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100,000 Followers! Thank you!

Almost three years ago, I first heard of Twitter. I didn’t get it and quickly dismissed friends that pushed it on me. A waste of time. Idiots! All of them. Fast forward two years and I finally signed up. Too many people sent the “I want to follow you, join Twitter” email so I just …

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Technology

64-Bit Firefox Builds Are Here

Update: Patch 513747 has been applied. The real hero of this story is Josh Aas. He got the 64-bit goodness into the codebase a couple weeks ago and committed it about a week later. I haven’t done any benchmarks on this so please check out Josh’s site – Boom Swagger Boom – and more specificly …

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Apache

Setting Up Django With Mod_WSGI On Snow Leopard

Updated below (08/26/2014). As you’ve probably noticed, I like to compile things. Package management, although useful, just really doesn’t do it for me. Recently, I had to set up a customized install of PHP on CentOS and was forced to use RPM. Well, the experience was funky to say the least. The basic php install …

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Technology

My Twitter Account Hacked

“Last night I received a Growl notification from Tweetie of an RT on a spam message I sent.” My wife said “I don’t think I understood a word you said.” Well, that’s what happened and it didn’t dawn on me at first. With the number of followers I have, I get a constant stream of …

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Apple

Why Apple Bought Placebase

Update: And we have an answer – Google Maps Ditches Tele Atlas in Favor of Street View Cars and Crowdsourcing I have no idea. But the title is catchy, and I’m hoping to learn the answer by a) writing out my thoughts and b) you. The transaction went down in July but was only uncovered …

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