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App.net has a shot, Twitter is smoking crack, and I was wrong.

Last week I raged about how App.net would never reach critical mass because the service only addresses developer pains and that just isn’t good enough to sustain growth.

Fast forward a week and Twitter releases a new developer guideline document that is creating even more pain in the community, the … Read the rest

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Square is disrupting the payment space

Square is completely disrupting the payment space and their most recent announcement of fixed pricing appeals directly to small businesses with point of sale systems who stand to save $300 a month.  A closer look paints the picture of a pretty solid deal, but not for everybody.

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Publish from github to WordPress

I would love to be able to compose articles, save them in Git (on Github) and then push them to WordPress to publish them.

A better composer

I’ve been using a combination of different editors to write articles for Kerr.io and recently settled on two: IA Writer and Prose.io. … Read the rest

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App.net, like I need another bug tracker

Hipster, freshly minted from college, still bankrolled by mom and dad, has an original idea and decides to build a startup. Three months in has revelation that productivity is stalling because issue tracking software doesn’t fit personal preferences and decides to write one.

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Textmate 2 and why you shouldn't rewrite your code

If there is one lesson to learn from this article it is that old code isn’t bad. Its been tested, lots of bugs have been found and fixed, and it is a lot harder to read code than it is to write it.

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Dalton's App.net vs Facebook

Dalton Caldwell is a successful entrepreneur who recently pivoted his startup to create App.net a real-time social feed without ads. Its basically a for profit driven social service platform where the customers are the developers, not the advertisers. This is in stark contrast to the Facebook model.

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Encrypting Apple RAID volumes in 10.8 Mountain Lion

I recently converted one of my Apple RAID drives into an encrypted CoreStorage logical disk on 10.8. This is a great way to leverage Time Machine with encrypted backups. Here are the steps I used. Note, this process will destroy data on the disk, so please backup your files first.Read the rest

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The smartest man in the world

His name is Grigori Perelman and he is a 46 year old Russian fellow who lives with his mother in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a mathematician who solved the Poincare Conjecture, one of the most important and challenging problems in modern math.

The problem, posed in the early … Read the rest

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Music, TV and Film: studios are crooks

Recent issues from around the world paint a horribly greedy picture for distribution companies that took risks and where rewarded heavily while leaving nothing for the artists.

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Over in Sweden where the Pirate Bay trial just ended, the $675,000 ordered by the courts to be paid to the music … Read the rest

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New Apple Olympic commercials

Steve Jobs must be rolling over in his grave. The newly released Apple Genius commercials that aired during the opening of the Olympics are offensive. They all show how a likable and quite funny Apple Genius helps ordinary folks with their computer issues.

My problem with this series advertisement is … Read the rest