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Update git, security vulnerabilities currently exist.

To anyone out there using git, a major security vulnerability was just found. Please update Git immediately. https://github.com/blog/1938-git-client-vulnerability-announced Thanks Colin Hemphill for bringing this to my attention!
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Digital Ocean & Linode

So it’s been a while since posting here, but my wife and I have been settling into Austin and have been crazy busy getting things moving with Giftnix. Last week however I had some major hiccups with my servers running on Digital Ocean and the issues I started seeing were “TIMEOUTS” on ALL external API calls. This became very problematic because communicating with external API’s is an integral
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Road Biking

I am convinced more people need to learn to road bike. I truly am amazed at the possible workout difficulties you can achieve while biking. Running hurts after enough miles, swimming is just uncomfortable 99% of the time it seems, too hot, too cold, etc., lifting isn’t fun to do cardio with. But biking, you can go hours while biking and completely deplete your body of all your resources, pushing your body to th
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Videos for ecommerce websites

I am currently working on designing a new ecommerce website, and looking for something similar to a Ted talk about designing a great ecommerce experience that is meaningful for consumers. Do any such videos exist?
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Beats headphones & the Apple Acquisition

So it is official, Apple has purchased Beats headphones for $3 billion. We’ve been hearing about the acquisition talks for awhile now, but there is a small part of me that died inside when a company I hate was purchased by a company I love. However, we all have to start somewhere. Beats is just a brand, their product quality is extremely subpar for the price, but hopefully with Apple’s help Beats will imp
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Heartbleed

So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of “Heartbleed”, but why is this such a big deal? Heartbleed affects basically all Linux servers, and most of the internet is currently run by computers running a piece of software called OpenSSL and systems like Facebook, Twitter, etc. are all using OpenSSL because it’s packaged in with the Linux Servers they currently use to run t
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The fatal flaw of Socket.io 0.9.x

Socket.io in it’s current working state has a very interesting flaw we have been working through recently and it’s caused a great deal of confusion for everyone on board our team. This flaw even led to some heated arguments about objects and arrays and is all based around some really flawed misconceptions about Socket.io and how it functions. Socket.io is written at its core in JavaScript and runs on the
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Tablets and Phones as controllers

As great as the “mobile” revolution is, I’m constantly amazed we don’t see more usage of mainstream tablets and phones as touch control systems. The iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Nexus 7, HTC One, and even the Moto X all make great control systems. Specifically, I wish more sound systems would be controllable over great apps. Some sound systems are using apps to be controlled, but not nearly enough of
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The Growth of Node JS

Node JS keeps growing – Netflix and PayPal have both announced that they are working with more and more Node and numerous other companies are utilizing Node JS as well including MySpace and Uber. The power Node JS has is phenomenal, it’s the real time web. The more I use Node the more I grow to love it. We are also getting so close to version 1.0 it hurts. I’m pumped.
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