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Fuck this, I’m going to Tumblr

3 min read
development
wordpress
tumblr

After many years of maintaining my personal blog as a way to help aid in my own learning and to feel like a bad ass because of that proud feeling of building something with your hands (well fingers) I have migrated to Tumblr for the indefinite future. You may remember […]

Viral landing pages rarely go viral because no one knows or cares about you or How LaunchRock tricked you into making their site viral

2 min read
marketing

Yep, it’s a sad truth, unless you’re a Kevin Rose or a Reid Hoffman (or insert some other person’s name that you think is really important and could successfully leverage a landing page) there’s a good chance you’re going to thow up an alleged “viral landing page” and will be […]

Doing Less, Better

2 min read
inspiration
minimalism
retrospection

I planned to write this post 7 hours from now, but as I sit up at 3:49am on the verge of my first vacation in 2 years and on the heels of a beta launch of the new scenekids.com, I figure there’s no better time to type. This particular blog […]

Version Control: It doesn’t matter what system you use

1 min read
development
version control system
git
subversion

CVS vs SVN, SVN vs Git, Git vs Mercurial… who fucking cares. I’ve been through my share of version control systems (CVS, Visual Source Safe, SVN, Serena PVCS and Dimensions and as of late, git) and the one thing that stands out to me is that it doesn’t matter which […]

Restoring a Linode Backup

3 min read
hosting
linode

Still kicking myself over this one, last night I accidentally dropped a database instead of just the table I wanted to get rid of. Now at one point, I had nightly database backups on my server, but when I added the Linode backup plan for $4.95 a month, I stopped […]