All The Things Game of Thrones Left Hanging in the Air

The Verge has the full list:

A few of my favorites:

Where did the Dothraki go?

Unclear. There’s a clear shot of some Dothraki just chilling by the docks in King’s Landing while Jon makes his sad walk to his boat, but while there’s some clear information about why the Unsullied didn’t riot, kill Jon Snow, and take the city themselves, the same courtesy isn’t given the Dothraki, who were apparently pretty chill about their queen being murdered.

Given that they only came to Westeros to serve Dany and help her kill the men in metal suits and break their stone houses, it’s not clear what they have to do now, especially with their Khaleesi dead. Still, for a Dothraki fighter, the whole Westeros trip was probably a pretty successful vacation, given those goals.

What about the Unsullied?

While Tyrion does offer them land in the Reach and the chance to become a house of Westeros, we see Grey Worm captaining a ship of Unsullied later in the episode, alongside a fleet of similarly black-sailed ships. It’s not entirely clear whether the entire band of Unsullied is joining Grey Worm as he sails to Naath, presumably to liberate Missandei’s people. But it does seem likely that they’re going collectively.

It seems that with or without Daenerys to lead them, the Unsullied will continue to fight to liberate people — a fitting ending for the freed slaves.

Why does the North just get to stay independent?

It’s a little strange that Sansa casually breaks the North away from the rest of the Seven (now Six) Kingdoms in accordance with the North’s well-established independent streak, and the lords of the Vale, the Riverlands, Casterly Rock, Storm’s End, the Reach, and Dorne don’t have the faintest word to say about their own status.

Honestly, there’s no real reason why the North should get its independence — especially since, say, Dorne is a far more independent kingdom, which joined the Seven Kingdoms two centuries after Aegon conquered the others. Dorne has historically been far more independently minded than the North, even though the North’s rebellion against the Iron Throne got a lot more air time on the show.

What’s Daario up to?

Daario Naharis was part of the Mereen subplot on the show. He eventually led the Second Sons, a mercenary company, and was one of Daenerys’ paramours, as well as part of her inner circle when she led the city. But when Daenerys leaves for Westeros at the end of the sixth season, she leaves Daario behind in Meereen alongside the Second Sons, and we haven’t seen him since.

Given his importance to Daenerys and the large military force he commands, it’s possible that the show could have brought him back for the war against Cersei, but it seems like Daario is still stuck in Mereen.

How To Read Ebooks and Audiobooks for Free

Daily Herald:

One of the worst-kept secrets is that your local library often has way more to offer than a traditional book or two. E-books and audiobooks are as much a part of the catalog these days.

And Libby is an app from OverDrive — a company that works with libraries around the country to show off their e-books and audiobooks on offer.

Users will need a valid library card from a participating system to use Libby. But if you meet those criteria, then the app makes it a snap to check out materials or place holds on the titles you want. You can read or listen to them right in the app.

It can also send your library books to a Kindle.

You will need to join your local library to use it. But it’s free and a better app than Audible. I’m a huge fan of this app.

How to Dynamically Load Dark Mode CSS with JavaScript

How to Dynamically Load Dark Mode CSS in your Website or WebApp (Ionic, React, or Angular):

1. Create the two separete css files, one for dark colors and one for bright
2. Upload those to your server to css folder
3. Use the script example below to load the appropriate css file based on the hours in the day.

function loadcssfile(filename, filetype){
    if (filetype=="css"){ //check filename is an external CSS file
        var fileref=document.createElement("link");
        fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet");
        fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css");
        fileref.setAttribute("href", filename);
    if (typeof fileref!="undefined")

var date = new Date();

 if (date.getHours() >= 19 || date.getHours() <= 7) // after 7pm before 7am
	loadcssfile("../css/darkmode.css", "css");
	loadcssfile("../css/lightmode.css", "css");

Don't blind your readers at night -_-

If you want to incorporate sunset and sunrise you can look into Suncal library, but you will have to request user's location which is always rude and not recommended.

