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“Lock your computer”: What really happened

As a result of a “fun” prank, I learned a bit about cron scheduling!

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“Lock your computer”

Something really disturbing and malicious has been happening to my personal laptop over the past couple of months. This post is part true, part April Fools’ joke.

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Thai Food in Los Angeles

Once you can process the fact that great restaurants can be in strip malls, Los Angeles does a few things better than NYC and Thai food is one of them. I have yet to figure out what the others are (probably Korean food), but bear with me. Where to find said Thai food? Thai Town, […]

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Workspace of late

I quite enjoy seeing other people’s workspaces, particularly the people I only know of through online means. I have finally figured out a work routine I’m happy with here in Los Angeles. I can’t say I’m sold on the city quite yet, but that’s another blog post. For now, here are my tools of the trade.

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I designed some skis

I’m into skiing, and it’s time for a gear upgrade. Courtesy my brother at MTNmeister, I’m getting custom skis from Parlor Skis in Boston, and got to design the graphics myself – how cute are these? And here they are in Alta (took a very nice, unplugged vacation for myself):

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Left my phone in a cab…

Let’s appreciate how great Find My iPhone and NYC cabbies are – phone returned within a day or so. And this was a successful reddit post! Fun stuff.

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Miscellaneous Web Development

How I do Inbox 0 in Gmail

I kind of roll my eyes at productivity posts, and yes, this is another productivity post. But, I’m really good at Inbox 0 and have been complimented a few times on my Gmail set up, so…ti

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Look how cute!

I’m about to launch a WordPress workshop…stay tuned! In line with the fishing metaphor, this would be you after you take it.

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Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

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How the Internet Works Comic

I’ve totally posted this before, but just want to reiterate how great it is. I used it in my class at General Assembly and I think it was an excellent guide for talking about what is normally a really confusing/jargon-heavy topic. via Fabulously Broke

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Sketching with the Paper app

A little bit ago I purchased a Bamboo stylus (don’t get the collapsible one) for the iPad and have been drawing with the app Paper, by FiftyThree. A few cute/bizarre results:

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What if Wes Anderson directed Star Wars?

It would be amazing. via kottke.org

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to dos over the next year

Grad school is on the horizon. Well, I’ll apply next December, but it’s time to start preparing and pick up where I left off after school. Which is where? My ultimate goal (in life I think) is to design games for college curricula, ergo I will go to grad school for game design. In undergrad, […]

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If localhost/PhpMyAdmin is 404

Then most likely you’ve been sloppyily setting up configurations – this was my case at least :/. First make sure phpmyadmin is installed, then include its configuration file (httpd-phpmyadmin.conf) in your apache’s httpd.conf. On a Mac, httpd-conf will probably be in /opt/local/apache2/conf, and httpd-phpmyadmin.conf in conf/extra. If that’s the case for you, add this to […]

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Productivity Scene in Pgh

I went to a great talk at Assemble (art/tech gallery on Penn) the other night by author of SharePgh.com Connor Sites-Bowen. The event is was called Manifestto:DO: getting Sh*t done in Pittsburgh. Not your standard/redundant life hacks information, great, real info from real people. During the talk, everyone named good work/inspiration environments in the city. […]