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Developer and drug use

I’ve never linked developer with drug use. In my mind, using drugs is anything but productive for software development and it will be counterproductive to pop pills while coding. I changed my mind after reading this article: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26219187/use-illicit-drugs-becomes-part-silicon-valleys-work?source=pkg A lot … Continue reading

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ios static library

Using xcode, it’s pretty easy to create a static library. However, when there is resource involved, things can be a bit complicated. Here is a good tutorial on how to create a static library with core data support in an … Continue reading

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Sending email using Google App and PHP Swift Mailer

Not very long ago I converted one of my site to use Google App email service. Using a third party email service can reduce the load on your own server and eliminate the responsibilities of configuring and maintaining a mail … Continue reading

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Plug those Javascript memory leaking holes

Recently I built a Javascript app that uses Gmap API, Ajax and JQuery to display the location information on a web page. It retrieves information from server using Ajax and the returned json object, to display location information for certain … Continue reading

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home wiring 2.0

We moved into our new home a year ago and back then the builder asked me about the network wiring of the house. Basically the home will be wired with cat5 cables for phone service. If I want a network … Continue reading

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A follow up on using Amazon A3

Last week Amazon A3 was down for 4 hours and made a lot of webmasters unhappy. It further proves that it is quite risky to design your site solely relying on A3 to provide the essential functionalities, at least for … Continue reading

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Document your site with a wiki

Good documentation can save a lot of time to look for the information that you have once obtained. I had been looking for some documentation system that can help me to write down notes and finally decided to use a … Continue reading

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Is Yahoo making the wrong move?

There are a lot of talks around Yahoo’s move recently. Y’s decisions to reject the Microsoft deal and partner with Google on search advertising market don’t sit well with a lot of people. Some think Yahoo is making stupid decisions. … Continue reading

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JQuery vs. Prototype

Recently I started looking into both JQuery and ProtoType to simplify the Javascript works on my site and first decision to make was to which one to choose. Besides these popular options, MooTool also caught my attention since it appears … Continue reading

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Programmer + boss < 0

Dr. Graham’s new article made the reddit.com’s front page. It talks about the programmers’ natural unfitness to work for a corporate environment. Being a programmer myself I can totally relate to what he had to say. I have a day … Continue reading

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