How to Check Your Ghost Blog Version

It seems that in trying to find the version of my core Ghost install, I haven't found any published posts on the Interwebs about where to look. Fortunately, noodling around in my Ghost install on my Linux box proved fruitful. The information I sought was in the package.json file…

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Apple Commercial Playlist Update for Jan 2015

I've been slacking off on updating my Apple Commerical Playlist on Spotify ever since the page was pulled down from Wikipedia. The reason it was taken down isn't immediately evident, however, it made it very painful to keep my playlist updated. Luckily, I stumbled across AppleMusic.info on the Interwebs…

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Tidal Hi-Fi Music Streaming

Recently, I found myself in a discussion of music services on Twitter with a friend who is an avid Spotify user. Being someone who use to live off of my Spotify account myself, I've become somewhat of a music streaming nomad over the past few years. I started out a…

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Securing Your Digital Life With Authy

With all the security breaches in the news during over the past year or two, I resolved to do something about securing my online accounts for social media, email and the like. Due to some advice I received from a Twitter friend, I found Authy. Authy is a service for…

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Charging In Style: LifeStar Charge Cables

Anyone who knows me understands my desire of both form and function. When it comes to tech hardware, I enjoy the aesthetic as much as the the practicality of an object, so it's important that the hardware I purchase is as good-looking in addition to well-functioning. A few months back…

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SpeedTest.net Command Line App

A while back, I wrote a post about how to test your bandwidth from the command line as to avoid using a Flash-based website like Speedtest.net. The method I wrote about was essentially a download test that would place the file into /dev/null, saturating your connection and effectively…

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Protect Your Privacy With Cloak

In today's world, most of our important business tasks are done online. To aid our culture's desire for making connectivity as ubiquitous as water, there are signs everywhere boasting free Wi-Fi for patrons of places ranging from restaurants to bowling alleys. As someone who does a decent amount of their…

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Make Your iPhone Truly Silent

When I put my phone on silent, I usually have a pretty good reason for not wanting interruptions. There are parts of the day I don't want my concentration broken: during a call with a client from my desk phone or a brief one-on-one with a colleague. When my phone…

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Why The Current Argument For Net Neutrality Is Flawed

"Instead of railing against fast lanes, we should be pushing Washington to explore ideas like this that could actually promote competition among ISPs." Makes sense, considering the most people base their Net Neutrality argument on an inaccurate model of how the Internet actually works. It is why politicians will endlessly…

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Could OpenTable Have A Rival In Its Midst?

Could recently-acquired OpenTable already have a rival to contend with? According to startup incubator Expa, this could be just the case - at least in New York City. Information on the new venture - named Reserve - is sparse. The website is a simple landing page where you can enter…

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