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Archive for July, 2008

Traktor to Snarkatron!

Posted by on July 28th, 2008

Awhile back I gave a talk about The Snarkatron at Ignite SF. It’s a digital sign, installed facing the crowd at the DNA Lounge here in San Francisco. I DJ a number of nights there, and my recent transition from CD and Vinyl to Laptop/MP3 with M-Audio’s Xponent has given me many more chances to […]

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Macjournal, how I love you.

Posted by on July 24th, 2008

For the last five years I’ve used Macjournal in one edition or the other (professional, standard, and the original free edition) from Mariner Software. I just dropped $34 on the new version, primarily because of it’s auto-encryption feature. It’s become my repository for all things of interest at work, meetings, and conferences. When I left […]

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blog upgrade…

Posted by on July 24th, 2008

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.6 and replaced the wordpress theme, because the older one was impossible to read and hey, I hated the ugly green banner. Let me know if it breaks at all.

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search me? who knows.

Posted by on July 23rd, 2008

I’ve been very busy lately dealing with Twitter, but I’ve made some time to stop by SFBeta and earlier this evening, the OpenDNS party at fluid. Both were decent; OpenDNS was more of a mixer, and SFBeta, chock full o’ demos. SFBeta was what you’d expect – Lots of industry folk, barely any food left […]

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ack!

Posted by on July 17th, 2008

I’ve been experimenting with a few things this week while trying to wade my way through Twitter’s infrastructure. One tool that’s been of extreme help in digging through source code and an extensive set of configuration files has been ack! It’s the only piece of software I know of that has ‘–thpppt’ as an option […]

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Announcing the release of Mod_Telemetry

Posted by on July 9th, 2008

I’m releasing my apache module which has been extremely helpful to me in performance tracking, and large site analysis. mod_telemetry keeps track of all URLs on your site and how long it takes your server to deliver each request. It reports these by using a status handler (like Apache’s /server-status) to display real-time status information […]

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DNS Patches released today for many platforms

Posted by on July 8th, 2008

If you’re responsible for DNS at your organization, I urge you to immediately download updates for your DNS servers and patch them, today. Dan Kaminsky and other members of the DNS community announce that they are releasing patches for an extremely serious cache resolver issue impacting many vendors of DNS software, including ISC BIND and […]

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