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Huge WordPress Hosting Promotion at WPEngine

Visit WPEngine and use the code “WPESF14″ at checkout. – expires Nov. 2, 2014 at midnight CDT. The personal plan is only $40 annually, a fantastic bargain. Consultants can host 10 large sites for $61 monthly or 25 sites for $186 monthly. If you’re a blogger, WPEngine also has one of the best affiliate programs in the business.

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Followup Q&A to Geekwire Commentary on The Seattle Times and the FBI

I received a handful of good questions and comments in response to my Geekwire commentary: Outrage over FBI’s online tactics highlights knee-jerk Internet culture (also on Slashdot). I made some additional inquiries to Media Spokesperson Ayn Dietrich-Williams at the FBI about these and would like to respond to the most pertinent reader points below. Levi Pulkkinen at Seattle PI also wrote …

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Introducing BirdHouse: A Twitter API Application for PHP

My latest PHP application lets you manage and build on the Twitter API; it’s called Birdhouse. Here’s a summary of the features that Birdhouse currently offers: Manage multiple Twitter accounts Support for the Twitter REST API and User Streaming API Syncing and browsing the home timeline, user timeline, mentions, favorites Syncing and browsing your entire historical user timeline, mentions (up to …

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Matt Dandelion

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal. The process of ending our intimate connections with loved ones can take a profound physiological toll; no wonder it is …

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How to Install the Ghost Blogging Platform

Getting Started This tutorial describes how to install the open source Ghost blogging platform on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at Digital Ocean. You’ll want to have a domain name or sub-domain registered for the app, e.g. http://yourghostblog.com. If you don’t have a registrar or need more information, I recommend NameCheap. Creating Your Server Instance Sign up at Digital Ocean now, the process is simple and only …

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My Experience with Seattle PD Response to Property Crime

Here are my personal experiences with the Seattle PD’s capacity to respond to property crime: 1. September 2014: Current holder of my stolen MacBook Pro with serial # verified by Apple support is heading to South Center at 6 pm for a Genius Bar appointment. The option I’m given is to call the Tukwila non-emergency # and ask for an officer to accompany me …

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Apple Continues Support for Stolen MacBooks and Devices

Apple has no policy of reporting stolen computers brought in for support to the police. In fact, they continue to provide warranty care and service. My home was burglarized in February. Over the last few days, Apple’s systems notified me that someone with my MacBook Pro 15″ Retina made a Genius Bar appointment and provided their phone number for support …

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