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The 4 pillars of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) summed up in my own words.

Encapsulation – The process of hiding internal data away from other classes.

Abstraction – The process of hiding irrelevant details while providing a feature.
(with the side effect of reducing the code complexity.)

Inheritance – The process of providing properties and methods to derived classes.

Polymorphism – The ability of a derived class to take on different behaviors than the parent class provides.

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Rant

Open Letter from this Developer to Other Developers about Installers

A request from this Developer: Please make your installer’s default installation folder to use the %temp% environment path variable I have configured on my computers.

My system drive (C:) is an SSD disk is reserved for the Windows 10 and Program Files.. and not your installer’s temporary files.

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GitHub Rant

EU wants to censor GitHub.

via EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content (including code) | The GitHub Blog

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Rant

Dear Developers: BUTTONS

Please make the hitbox around your close icons larger than 1 pixel.
And please do not make the X itself the only clickable part!
Make the entire button clickable!

Sigh. It’s like some programmers never actually use the user interface that they design..

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Browser Extension

Google Chrome: Fix to remove all ‘Other Search Engines’.

Found via Google Chrome: Remove all ‘Other Search Engines’ – Super User.

Finally! I’m so tired of every little site I visit adding baggage into my Chrome browser.
There really should be an option to add a site, WHEN I DESIRE TO DO SO.

Freakin’ chrome design team. Grr.

Meanwhile, there is a chrome extension that blocks these silent custom search engine additions: “Don’t add custom search engines“.

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Articles Online Utility

[Free] Online Link Expander and Decrypter

@ Link Expander & Decrypter

Quote from their site (with grammar fixed):

“This tool is an Ajax based link expander. It works by taking into account the API & shortening algorithm used by the shortener. After you submit your link, it checks the API used by the shortener. Within seconds the tool unshortens the URL according to the API detected. But that’s not all this tool does, it also tells if the uncovered site is safe to browse and displays a screenshot of the website along with the result. Now you can decrypt any URL with our link unshortener. We have tested our tool with all the services & it works perfectly!”
“Now expand URL from Bitly, Goog.l, AdFly & many more in just a click!”

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Articles Diagnostic

Recommended drive diagnostic software for Windows 10.

For free hard drive, flash drive, USB drive, SSD, and NVMe drive diagnostic software, I highly recommend CrystalDiskInfo.

It sits in your Windows system tray and reports all drive’s temperatures and S.M.A.R.T data.

It can also set off an audible alarm if any drive’s temperature gets too high (the temperature limit is also adjustable).

Very useful when testing new computer case configurations or new drives!