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The posts to this blog may have subsided, but my exuberance (and GitHub commits) have not. Working on Book #2 My next book is titled A Consumer-Centric Approach to RESTful API Design and unlike my first book will be self published. I’m a lot more excited about this book than the previous one, Backbone.js Application Development…. Read more »

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Some friends and I are working on a project called CodePlanet.IO. It’ll be a high-quality tutorials website, and we plan on eventually releasing screencasts of full-stack development using various web-related technologies. Our first big post is an article of mine on the Principles of good RESTful API Design. You might not have realized it, but I’ve… Read more »

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I recently read a copy of Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices, written by Rich Pinkall Pollei and published by Packt. Full disclosure: I’ve published a book through Packt, and they sent me a free copy of the book to do this review. Relevant background: Debian has been my preferred distribution for a few years,… Read more »

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If you throw some SSL onto your NGINX hosted website (as you’ve likely noticed thomashunter.name is now doing), you may notice a few hard-to-diagnose issues. Many PHP scripts look for the presence of a certain server variable, namely, $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’], to determine if it is behind an SSL connection. To fix this, you need to add the following… Read more »

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Chromium is the entirely free version of Google Chrome. What makes it entirely free? Well, it doesn’t include license restricted code, such as the PDF viewer. If you’re like me, you’re a stickler for installing software using your distributions package manager, and prefer doing so over installing packages outside of the package manager. And honestly, I… Read more »

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TradeBit.com is an online marketplace for selling digital goods. Back when I was highly active selling applications and music on the Envato network, I would occasionally list items for sale on TradeBit which Envato deemed wasn’t up to their standards. Overall I made less than $60 throughout the lifetime of my TradeBit account. Since large… Read more »

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Like any employee, I’ve noticed working conditions where I thrive, conditions where I have no motivation, and everything in-between. I’ve worked at Fortune 50’s, Bay-Area Startups, companies with 30-year-old codebases, companies with no codebases. This list represents the ideologies of companies in which I’ve flourished in the past. Doesn’t use a custom framework, especially one… Read more »