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Here are some online tools I've been using with a lot of satisfaction. Of course, your mileage may vary: Feedblitz is a reliable, handmade alternative to Feedburner and other corporate solutions. They handle the email and RSS feeds to this... Continue »
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Today, we want to address the recent spam attack that caused many of our bloggers to experience a sudden and very unfortunate influx of comment spam. We were just as frustrated as you were by... Continue »
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A "status" page for a high-traffic web service such as Twitter is meant to provide users with service interruption news when the main site is offline or malfunctioning in some way. What it should not do, is be offline itself. Twitter uses a Tumblr.com blog for reporting service interruptions, and... Continue »
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# Problem I do not want to pay $80 + tax + about $15 other charges for an off-contract iPhone. $39.99 for 450 minutes talk, $20 for 300MB data and $20 for unlimited text messages. # Solution Switch to a prepaid plan. Since AT&T does not let us switch from post-paid to prepaid, you got to find other services. There are a lot of services out there. Having two friends using Straight Talk, I switched to Straight Talk and am using it for three months now. I guess it's a good time to dump pros and cons. # Pros You... Continue »
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On TV At work I sometimes play the role of a network engineer. I find the physical layer on down to IP to be quite interesting and fun. That said, I absolutely hate typing my password. I have a core belief that anytime I have to type my password I'm... Continue »
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Or maybe they are not. First of all, I don't have a car. I live in the city and I can walk or ride my bicycle to commute between home and office. Without a car, I can avoid to pay for insurance, parking hustle, maintenance fee and more. When I really need a car, like going to [Point Reyes](http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm) for hiking, I use [Zipcar](http://www.zipcar.com/ "Zipcar"), "wheels when you want them". So I had used cabs a lot in San Francisco. But there are four things I really hate about cab drivers. 1. They **don't show up**. It really happens a... Continue »
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**Don't use it**. I mean it. Do not use auto-reply vacation email setting because there is no effective way to use it. Getting "OOO I'm on vacation" email from a guy who has a desk next to me is just ridiculous. I can visually see his empty desk now and he told me he will be on vacation before he left. Vacation auto-reply email function is not smart enough to determine if recipient knows sender's vacation schedule or not because there is no such a technology to look into my brain from any mail exchange servers delivering the shit. What... Continue »
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Today we’re proud to show off a new look at typepad.com. As you can see here on our blog, we’ve updated our site design, brand and logo quite a bit. You’ll find all of the... Continue »
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Loud and angry doesn't make you right. It just means that you are loud and angry. I'm hosting a public event in New York City on May 16th. Save the date, registration opens April 16. More details then. Sore muscles... Continue »
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"We've decided to hire someone with totally different skills than yours..." and then they hire someone just like you, but more expensive and not as good. "We're not going to buy a car this month, my husband wants to wait..."... Continue »
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It costs more than a hundred dollars a day to use the wifi at the convention center in Toronto. A 2 ounce bag of chips at the airport costs $4, the same price a pound costs at the local market.... Continue »
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A brief visit to the emergency room last month reminded me of what an organization that's pre-digital is like. Six people doing bureaucratic tasks and screening that are artifacts of a paper universe, all in the service of one doctor... Continue »
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Given my daughter's exposure to my dresses (both vintage and home-sewn) it's only natural that Penelope has become incredibly vocal about what she wears. I wear jeans all the time but she won't touch them. She's incredibly picky about her school outfits and if she doesn't like something I've bought, she *won't* wear it. Given this stubbornness, there's only a short list of Halloween costumes she'll approve. Up until a couple weeks ago, she wanted me to make her another Rapunzel costume (yes, she still wears this one). Simplicity came out with a Disney-sanction Rapunzel pattern this year and THAT'S... Continue »
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complete with stock photo site watermark www.buzzfeed.com - inspired by the original post of Women Laughing Alone With Salad Continue »
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Facebook is to build a multi-million 'mini town' on the edge of the Arctic circle to house all its computer servers, which would us as much electricity as a town of 50,000 people. via www.telegraph.co.uk Facebook is building a huge... Continue »