How to Fix Your Cast Iron Skillet

Follow these simple steps to restore your iron skillet:

Iron Skillet
Credit: Tsuji/Getty

1. Remove all the rust (duh)

Use fine steel wool to remove the rust. Don’t stop until the skillet returns to raw cast iron.

2. Wash the skillet

Wash the cast iron with warm water and dish soap. Scrub with bristle brush, or mesh sponge.

3. Dry the skillet

Dry the cast iron with a clean towel or paper towels.

4. Cover the pan with a coating of oil

Apply a small amount of cooking oil of your choice to the entire pan, handle included.

5. Bake in the oven at 350°F

Place the cast iron on the top rack of your oven, upside down. Place a sheet of aluminum foil, a pan, or baking sheet on the bottom rack to catch any oil. Bake the pan for one hour.

6. Let the pan cool off

Let cast iron cool before taking it for a spin.

And that is all! You are ready to use your brand new cast iron skillet!

Good luck.

Three Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

Recently I had to evaluate my eating habits to figure out what is happening with my weight fluctuations. While working out is a very important part of your health and might be essential for achieving a specific physique, it simply isn’t the most important thing for your weight loss. I’m not going to list what you should eat and how many calories, there’s tons of great articles already written about that very thing.

Here are the top 3 reasons you aren’t losing the weight:

1. You aren’t buying food in bulk

I used to go to the grocery store about the time I was hungry and would only purchase food for that day and maybe the next, giving no thought to what I should eat that week.

The key is to make a list of food you will eat for the next 7 days and buy all the items you need. I mean ALL of your breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for the next 7 days.

2. You aren’t planning your meals

For those working a normal 9-5 job it’s simply essential to plan what you’re going to eat and when as you have less free time during the day. Waiting to decide what to eat while you’re starving is bound to get you in real trouble over the long run as you find yourself frequently sitting in the fast food drive thru.

You might need to cook all your meals for the week or at least lunches to take to work. Keep them in food containers, freezing the ones you don’t plan to eat for the next two days.

3. You’re not weighing your food

Did you eat 4oz of chicken or 6oz? How can you be sure? Use a modern scale. It’s super quick and easy. Using a modern digital scale is much easier than anything our parents or grandparents used.

It’s near impossible for humans to tell the difference between 150 calories of peanut butter from 300 calories when it’s spread on some bread or for eyeballing what a serving size of soup looks like in a bowl. Same goes for many other common foods we consume; such as oats, nuts, seeds, oils, cheese, dressings, dips, and many others.

The number one reason for people saying they are following their diet but it isn’t working is because they aren’t weighing their food and are simply assuming they are eating the correct servings.

After a few months of practice with the scale you will get much better at guesstimating what a normal portion size of what ever you’re eating is.

4. (Optional for the diehards) You aren’t keeping a food diary and logging your weight

Keeping a food diary of everything you consume is proven to help you with weight management as it makes you more mindful about what you’re eating, while keeping a log of your weight will keep your mind on your goals.

There you have it. Hope that works for you. Cheers.

How To Make Your WordPress Website Always Use HTTPS

If you had trouble making your website always use secure connection then do the following.

Only use this step if you already have https version of your website working.

Step 1. Test your site by changing http to https in the url.

If you do have https working then continue onto the next step.

Step 2. In your .htaccess (hidden) file in your root folder of your website add the following lines to the top of the file:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

Thanks to DreamHost Support for the assist.

How To Run Ionic Project On Heroku

You first have to install express server in your ionic project.

npm install express --save

Then create a server.js file:

var express = require('express'),

app = express();
app.set('port', process.env.PORT || 5000);

app.listen(app.get('port'), function () {
    console.log('Express server listening on port ' + app.get('port'));

Add an app.json file with some data

    "name": "app name",
    "description": "A simple Ionic app for Heroku",
    "logo": "http://pathToYourLogo.png",
    "keywords": ["ionic", "devdactic", "whatever"]

Then when you deploy your app to Heroku (preferably with dropbox) it will start as an express server.