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scarpenter
    Kind of surprised to see this from Fog Creek on remote work: “The burden is on you to show that you’re being productive”. I guess it’s better than their old “you have to move to NYC” policy. http://bit.ly/1g5INdM
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      If you’re starting a business, joining Microsoft BizSpark is becoming worth it just for the Windows Azure benefits. New cache released in preview today: http://bit.ly/1ebKsQK.
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        I wrote about a possible gotcha when using SSL with nginx and Unicorn: http://bit.ly/15poSS1
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          “…that take into account the fact that the rest of us cannot and should not have to think about a development platform as a full-time job, because we're trying to use that platform to produce results that exceed it”. http://bit.ly/1bQnPTn
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            Planning on taking my son to an NFL game for his birthday. Wow, tickets are expensive (I thought MLB was bad).
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              Searching Google for javascript-related things lately has been returning MDN (https://developer.mozilla.org) results above W3Schools. That’s an encouraging improvement.
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                @jacksonh It definitely seems like I need to spend some time understanding what they provide. My first inclination is to write a back-end from scratch - maybe that’s not the right first choice anymore. Agree on the SSL-related outage. Ouch.
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                  So Windows Azure added support for creating custom APIs as part of their Mobile Services. And the only language you can initially create them in is Node.js. Didn’t see that coming: http://bit.ly/11kcwsC
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                    @mattgemmell I think the CPU graph is a great selling point for using a statically generated site (like Octopress). No DB queries needed!
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                      @jacksonh 5th generation, yes. Didn’t see any previous versions mentioned.
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                        I have a couple of static sites that I didn’t like writing the raw HTML for, so I use Haml. I wrote about using Haml from the command line: http://bit.ly/12fhyNc
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                          “We forget that physical objects are also just specific embodiments – or presentations – of their content and function. A paperback book and an ebook file are two embodiments of the text they each contain; ...” http://bit.ly/11vR8GB
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                            @davidsmith I recently upgraded from 15/5 to 75/35. I’m not sure I’d notice the difference between 50/25 and 75/35 but the upgrade from 15/5 was noticeable. The extra upstream is nice, too.
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                              Armadillo Group Text is a new group texting service from my company, Clever Armadillo. Send group texts to your team, association members, whatever group you need to notify. http://bit.ly/15prt3G
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                                @davidsmith Don’t forget actually losing a little money on the deal to transaction fees.
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                                  I love MLB.tv, but the blackout rules have got to go. @vintagezen describes the problem: http://bit.ly/17T099q I’m only blacked out for the Phillies but without cable that still means I can’t see most games live.
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                                    “If you love Pokemon but hate yourself and your money…” http://go.ign.com/13voiCp
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                                      @kristopherwhat Thanks. I really don’t mind helping people; it’s just the unrealistic expectations that get me sometimes.