Google+: Please give us a write API

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It seems that Google has been on a relentless campaign to get Google+ to work. From only allowing YouTube users to comment with a Google+ account to their desperate attempts to integrate it into Google’s own search results (which seem to be all but gone now…) it all seems to be very pointless on Google’s… Read more »

Internet Explorer 6 makes me sad.

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In this day and age, I can’t believe that people are still using Internet Explorer. Because I am a good net citizen, I decided to help my uneducated users out. if (preg_match(‘/MSIE [456]/i’, $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’])) { require ‘templates/blank_development/ie6.php’; exit; }

How Meetup.com started

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I got an email today from Scott Heiferman, one of the founders of the site ‘Meetup’. A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born: Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?… Read more »

More snippets

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Yesterday I posted about having an existing ssh-agent load on all new shells. Here are two more handy snippets of code from my .bash_profile The first code snippet is a follow on from yesterday, were I can type ‘lock’ or ‘unlock’ into my shell and the ssh-agent will follow on accordingly. When your ssh-agent is… Read more »

Duff Beer, IRL!

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While in Brisbane, a good friend of mine (Hadi Nematollah) introduced me to Duff Beer (of The Simpson’s fame). Although I am not really  a beer drinker, I can say that I was not put off the taste. Not a bad deal, $25 for a six-pack of novelty beer. Bonus points for being drinkable!

Sydney IT Meetup Calendar

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Wondering where all the interesting Sydney IT meetups are? I have listed here a rough calendar for 2011. There may be some updates further on in the year as more events are announced. Big Meetups PHPConfAu – Late October. You didn’t hear that form me though because the exact date is yet to be confirmed…. Read more »

Google’s Android Fonts

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I love Android, and I love that Google is offering such a good mobile operating system, for free. Many people might just remember that Microsoft grew to prominence in the IT industry in much a similar way. They provided DOS for free (or at least at a low cost) to OEMs, which provided them with… Read more »