Installing JungleDisk’s backup service via SSH

A while ago I wanted to ensure all of my clients databases were properly backed up independently of the dedicated server which serves them. I ended up writing a PHP class to run daily that cycles through all the databases on the server and then shuttles a dump of the DB across to AWS S3 […]

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Link Building: No Longer About Manipulation

Columnist Andrew Dennis discusses the evolution of link building since its early days and reviews the proper (and improper) way to employ today’s major link building tactics. Source: Link Building: No Longer About Manipulation   It often feels today like there is no safe way to promote one’s website; you know the one you spent […]

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How quick should you animate

One of the things that’s taking off massively at the minute (and for quite a while actually) is the use of animation. 24ways had a great article on how to animate, within it there is one gem of a tip that I just have to republish. It answers the question of how quick you should animate. There […]

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Responsive images polyfill and why IE9 still sort of… sucks…

With the release of Chrome 38 stable, responsive images are here. Now of course if the browser being used to view your site isn’t Chrome 38 then you’ll need a polyfill to add the missing functionality to the less functional browser. Enter; http://scottjehl.github.io/picturefill/ From the site they describe picturefill as: …allowing web developers to deliver an […]

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Backup your server to AWS S3

For a while I’ve been looking into a cheaper way of backing up my server rather than having the hosting company take complete snapshots of it. Believe me it can get expensive doing it that way. What does one think when they muse on the topic of storing lots and lots of bits cheaply and securely… I […]

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Don’t put your keystore file in GDrive!

As a web developer one thing I like about my job is that I can instantly update code whenever I need and that basic enough backup methods for our resources mostly does (site files and DBs to an Amazon S3 account). Rarely do I have a file that if I lost or if I only […]

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Musing’s on mobile

Lately I’ve been developing for the mobile app stores (iOS, Play, App World) so all the coolness and problems alike are pretty fresh in my mind. It also means I’ve been reading a lot of articles recently discussing the current state of the mobile landscape. I thought I’d get my thoughts down while I have […]

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Good to see some in the trenches & big idea innovation from Google

People have been saying for a while that Google hasn’t been innovating like it use to. A good discussion was had on the last this week in Google that got me thinking about some previous Google products such as GMail, Maps, Reader and of course search that I love and would say Google innovated in […]

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Eric Schmidt at Mobile World Congress 2012

One of the main reasons I love working in the technology industry is because of the magnitude of change it can bring about. You want proof? How about… mp3 players, tablets, massively powerful PCs/Macs in a home environment, medical appliances, educational tools and oh maybe the Internet. I believe technology will be the thing that […]

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Great interview with Bram Cohen talking about bittorrent live

No doubt dear reader you have heard of TWiT.tv and most likely tuned into them live or caught up with a podcast or two. If you haven’t and are interested in tech then you really are missing out. Case in point. The most recent episode of Triangulation had Bram Cohen on. Bram is the guy […]

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