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Something new you learnt this week...

  1. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Alright, here you can post something you learnt that you didn't know before this week (either relevant to hubpages or in general.)

    I'll start:

    I learnt how to use FTP to upload content to my website!

    1. Mark Bronze profile image60
      Mark Bronzeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have just learnt that I do not even know what FTP means!

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        File Transfer Protocol.

    2. cookibuq profile image59
      cookibuqposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I now second that...

  2. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    I'm too old to learn anything.

    No, that's not true.  But I can't think of anything that would make any sense to post because the stuff I'm apt to learn now is so incredibly geeky your eyes would glaze over.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like geeky sad

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        OK.  I learned some more details about Ajax. I think those things could be useful in one of the iPad apps I have in mind.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image61
          couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It's also good for cleaning the tub. lol

  3. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I learned that entering a Wal-Mart store for the first time ever (boycotted for political reasons for years) did not immediately strike me deaf, dumb, blind or dead.
    AND they have amazing prices on groceries.
    Bad economy may have to trump principles in my household, at least temporarily.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We try to avoid them, but it is hard.

      We don't ever tell our youngest daughter though.  She'd have our hides smile

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Principles or Wal-Marts?

    2. Mark Bronze profile image60
      Mark Bronzeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I learnt what FTP means! Thank you all.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's two of us, Mark!  I learned that from Kangaroo and to write in small paragraphs from Pcunix.  A veritable school, today!

        1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
          Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          OK OK Please sit up straight at the back there !!!!!!!!

          lol big_smile

  4. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Well, now that you all know what FTP is, you should learn that today's Linux/BSD systems (which run most websites) can use scp and or sftp instead. 

    Also, many will allow you command line access with ssh.

    Rather than FTP or sftp, I use rsync to copy my web page files up and down.  This in turn usually  uses ssh underneath, but offers the advantage of only copying whatever has changed and needs to be copied, saving a great deal of time.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hate being such an in between geek.

      I'm geeky enough to have real world people look at me in confusion but words like you just wrote hurt my BRAIN!

      Give me ten years and I might make sense of that jumble!

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Allow me to 'ungeekify' this a small amount to parley more into laymens terms.

        # Wholesale upload of files to a website - use FTP

        # Update ONLY those files you have changed locally and reflect that on a website - use RSYNC

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's better. It's bad when I have to google every word in a sentence. tongue

  5. mcrawford76 profile image88
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    I learned that Pittsburgh uses a private towing company that is 5 miles outside the city and charges a minimum $200 + fine for any tow. So be careful how you park when downtown Pittsburgh.

  6. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I haven't learned anything this week yet, but  Tuesday hasn't really started yet (whether or not the wee hours on the clock say it has).  Maybe by Friday or Saturday I will have learned something new.   hmm

  7. mcrawford76 profile image88
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    I also learned that a lot of the "off brand" items in grocery stores are made in the USA, have the exact same ingrediants and cost less than the "name brand" items that are almost always made in other countries.

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    I learned that I had another sibling between myself and my brother.

  9. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    I learned that when making illustrations on a presentation board or portfolio, they should be proportionately larger than the rest of the items on the page because they are the focal point of the prospective sale. smile

 
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