Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for February 06, 2015

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Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard
I started my code journey very young and this arc was spread over 30 years for me, but it’s an accurate description of the learning curve when getting into software development.
Appendix: Google’s website crawlers
Did you know you can specifically address Google crawlers with googlebot meta tags and element classes? I didn’t.
.bashrc generator
Via OneThingWell, a drag and drop tool to generate your custom Bash prompt.
Stupid Tricks with Promoted Tweets
I love Andy Baio’s mind sometimes. Some creative uses for a Twitter feature you’d probably rather didn’t exist.
Edit Droplr Notes Online
This is great. Too often I’ve had to let a mistake slide in a note I pushed to Twitter, or had to create multiple notes because I didn’t catch an error before sending. Droplr continues to be my file/link/note sharing service of choice.

And in case you didn’t know, creating a Droplr note lets you choose a type: “Code” gets highlighted, “Markdown” gets rendered, and “Plain text” gets left alone.

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