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Metafilter: “remove line breaks? where have you been all my life!”

Welcome to TextMechanic.com!

09/18/14 • 09:06 AM • BooksProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SERoundtable: Bing On URL Keyword Stuffing Spam.

Of interest.

09/17/14 • 11:08 AM • InternetMicrosoftProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CTRL+ClickCast: Perch CMS with Drew McLellan.

I like Perch very much. Not for my blogging uses, but for limited client sites.  Haven’t had time to listen yet, but I will.

09/04/14 • 02:05 PM • PodcastsProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Github/StackExchange: blackbox.

GPG encrypt and ‘hide’ things in Git.

09/03/14 • 01:34 PM • InternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Designer News: What do you think about Semplice, the new WordPress based portfolio CMS?

Worthy not for the actual subject of the post, but for the various takedowns of WordPress.

09/03/14 • 01:18 PM • ProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PHP 5.6.0 released.

Of note.

08/28/14 • 02:53 PM • InternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Designer News: How much time do you guys need to complete a 10 page website?

The comments.  Surprised noone’s responded to the ‘guys’ thing yet.

08/26/14 • 12:18 PM • DesignInternetProgrammingSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Writefully: Turn a Github Repo into a CMS.

Of interest.

08/25/14 • 12:21 PM • ProgrammingWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Popular Email App Mailbox Launches for Desktop, Adds Support for Drafts.

Hmmmph. I’ve stopped jerking my knee for every ‘miracle’ mailbox app that gets boostered on the software sites. I liked Sparrow a lot, but it still wasn’t very efficient. I’ve shelved Postbox, Airmail, Apple Mail, Outlook, others. Wasted enough good pocket change. Currently I’m using Mailplane 3.

Gmail has been too slow for too long. I’m in the process of moving to Fastmail, which will deprecate Mailplane. Not sure what I’ll use to check Fastmail other than the lovely clean web app. I’ll update you on my impressions and progress when I have time.

08/19/14 • 03:50 PM • PersonalProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

euansemple.com: Social tools and the filter problem.

“We expect to meet different people in different physical contexts and manage our expectations of different conversations in this way. The problem at the moment is that in the competition between Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and the others for our time and attention, they are all beginning to look and feel the same!

Software should be able to solve the problem of high quality/high frequency social. The only obstacle to plucking consistently interesting bits from the firehose of social is the programs themselves. [Tags, FB. Like Tumblr. Yesterday, or sooner.]

08/19/14 • 10:43 AM • InternetProgrammingSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FastCo: Coffee Alternatives That Are Better For Productivity.

I beg to differ. A little cold, fingerless gloves work a treat. Too hot? No A/C? Miserable.  Cold’s relatively easier to deal with.

08/18/14 • 02:31 PM • FoodHealthProgrammingSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe blogs: One Weird Trick to Baseline-Align Text.

This may interest others besides myself.

08/13/14 • 05:44 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ReadWrite: “Web Developer” Is A Job Title That Has Come And Gone.

Durned if I’ll call myself some sort of ‘imagineer.’ And specialization? When you’re a small shop? Death.  I’ll have to stack specialized monikers on my company site.

08/07/14 • 12:12 PM • ProgrammingPsychologySmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dbignore - .gitignore for Dropbox.

May be useful for some of you.

08/06/14 • 07:29 PM • InternetMicrosoftProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GitHub/barryclark: jekyll-now.

Got a GitHub account? Kick the tires on Jekyll.  When I have a moment, I’m going to.

Later: As I have time ... dangerousmeta.github.io. Stupid-simple setup. GitHub can take up to ten minutes to show the initial page, after you set the URL.

07/31/14 • 12:34 PM • InternetProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

github/Mixd/wp-deploy.

Version control Wordpress with Capistrano. Also handles the database.

07/28/14 • 10:44 AM • InternetProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Late start.

Was up until the wee hours last night working. Links coming.

07/25/14 • 09:44 AM • PersonalProgrammingWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sublime Forum: Sublime Text 4 is on its way.

Of interest.

07/23/14 • 11:39 AM • InternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Virus Bulletin : Mayhem - a hidden threat for *nix web servers.

Of note.

07/18/14 • 09:59 PM • InternetProgrammingSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Republic: Interruptions at Work Make You Way Less Productive.

Researchers have known for a while that interruptions inhibit our ability to carry out many tasks—from detecting traffic signals to performing surgery. This study is unique, though, in looking at—and quantifying—how distractions affect the caliber of creative work.

07/17/14 • 03:38 PM • ArtsDesignHealthProgrammingPsychologyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

EE Insider: ExpressionEngine 2.9 Released.

FYI.

07/15/14 • 03:11 PM • Expression EngineInternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Another ‘definitive’ static site generator list.

Here.  Multi-language again. Bookmark, before it disappears (the other one did, albeit briefly).

07/13/14 • 04:52 PM • InternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ars Technica: IRS policy that targeted Tea Party groups also aimed at open source projects.

Worth watching. “You have a substantial nonexempt purpose because you develop software published under open source compatible licenses that authorize use by any person for any purpose, including nonexempt purposes such as commercial, recreational, or personal purposes.

07/02/14 • 03:00 PM • LawPoliticsProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DavidWalsh: Wrap Long Links with CSS.

Learn something new every day. Do read the comments as well for other techniques.

07/02/14 • 11:26 AM • DesignProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Circular - an open source Buffer app.

Of note.

06/23/14 • 12:55 PM • InternetMobileProgrammingSocial MediaSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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