apple actually put them all in one place. If you are ever looking for a keyboard shortcut to do anything on the Mac, it’s on that page. Wish me luck!