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Protected: Amageddon: Seattle’s Increasingly Obvious Future

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Inconsistent Results with the Twitter API

Getting inconsistent results with the Twitter API? I found this gem in Twitter API documentation: Lastly, there may be times in which the rate limit values that we return are inconsistent, or cases where no headers are returned at all. Perhaps memcache has been reset, or one memcache was busy so the system spoke to a different instance: the values …

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Microsoft At Work

My first project at Microsoft was to guide the requirements and end user design for fax machines running Windows. One of the challenges was working with very early, expensive, inaccurate touch screen technology circa 1993. You can learn a bit more at Wikipedia. Microsoft At Work: Ricoh IFS77 Intelligent Fax Machine Commercial from Jeff Reifman on Vimeo.

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Elise Blaha Cripe: How to Start a New Project – World Domination Summit

Elise Blaha Cripe gave a great speech at this past July’s World Domination Summit on how to start projects you don’t know how to do. “You just do. You do it before you know the outcome. You start before you know how you’re going to finish. You set the goal before you have the skills to finish it. And you …

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Huge WordPress Hosting Promotion at WPEngine

Visit WPEngine and use the code “WPEWSD14″ at checkout. – expires Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at midnight GMT. 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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Twitter Followers with Klout Scores

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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