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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day & week – June 5

Word of the day gamut palmy stiction eolian compunction posture rendition Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: lowdown solmization bass staff dead load hard-boiled stick torque stanchions nitride stroke Aeolus sandstone bedforms twinge … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 29

The words: shaggy-dog xeriscape instigate homonymous longueur empirical assail Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: long-drawn-out circumstantial inconsequential punch line crisscrossing waltz mulch xerophilous perennial stalks tubular hummingbirds goad hoodlums dubious underhanded foment … Continue reading

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Upgrade PHP from 7.0 to 7.4 — WordPress

WordPress kept telling me that my version of PHP was too old, so I upgraded. I basically followed this tutorial: Upgrade/Installation guide for PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu and Debian. Here is the summary: However, I ran into a couple of … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 22

The words: bodacious malapropism exiguous disabuse neoteric cowcatcher preen Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: jousting horseback cockney strumming buttocks buttresses scanty petty skimpy obituaries revile newfangled smirk outfitted boxcar mashup lumbered barbs … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 15

The words: decoupage indomitable aggrandize flotsam pelagic refulgence stymie Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: lacquer varnish coach yearning bent castaway seaborne buoy merganser cormorant bait fish school juncture offshore peep faintyhearted burgeoning … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 8

The words: gratuitous politesse collimate lorn quintessence truckle verboten Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: legalese abstruse rife pen (verb) bereft shrill expound forebear s’more garner obsequious countrymen pulp sardonic worldly divorcee (pronunciation) … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 1

The words: nabob promulgate zephyr garnish disingenuous emblem appellation Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: slumps prowl fetes snap eulogized playwrights sobriquet knuckleball knuckler verses slanderer thistle sculpted (pronunciation) winegrower sniveling cravenly befitting … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – April 24

The words: Apr 18 regurgitate Apr 19 alienist Apr 20 peccant Apr 21 colloquy Apr 22 obstinate Apr 23 facilitate Apr 24 arboreal Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: snarky thereby gibbons sloths … Continue reading

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Notes – April 22- April 26

Hello world lambda in Go This is how you define a lambda function with Cloudformation How do I reference a resource in another Cloudformation stack during template creation? https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/cloudformation-reference-resource/ Connecting a lambda function to an SQS queue What is the … Continue reading

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Working with ranges: Fenwick trees

Let’s talk about Fenwick trees(a.k.a. Binary Indexed Trees) for a moment and see how we can use them to solve range problems. This is not a tutorial, just a few notes for my future self. By the way, I already … Continue reading

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