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Complete Single Server Django Stack Tutorial

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:10:06 +0000

Introduction I notice a lot of people these days using Heroku to host applications they’ve written with Django or Rails. This may save them some time and effort, but they are spending way more money on this specialized hosting than … Continue reading

Summer Camp Politics

Thu, 10 May 2012 03:51:32 +0000

Gather round and listen to this true tale of summer camp. It’s actually true. I swear this is not a lead in to sexual innuendo. It was generic day camp, not band camp. At this day camp we played a … Continue reading

Anything that is Digital has no National Borders

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:08:21 +0000

Trying to remove the world from the world wide web is impossible. Continue reading

Tutorial: Programatically Post a Status Update to Your Facebook Page

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:00:31 +0000

In my last post, To OAuth or Not to OAuth, I said I would write a complete tutorial on how to use the Facebook API to post status updates to your own Facebook page. This is that tutorial. Get ready, … Continue reading

To OAuth or Not to OAuth

Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:22:42 +0000

You’re feeling some pains, so you go see a doctor. The doctor sends you to have some tests done at a lab on the other side of town. The results come in a week later and you have to get … Continue reading

You Don’t Impress Me. Try These Hacks Instead.

Sat, 18 Jun 2011 04:09:11 +0000

Recently there have been a lot of computer security attacks. It’s actually hard to say if they are more frequent now than they have been in the past. What is certain is that they are being publicized more now than … Continue reading

Keep your California out of my New York

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 23:33:33 +0000

More and more the entrepreneurial community has integrated itself into the technology community. You have to commend them on what an excellent job they have done. At this point startup news and technology news are basically synonymous. At least half … Continue reading

Game Developers – Stop Failing at Online Multiplayer

Sat, 28 May 2011 14:40:29 +0000

Independent video games are all the rage lately. Minecraft and Angry Birds are the premiere examples of how games developed outside of the big commercial industry can become huge successes. This is mostly because of platforms like Steam and other … Continue reading

Why Not a Little Open?

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:30:19 +0000

If you look around at the world of hardware, there is one thing that is immediately obvious. The open hardware is shit compared to the closed hardware. In terms of industrial design, battery life, price, and just about every category … Continue reading

How to Play Doom

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:28:03 +0000

Just yesterday I read this fascinating piece by Stephen Totilo of Kotaku entitled The First Time I Played Doom Was Yesterday.  It’s really crazy that in this world, even a video game journalist with an incredibly long tenure could have … Continue reading

Don’t Change the Computer, Change Yourself

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:03:12 +0000

Many long years ago, I used to be a Gentoo user. Today I run Windows 7 on every computer I own, and I use default Ubuntu installations on servers and in Virtual machines for development. I went from running one … Continue reading

Presenting Presentoh, King of Presentations

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 01:28:17 +0000

I do a lot of panels at various conventions. When I do these panels, I need some sort of visual aid. For this I usually turn to Powerpoint, and its alternatives. The thing is, these just plain suck, at least … Continue reading

GitHub Suggested Workflow

Thu, 06 May 2010 02:28:31 +0000

The thing that’s great about Git is that it allows the user to pick any work flow they desire. The problem is that it allows the user to pick any work flow they desire. Thus, users who don’t know exactly … Continue reading

iPad: Why Must We Be Forced To Choose?

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 17:00:26 +0000

There is, of course, the expected hoo-hah about the iPad. The rage between those who love it and those who can’t stand its proprietary nature is in full swing. Yet, I am constantly in awe of the fact that nobody … Continue reading

Why Gaming Won’t Save The World

Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:23:08 +0000

...being a virtuoso at World of Warcraft is like being a virtuoso at the player piano. Continue reading

Power Signaling Over HDMI

Sat, 06 Feb 2010 00:53:16 +0000

Lots of people these days have home entertainment systems. These usually consist of a television, an audio system, and multiple source devices. The source devices typically include a DVD/Blu-Ray player, a Cable Box, one or more game consoles, maybe a … Continue reading

People Still Don’t Get Git

Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:28:05 +0000

I’ve been using Git since slightly before it became very popular about two years ago. Nowadays it is very popular, with much thanks to github. However, even semi-famous programmers like Jeff Atwood don’t really understand what it’s all about. I … Continue reading

Strict Open Source Policies Lead to Fail

Sat, 23 Jan 2010 18:25:26 +0000

Ubuntu and Firefox are two of the biggest open source projects in terms of desktop end users. Yet, the same open source philosophies that made these projects so popular are a weak spot that the competition can, and will, use … Continue reading

The Real Rip-Off in Wireless

Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:14:49 +0000

Verizon and AT&T recently cut prices on their unlimited voice and data plans. Whoop de doo. Text messages are still a rip-off. Data still isn’t truly unlimited. People seem to really be focusing on these data plan prices. Meanwhile, people … Continue reading

Let’s Fight Terrorism For Real

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 01:28:00 +0000

Maybe you can save lives without getting out of bed. Continue reading