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All it took was owning an iPhone for a week …

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apple
iphone

… to completely sway my opinion of the brand. The Friday before Father’s Day I broke down and bought a 27” iMac to replace my 4 year old Dell PC with absolutely no intention of running Linux on it. Since then, I coerced my employer to upgrade the dev team […]

Dumping Android for an iPhone

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google
android
apple
iphone

This should probably be accompanied by a formal press release, but I’ve dumped my Android phone for an iPhone 4S. As of late, I’ve been comparing Android to Linux in the mid-to-late 90s. It’s great if you like to fight with your system and constantly deal with adapting to it’s […]

Online Tools

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development
php
project update

I’ll admit it, I’ll fire up a web browser for some things that could easily be accomplished with php -a (or any other interactive shell that I don’t frequent). Sad part is, I typically Google it and then end up landing on the same handful of sites. In an attempt […]

Drain your InnoDB Buffer Pool by moving large fields out of MySQL

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development
database
mysql

This was supposed to be a “SceneKids.com the first year” post, but nothing has really changed too much since the 8 month post with the exception of expanding out with additional websites on the same platform. Instead, I’m going to discuss a dilemma I ran into with MySQL’s InnoDB data […]

Movie Review: The Human Centipede 2

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reviews

I don’t typically do movie reviews, but I needed to document my disgust in The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence. First off, I am a huge fan of the first Human Centipede flick. It was a total mind fuck without being a comical gore-fest. The protagonist was disconnected and absolutely […]