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Monday, March 16, 2015

Best Free Shit on the Internet According to Reddit

Found this awesome list on Reddit;

Entertainment:
Project Gutenberg - Free books
OpenLibrary - download out-of-copyright books, borrow in-copyright books
LibriVox - Free audio books
Podiobooks.com - free audiobooks mostly from self-published authors.
Documentary Heaven - Free documentaries
TopDocumentaryFilms.com and FreeDocumentary.tv - more free documentaries.
Last.fm - Keeps track of your listening habits
Songza - Playlists for whatever mood you're in.
8tracks - Another playlist service with playlists created by users. Internet radio created by people, not algorithms.
Popcorn Time - /r/PopCornTime
Media Hint - Allows for US Netflix and Pandora access for those of us living abroad. Turns out Media Hint are now charging but here is a workaroundZenMate - (Chrome extension) MediaHint alternative.
Hola Unblocker - Same as above, allows access to US Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc. but be warned
Soundozer - it's kind of like Pandora, but you can listen to any song you search for and you can create a station based on that song. You don't have to register either.
Grooveshark - free music, online radio, streaming. recommended by /u/freebytes
Jango - Free music - internet radio that plays what you want, great for those who can't access Pandora. recommended by /u/your_mind_aches
Pornhub  - free porn, nuff said
TBLOP - The big list of porn
Thumbzilla - more porn.
That Mp3 - Convert YouTube to Mp3. Really simple. Don't click on any ads.

Courses and tutorials:
CourseBuffet - Search and organize free online courses in most university subjects
Class Central - Discover free online classes (MOOCs) from top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc.
Coursera
OpenStudy
Open2Study - recommended by /u/SpiceFox
FutureLearn - Learning for life, provided by UK and international universities. recommended by/u/fdsafdaw3f3acvsda
Udacity
iTunes U - iTunes University offers many free open courses from leading university. recommended by/u/wuisawesome
Harvard Open Courseware
MIT Open Courseware
Yale Open Courseware - actual video lectures for the class so you can get the in-class experience. Lots of classes over lots of subjects.
Stanford Open Courseware
EDX - Free courses from the best universities, you can even get a diploma for a few dollars. recommended by/u/Ghune
Khan Academy - Free learning tutorials on just about every subject.
PatrickJMT - making FREE and hopefully useful math videos for the world! recommended by /u/thejoce1
Codecademy Free interactive coding tutorials
Become a programmer, motherfucker
Duolingo and FSI Language courses - Free language learning
Memrise - Learn vocabulary, languages, history, science, trivia and just about anything else easily using flashcard techniques. Recommended by /u/exploiting
Anki - Similar to Memrise. Anki is a program which makes remembering things easily. Intelligent flashcards
Ted Talks  - Free talks and lecture about anything and everything
Wolfram Alpha - Your one stop shop for calculations and questions about anything
Mathway - Awesome math problem solver. recommended by /u/RedS94
A giant collection of Computer Science books made freely available
FreeRice - Answer vocabulary questions and rice is donated to charity! /u/Jowzer 's recommendation. Be sure to turn off adblock when using this site, as that's how they supply the rice! (Thanks for the heads up /u/Jack0fspad3s) Mendeley - The best free way to manage your research. Organize, share, discover. Great for when writing a paper, it manages all your referencing/bibliography in many different available notations

Self-Help/Advice:
7 Cups of Tea - Free, anonymous, and confidential conversations with trained active listeners. Please don't spam the site, they offer a great service
Thrive On  - Not completely free, but aims to bring affordable online mental health programs to those who would otherwise go without. Starting next month
Blah Therapy - Online listening service. "Experience the rewards of venting to a stranger or lending an ear."
MoodGYM - Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. recommended by/u/sunnysidemegg
Social Services resources - a subreddit created by a professional Social Worker who has spent a career procuring resources for those in need. /u/TheFightGoes0n

