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Popcorn Source Code Plugin

Last week I heard about popcorn.js, a Mozilla project to bring interactivity to videos on the web. It’s a really interesting idea and one I can see actually being used. Being able to pull in Tweets, show a Google Map or a Wikipedia article without having to leave the video, is something that can add a lot to a video. There are multiple plugins available and you have the ability to write your own (though documentation is a little sparse).

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Ajax File Uploads With MooTools

I’ve been working on redoing my personal site; making it responsive and easier for me to update (because even though I can edit the source, having a CMS is way easier). I thought it was going to be a pretty easy project (besides the design) because I knew what browser I was going to be using and don’t have to include all these hacks for older browsers. But instead of just putting something really ugly together for the CMS admin, I’ve put a lot of time into making it look good. It’s also become a place to test out some technologies. So far I created a modal plugin for MooTools (my preferred JS library) which was originally suppose to work on both mobile and desktop devices (but there were so many variables in the end it didn’t work out). Tonight I just finished up a plugin for Ajax file uploads.

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Installing Memcache On Arch

This is a simple guide to get Memcached and the Memcache/Memcached module(s) for PHP installed on Arch Linux.

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My Feelings On Klout

After the overwhelming amount of buzz about Klout, I finally signed up for Klout the other day, and I have some issues with it.

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Arch Linux

The past couple of weeks I’ve been working with Arch Linux, and all I really have to say is wow! If you’ve worked with Linux at all, I bet it’s been Ubuntu, and don’t get me wrong, Ubuntu is great, but Arch is awesome. Arch focuses on simplicity and it does a good job of it. As a beginner, you could set up a server with Arch and not run into any issues. It’s also has a unique release system that’s always up-to-date. Everyday I’ve logged in any there’s always a new update, with this update system, you can make sure you are always running the latest and greatest, with other systems you’d have to wait 6 or more months for a update.

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