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9th
Jun 2016
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 00:41
Hey all!
@Lilyheart howd the meetup go? i saw the internet was a little better this time around
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 00:46
It was amazeballs
@vidman22_twitter @dcpking_twitter @davidjcastner @Alexander-Huh @angelinasimms and three others (if my math is right here - Kevin, Rich and Johan) all came together for an incredible meeting. We nearly filled the room. Nine people total
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 00:53
Wow thats great, what did you guys cover?
are kevin rich and johan of monco descent?
MCCC
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 00:56
None of the above!
All 5 new people came from seeing the post on Meetup.
I even met a fellow pebble watch user! Only second person I've seen "in the wild" @vidman22_twitter !
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:05
hahaha in its native habitat...
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:06
I'll let others chime in about what was covered as I spend most of the time going over MontCode and getting people set up with FreeCodeCamp.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:06
yay! new faces!!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:07
More new than not new!
If you would have come it would have tied!
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:08
I know, i wanted to come. i was bummed i missed it. The graduation was kind of lame.
long winded speeches and an endless list of names in alphabetical order
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:20
So it took me an hour to learn this little tid bit... Replace(); does not effect a string directly. it returns a copy and a variable is needed... (facepalm)
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:22
Ugh, that trips me up sometimes too. I did what you did. Now when something doesn't work I check to see if it's like that first thing. Harsh lesson to learn.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:29
It's funny, the times that I debug is when I learn the most. It makes you such about every nuance about the methods you're using and the stress seems to burn the information deep into your memory.
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Not such, that doesn't make any sense
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 01:30

@rmaylie9560 yea js has its annoyances, like if you you want to add an item to an array you don't need to assign it, but it you concat two lists you do, get me everytime

var myArray = [1, 2, 3];
var item;
item  =  4;
myArray.push(item); //works
item = [5, 6, 7];
myArray.concat(item): //doesn't work
myArray = myArray.concat(item); // have to do this instead

I have wasted many hours at work over this

Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:30
Imma go to bed. None of it makes sense right now!
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:30
😕
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:30
CONCAT I HATES! EVERYTIME! E V E R Y T I M E I D O I T W R O N G
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:31
Lol
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:31
makes me doom levels of angry :rage2:
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 01:31
haha me too :rage:
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:32
Yea, that's a bug waiting to happen
i wish I could bookmark that
in the convo...
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 01:32
I'll put it in a gist
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:34
ty, hopefully I'll just remember but it's doubtful. I have a memory similair to a goldfish.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:34
apparently you can fork gists! FORKED THAT PUPPY UNTIL IT WAS DONE
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 01:35
GitHub :heart:
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 09 2016 01:35
Never a truer statement was made dear. :heartpulse: for all the Git.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:35
😂 the name got me
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 01:47
There are reasons for why javascript works this way, but this has caused me much pain so I won't defend it right now
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 01:50
hahahaha :laughing:
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 09 2016 14:36
just getting online for the day and reading what I missed, @rmaylie9560 the whole thing with replace() I wonder if this holds true with reference types also?
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 15:02
Like a a=b kinda thing?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 09 2016 15:04
no like strings are normally primitives so they would copy their content and then modify it but the assigned value doesn't change, like as soon as you finish that function it goes back to whatever it was where reference types can constantly change. If you're doing replace on a primitive and console.log it immediately you might get an output with the new value but as soon as that function is completed it would resume it's original value where with a reference replace() might do exactly what you want it too
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 15:16
Hmm, I'm going to have to read up on that one later. Sounds interesting. Can you show me a quick example and comment the code?
I might be able to grasp the concept better.
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 09 2016 15:21
trying to work one up, new concept for me too from sitepoints lessons
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 15:22
Nice! How do you like the lessons? Can you share the link?
Thanks Jon
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 09 2016 15:25
var myPrimitive = 5; var example = myPrimitive; console.log (example); example= myPrimitive + 5; console.log(example); console.log(myPrimitive);
this is the guy who's like Ben Stein and I started Khan's as well not sure which I like better yet
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 15:57
Ahh, ok I see it now. Is either covering any cool projects?
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 09 2016 16:57
I've barely gotten into khan, I did a couple hours in sitepoint but it's very dry, I don't know that there's any projects associated at all
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 20:25
You check out the new boston yet?
bucky's pretty funny.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 22:42
Complete bs, you have to pay for crappy internet in flight
if they charge for it, should make it fast at least
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 22:46
How much did they get ya for?
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 22:46
$19.95 for the flight (5hours)
but I need it because I was planning on doing work
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 23:01
can't even run npm install :cry:
Alex H.
@Alexander-Huh
Jun 09 2016 23:19
@davidjcastner i just installed ubuntu on my external hardrive and now I'm setting up the drivers. to do so i need a atom. which version should I download .ded or .rpm
also how do I update my kernal, or check what version it is? @davidjcastner
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 23:21
Thaaaaaat suuuuuucccks @davidjcastner that's how I feel when Comcast chokes my bandwidth when I'm late on a bill. I thought The open web act solved all that non sense
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 23:44
@Alexander-Huh you need to get the .deb (debian) version
@rmaylie9560 npm install finally ran after I edited my dependencies to make it a lighter installation. Still took like 15 minutes to run, at home it's like 2 seconds
@Alexander-Huh regarding the kernal, if you are having to play around on the kernal or check what version it is, I think you are doing something wrong. If you need to update packages, you can run
sudo apt-get upgrade
# followed by
sudo apt-get update
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 23:49
Besides I don't know enough about the kernal to feel comfortable giving you suggestions on it
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 09 2016 23:50
all that speed for a low low price of an arm and a leg.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 09 2016 23:52
I also don't fit very well, at 6'7", struggling to keep my legs from cramping up on me. So actually given the choice I would of given my legs to fit properly
Alex H.
@Alexander-Huh
Jun 09 2016 23:56
@davidjcastner thanks, you right. there was nothing wring with the kernal