Software/Add-ons:
Ninite - update/install all your programs at once
PortableApps - load several apps on a thumb drive to run on any Windows PC. recommended by /u/danteas1
SlimDrivers - Cloud based program that detects what drivers need to be updated. Incredible--especially after formatting an operating system. No need for CDs or trying to remember which model card, adapter...etc. you have. recommended by /u/El_Frijol
Copy- Online cloud storage. Start with 15gb free. Or 20gb with a referral link.
SyncThing - opensource alternative for bitsync. its recommended if you care about your privacy and security of your files. recommended by /u/akeryw
Mega Desktop Sync(50GB) and Symform (Unlimited, but you must share back!) - both cloud storage services recommended by /u/muntoo
Calibre - Free ebook library management
F.lux - Adjusts the gamma on your screen uses magic as the day progresses to reduce eye strain.
GIMP - Free photo manipulation software
Inkscape - Free and open vector graphics editor.
Paint.NET - Windows application designed to be the much needed upgrade to MS Paint. recommended by/u/SquirreI and /u/zeaga
Pixlr - Online photo editor. web-based equivalent to an old version of Photoshop from 2005 or something. Very functional for occasional use manipulating images, and seeing as it's web-based and doesn't require an account it's super easy to use from anywhere. recommended by /u/abercromby3
Sumo Paint - Powerful graphics editor for your web browser and pc, recommended by /u/NotMyCircus
Blender - Open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation. recommended by /u/Tom7980
Prey Project - Multi-platform anti-theft software
RES - Reddit enhancement suite - A must have for all you redditing needs
KeePass - free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.
LastPass - free (with premium for multiple platforms), easy-to-use password manager.
Dictionary Pop-up extension, double click on a word that you don't know the meaning of and a dictionary definition pops up. Firefox extension powered by dictionary.com
Chrome extension powered by Google
 ClipCube - clipboard history. ClipX - ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it. ClipCube alternative.
LeechBlock (Firefox add-on) - simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. recommended by /u/Rae_Starr
StayFocused - Chrome alternative to LeechBlock, recommended by /u/Jeskid14

Saturday, March 7, 2015

[FIX] SVN Cleanup Failed to process the following paths previous operation has not finished

I ran into a commit issue that prevented me from doing anything with svn for my project. This error would continually pop up, asking me to run cleanup, but that did nothing. None of my svn icons appeared to show up on any of the project files either.

The problem here is that the work_queue in the local svn db still has operations on it that were interrupted.

How to fix:

1. Download SQLite and extract in the base directory where the issue is occurring.

2. Start command prompt and navigate to the base directory. Run the following command:

sqlite3.exe .svn/wc.db "select * from work_queue"
My results:
295|(file-install /bin/Content/js/jquery-1.11.2.min.js 1 0 1 1)

We can clear out the work_queue to get things functioning again.

3. Run the following command to delete the work queue entries:
sqlite3.exe .svn/wc.db "delete from work_queue"
4. Refresh the windows explorer of your directory. You should see the svn icons now show up correctly.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

No Entity Framework provider found for 'MySql.Data.MySqlClient' ADO.NET provider. Make sure the provider is registered in the 'entityFramework' section of the application config file.



Upgrading to EntityFramework6 has been a nightmare. There has been almost no useful documentation for how to get everything up and running with MySql. I downloaded the connectors, the MySql plugin for Visual Studio, and Entity Framework 6.1.1. Still, I kept receiving this error:

"No Entity Framework provider found for 'MySql.Data.MySqlClient' ADO.NET provider. Make sure the provider is registered in the 'entityFramework' section of the application config file."

The problem here was that I had two different projects in my solution file. One was the source code, one was tests. The test project was not importing the same dependencies for MySql.Data that the source code had. The solution I did was the following:


  1. Right click on the Solution (top level in the solution explorer)
  2. Manage Nuget packages for solution
  3. Go to Installed tab
  4. For all of the EntityFramework related packages (MySql.Data, MySql.Data.Entities, MySql.ConnectorNET.Entity and MySql.ConnectorNET.Data), select them then select the "Manage" button.
  5. Enable each package for all projects.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EDMX Fix - An exception of type 'System.ArgumentException' occurred while attempting to update the database."



If you are connected to a MySQL database and you're trying to re-populate an edmx file from the database tables and you receive this error, it means that you are missing the following plugin:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/windows/visualstudio/

You should already have the MySQL Connector plugin for VS2013 if you reach this point. That's all you need to get connected and get updated.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bill Gate's Bookshelf

I find the best way to improve yourself is to find role models. People who have done what you want to do, whose footsteps you can follow in. Not to discredit those who go their own way, as it can be just as rewarding, but to highlight the works of savants.

http://www.gatesnotes.com/books


Monday, June 9, 2014

ng-options 50 states $scope variable

$scope.states = ["AL","AK","AZ","AR","CA","CO","CT",
          "DE","DC","FL","GA","HI","ID","IL",
          "IN","IA","KS","KY","LA","ME","MD","MA",
          "MI","MN","MS","MO","MT","NE","NV",
          "NH","NJ","NM","NY","NC","ND",
          "OH","OK","OR","PA","PR","RI","SC",
          "SD","TN","TX", "UT","VT","VA","WA",
          "WV","WI", "WY"];