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Archive for September, 2008

Hack the Debate

Posted by on September 27th, 2008

Here I am at work, at Twitter during the 1st Presidential debates, making sure things are running and keeping track of our metrics. Twitter and Current.tv worked together to provide a live election site and placement of user generated tweets on live video of the debate. Our team did wonderfully and Twitter stayed up through […]

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Improving Javascript Load Times using Google AJAX API

Posted by on September 22nd, 2008

If your site uses common AJAX libraries like jQuery, jQuery UI, mootools, prototype, script.aculo.us, or dojo, the first thing that you’ll notice is that these libraries are quite large and impact page load time. For a browser with a completely empty cache, the browser will load the requested library (and block all other requests during […]

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Hackintosh Redux

Posted by on September 17th, 2008

You’ve probably read my other article here on the Retina blog about building a Hackintosh, and recently I made the fatal mistake of killing my machine by attempting an upgrade of the working Kalyway 10.5.2 installation with Kalyway 10.5.3. It pushed the machine into a horrible state and all attempts at recovery have been lost.  […]

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