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No OpenID End Point found

November 25th, 2014

OpenID is wonderful when it works, but it’s a little mysterious when it doesn’t. A lot of web sites will let you log in using your Facebook or Google accounts, but only a few let you use your own OpenId provider, which stinks because it would be better if they all did. The only site […]

Now that iOS 8 offers other keyboards, here’s the one I want

September 21st, 2014

I want a new keyboard. Not swype. I want Morse Code. Dot. Dash. And a space. That, and of course learning morse code. Then I could type out a text without looking. And I could hear a text without looking.  It can be done.  Once I am good at it, it would be awesome. Talk […]

How Apple Could Have Done Something Cool w/6

September 21st, 2014

I want a smaller phone. NOT a bigger phone. Give me this, with basic touchscreen functionality (and really awesome voice control): That would be great when I’m going out somewhere, want a phone, to get texts, to read tweets, maybe call someone, meet up with some buddies at the game, take great quality pictures and […]

Vim, Codeigniter and easy unit-test running

January 15th, 2013

I like to edit with vim. I have quite a lot of plugins and it’s a pretty complete IDE at this point. I love the modal editing, one key commands, and that it’s on pretty much every server and Mac or Linux install (or, at least it’s ancestor vi is; I alias vim to vi […]

PHP Phing GrepTask

November 7th, 2012

My current deploy system is a series of PHP scripts. It works pretty well but is hard to follow and undocumented. Because I now work in an large corporate IT environment, standardizing is important.  I decided to move to PHP Phing for deploy. I’m not all the way through the conversion process but I think […]

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