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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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Mt Gox’s Collapse

I am working on a longer post about Bitcoin, but this news is just too big, and explains one of the most interesting problems with a digital currency. I have waited a bit to talk about this, only because the dust is still settling but in case you haven’t heard. Mt Gox “lost” over 450 Million dollars worth of bitcoins. The problem with a digital currency is that it requires a digital wallet, that wal
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How not to deal with legacy cloud applications

Nintendo is killing online functionality for the Nintendo Wii, DS games, and DSi Games. This is disappointing and even though I don’t play any of these games it’s upsetting. Mario Kart 8 isn’t even out yet, but Nintendo is killing online support for it’s previous version of Mario Kart. I know that cloud servers cost money to run and I get that it’s not always financially viable to leave
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“Spritzing”

This looks fascinating: http://www.spritzinc.com/ I wish they had a full book to sample, I don’t think my brain could handle that much information overload.
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SaladMaster

For a company with no Wikipedia page, they have been around awhile. I need to do some digging, anyone up for a little bit of science?
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Ubuntu is ready for mobile

Ubuntu, If you’re going to be selling a mobile phone – the least you can do is make the website advertising it optimized for mobile. I could migrate this site to be responsive very easily. I’d be willing to help out. Call me 512-784-6060 * This was brought to my attention by Colin Hemphill
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