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Linode vs. DigitalOcean

6 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
digitalocean

I’ve been seeing a lot of these posts popping up recently and figured I’d weigh in on the matter. Since everyone seems to be including benchmarks of disk I/O and such I’ll not only omit those, but I’d like to discuss the services offered and some of my perceptions after […]

My departure from CrowdSavings

7 min read
career
retrospection

Figured my birthday was a good day to talk about this in a public forum. Back in October I resigned my post as CTO at CrowdSavings.com in one of the most outlandish [even for me] exits I’ve been privy to. This actually all started April of 2011 when I was […]

Moving from Tumblr to Jekyll (and GitHub!)

1 min read
tumblr
jekyll
github
github pages

As you may remember, I moved my blog (and my wife’s blog and every other site blog I have) to Tumblr. At the time, it made perfect sense. Tumblr’s platform is quite robust and they have a dedicated staff that is enhancing the system (something my own blogging platform did […]

Review: Anatomy Framework

2 min read
reviews
css
open-source software

From the developer, Nick Justice: Anatomy is a light-weight and responsive front end framework that invokes rapid development. I don’t usually review anything on here, let alone a framework, but it’s also not often that I get to use something new that’s built in my backyard of Tampa, FL. As […]

Command line website uptime checker using the OS X Notification Center

1 min read
ruby
apple
os x
cli

Honestly, the title of this post covers all the bases of my pre-Turkey consumption proof of concept turned full on project. Just a simple Ruby script that parses a configuration file and checks to see if the site is up (returning 2xx or 3xx code). If the site appears down […]