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Squirt: Why Nielson’s Twitter Numbers Suck

The recent kurfuffle over Twitter’s retention rate according to Nielson is a tad ridiculous. Comparing the 30-40% retention rate to those of MySpace and Facebook at the same stage in life is like comparing Sonics to Marios. The major blogs nailed why this comparison doesn’t make sense – Twitter aggressively shutting down spam accounts – …

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Squirt: Auto Updating WordPress Plugins

Am I missing something with the auto-updates for WordPress plugins? When I try to do an auto-update, I get a page asking me for the ftp(s) info for my server. I’m expected to: send ftps info unencrypted through the browser send my credentials to an untrusted third party open up my firewall so any ol’ …

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Squirt: Follow Me On Twitter

I used wordle.net to generate a tag cloud of my twitstream so you can see the kind of stuff I’m blabbering about on Twitter. I’m usually complaining about something or another – The “All Mail” Gmail folder in Mail.app, Frustration with Kindle for iPhone, The App Store – but sometimes I tweet some useful junk …

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Squirt: Moving Files Around Using Bash

I needed to copy all files with the string “_1” in them to a separate folder and remove the “_1”. I thought I could pull this with a one liner, but that wasn’t happening. A two liner had to do: #¬†find . -name “*_1.jpg” -exec cp {} ../xx/ \; # for file in *_1.jpg; do …

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